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Industry Task Forces Issue Recommendations

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 7, 2010

After several weeks of intense study into the Deepwater Horizon accident, two industry task forces released their recommendations today. 

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Cap Removal Delayed

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 30, 2010

High seas have forced BP to postpone efforts to remove the containment cap on the Macondo well. The company says engineers are standing by, waiting to remove the cap and the battered blowout preventer (BOP) before replacing the BOP with one from the Deepwater Driller II. No oil is expected to be spilled during the operation. 

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Oil Stops Flowing in the Gulf

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2010

For the first time in more than two months, the Macondo well is not leaking oil and gas into the Gulf.

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Checking the Well's Integrity

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 13, 2010

Using painstaking care, BP engineers are conducting tests that could determine whether a new cap can stop the flow of oil from the leaking Macondo well. 

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Industry Forms Task Forces on Well Control and Spill Response

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 10, 2010

The oil and natural gas industry is forming two new task forces to address both short-term and long-term issues involving subsea well control and spill response and cleanup. 

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Containment Cap Collecting Oil Successfully

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 7, 2010

The New York Times reports another ship is being sent to the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well to process oil and gas captured by the containment cap and brought safely to the surface. 

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Containment Cap on the Well

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

BP and a team of engineers have lowered the containment cap on the blowout preventer. 

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