Wednesday, June 23, 2010

update: BP Robot May Have Nothing to Do with Cap Removal

According to the Deep Water Horizon Response website:

This morning at approximately 8:45 a.m., "a discharge of liquids was observed from a diverter valve on the drill ship Discoverer Enterprise,which is on station at the MC252 well-site. As a precautionary measure, the lower marine riser package (LMRP) containment cap system, attached to the Discover Enterprise, has been moved off the Deepwater Horizon's failed blow-out preventer to ensure the safety of operations and allow the unexpected release of liquids to be analyzed."

While capture of oil and gas "through the BOP's choke line to the Q4000 vessel on the surface continues," the cap at the site of the blown preventer has been temporarily removed. If this happened at 8:45am, why the story about the robots? Yet again, it seems BP and those involved may not be 100% forthright in the matter of the spill. Was it too much bad publicity to tell the truth, that BP had to intentionally allow more oil to flow into the ocean for a short period of time for safety's sake?

Just when I thought this thing couldn't get uglier. By the way BP, what is the status of the relief well. Your company has gone on record saying it will be complete by early to mid August. What happens if its not done until September or October?