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The plan stated that it was "unlikely that an accidental surface or subsurface oil spill would occur from the proposed activities". Hafle, a senior drilling engineer at BP, warns that the metal casing for the blowout preventer might collapse under high pressure.
March — An accident damages a gasket on the blowout preventer on the rig. Gagliano says they should use Morel replies in an email, "it's too late to get any more product on the rig, our only option is to rearrange placement of these centralizers. April 17 — Deepwater Horizon completes its drilling and the well is being prepared to be cemented so that another rig will retrieve the oil.
The blowout preventer is tested and found to be "functional. It is required in rules. Crew leaves on Before she could make sense of it — a rig shaking shock that came out of nowhere — magenta warnings began flashing on her screen.
Magenta meant the most dangerous level of combustible gas intrusion. Most of the current pollution has been mitigated by the fire. There is some surface sheening extending up to 2 miles from the source.
The crews report "large amounts of oil that flowed out.
Mary Landry tells CBS "At this time, there is no crude emanating from that wellhead at the ocean surface, er, at the ocean floor There is not oil emanating from the riser either. First, weather and sea-state did not allow continuous skimming and alternatives were needed.
Second, skimmers and dispersants could not completely remove the oil being released from the well. Finally, the OSC determined in situ burning ISB was a safe and effective way to remove large volumes of oil from the ocean surface, based on data for in situ burns from previous spills.
BP reports a leak 1, barrels 42, US gallons; cubic metres a day. BP begins process to establish two relief wells. Booms set up to keep oil from washing ashore.
Repairs are being worked overnight. April 28, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated that the leak was likely 5, barrelsUS gallons; cubic metres a day, five times larger than initially estimated by BP.
President Barack Obama halts new offshore drilling unless safeguards are in place. Oil discovered in the South Pass. May 10 — After failed containment dome BP announces plans to apply five feet in diameter containment vessel nicknamed "top hat". The strategy is nicknamed "junk shot.
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