Topic: Kent Wells
Static kill: BPs efforts to plug the leak seem to have worked, but it's still too early to declare victory, officials say.
08/04/2010 06:32 pm
'Static kill,' similar to the previously attempted 'top kill' solution, involves pumping mud and cement into the leaking well, hopefully sealing it permanently.
08/02/2010 10:42 am
Tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the US government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well.
07/22/2010 03:21 pm
Oil spill BP clean-up continues, but dozens of ships prepared Thursday to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug BP's ruptured oil well to a near standstill.
07/22/2010 12:17 pm
BP wants to try a 'static kill' in the Gulf oil spill – similar to the failed 'top kill' – to stopper the top of the well until relief wells kill it from below. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday.
07/20/2010 08:17 pm
Gulf oil cap appeared to be holding steady Friday morning, almost midway into a white-knuckle waiting period in which engineers watched the pressure gauges for signs of a leak.
07/16/2010 12:30 pm
The test to determine whether BP can keep the cap closed on its leaking well began Thursday afternoon after an overnight delay. When the test began, no oil was escaping from the well.
07/15/2010 09:23 pm
Retired Adm. Thad Allen shut down Tuesday a well-integrity test of the Gulf oil spill geyser. BP had been itching to move forward, but government scientists were worried the test may make the situation worse.
07/14/2010 12:53 pm
BP has begun testing the new containment cap to see if it can do what's proven impossible so far – shut down the Gulf oil spill geyser once and for all. 'Hope and pray,' says a BP official.
07/13/2010 07:45 pm
BP uncapped its gushing well Saturday, allowing more oil to escape as the company tries to put on a better cap. But BP has other ways of capturing oil in the Gulf oil spill even without the cap.
07/11/2010 09:18 am
BP says it's capturing the 'majority' of oil from the Macondo wellhead after placing a 'top cap' siphon on it last week. Yet judging by the size of the plume on the BP live feed, some fear the BP oil spill is even worse after the operation than before.
06/08/2010 02:16 pm
As President Obama visits Louisiana Friday for the third time for an on-scene update of the BP oil spill, some residents report a nagging feeling that the US response would have been more vigorous if the accident had happened elsewhere.
06/04/2010 03:37 pm
The 'top kill' procedure aims to cap the undersea well feeding the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The US Coast Guard gave approval Wednesday to proceed.
05/26/2010 01:54 pm
BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
05/25/2010 12:23 pm
BP is open to suggestions from the public on how to plug the well gushing thousands of gallons of oil per day 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
05/11/2010 01:43 pm