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Top Kill Underway

blowout preventer  bop  bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 26, 2010

BP has received permission to launch the "top kill" procedure on the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. This means engineers can begin pumping heavy drilling fluids into the blowout preventer (BOP) and the wellbore in hopes of stopping the oil leaks. 

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BP CEO 'Devastated' by Oil Spill

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 25, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward yesterday told reporters he is "devastated" that oil from the Macondo well has reached the Gulf shoreline. 

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Live Webcam Video of the Oil Spill

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 21, 2010

Not even the Spanish Armada could compete with the number of boats and ships that are responding to the Gulf oil spill today. According to the latest Joint Unified Command report1,100 vessels and 24,000 people (excluding volunteers) are now grappling with the oil spill from the Macondo well.

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Companies Respond to Oil Spill

bp  chevron  conocophillips  deepwater horizon  exxonmobil  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  spill cleanup  spill response  oil companies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 19, 2010

While the response to the Deepwater Horizon accident has focused on BP, it's not the only energy company that is working 24/7 to plug the leaks and manage the spill.

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Insertion Tube Siphons Oil from Deepwater Horizon Well

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  insertion tube  oil collection system  spill cleanup  spill response  technology innovation  cofferdam  containment dome 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

BP succeeded yesterday in connecting a 4" pipe to the broken riser to siphon oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface. 

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Fixing the Deepwater Horizon Leaks

bp  cofferdam  containment dome  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  oil collection system  oil spill cleanup  spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 13, 2010

The New York Times reports today that BP is making headway in solving the problems that are allowing oil from the Macondo well to spill into the Gulf.

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Oil Spill Response Expanding Daily

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil industry task forces  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf  oil spill response  spill response  offshore equipment safety  offshore operating procedures 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill response has become so massive, and the activities aimed at pinpointing a cause have become so numerous, it's becoming increasingly difficult to mention everything in a single blog post.

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