Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) Ready For "Top Kill" Attempt

BP's (NYSE:BP) has moved equipment in and is ready for its "top kill" attempt on Wednesday. This has never been attempted before at these depths of 5,000 feet below the surface. BP is estimating the success rate being only about a 60 - 70 percent.

If the attempt is a failure, BP has a couple other options they could implement. The first being they would try and cut the damaged riser pipe on the top of the blowout preventer, they would then attach a cap to the riser from the above drillship. The company said if successful this would capture most of the oil.

Another option is to lower a second blowout preventer or a valve. We're heading into the sixth week now since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon on April 20th and the sinking April 22nd.

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