Monday, 7 June 2010

Containment cap used in the Oil leak

I have here a layout picture of the said containment cap use to funnel the oil leak in Gulf of Mexico. This containment cap has said to captured 10,000 barrels of oil in the first 24 hours and said to the first success of capturing oil spills. It has said on the news that since Saturday from 10,000 barrels of oils, the said amount has risen and now estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels leaking each day is being captured. I am posting this as I feel that there is a spark of hope that this disaster will soon to have an end.

Attempt to cap oil leak

The latest stage in BP's efforts to contain leaking oil has involved lowering a cap onto the failed blowout preventer (BOP) valve system on the seabed. The cap sits on the BOP's lower marine riser package (LMRP) section.

First, the damaged riser - the pipe which takes oil from the well - was cut where it nears the seabed using a remotely-operated shear. This was completed at 1930 CDT on 1 June (0030 GMT 2 June).

The next stage was for a diamond wire cutter to saw through the riser close to the LMRP. The blade got stuck and had to be removed but BP eventually cut through the pipe using giant shears manipulated by undersea robots (ROV).

After removing the pipe, the cap was lowered onto the LMRP enabling the leaking oil and gas to be funnelled to a drill ship on the surface. Latest estimates suggest more than half of the leaking oil is now being captured.

Photos and news resources were taken from BBC website where I regularly read recent events.

1 comment:

amiable amy said...

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