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Industry Task Forces Issue Recommendations

bp  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  industry task forces  Jack Gerard  oil leak  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  spill response  well control  cap for oil leak  containment cap  containment company 

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

blowout preventer  bop  bp  containment cap  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  macondo well  moratorium  offshore moratorium  drilling fluids  spiil response 

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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Moratorium Melancholy

access  bp  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  domestic oil production  energy policy  macondo well  offshore drilling  relief well  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 10, 2010

BP got the green light over the weekend to proceed with drilling the relief well that is expected to put the final nail in Macondo's coffin. As of Monday, August 9, the well had reached a depth of 17,909 feet. BP says it is likely to intersect Macondo's wellbore on August 15. 

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Cementing Job Completed

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  macondo well  spill response  coast guard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2010

"Not with a bang but a whimper." - T.S. Eliot

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D-Day for Macondo

bp  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater drilling regulations  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy legislation  energy policy  gulf oil spill  house spill bill  liability  macondo well  moratorium  spill response  static kill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 2, 2010

Today could be D-Day for the Macondo well. According to reports, BP is conducting a test to determine the likely success of killing the well from the top, while getting in position to assault the well from the bottom. 

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Seismic Studies Monitoring Seepage near Macondo Well

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  spill response  seismic survey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 19, 2010

Engineers and government officials are watching the Gulf seabed closely today after seepage was discovered in the vicinity of theMacondo well.

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Oil Stops Flowing in the Gulf

blowout preventer  bp  containment cap  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf oil spill  macondo well  oil spill cleanup  spill response  oil stops flowing 

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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