BP Well Cap Not Effective In Controlling Oil Leak

July 19th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
bp3New Orleans, July 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials who have been monitoring the blown-out oil well off the Gulf of Mexico have found seepage on the ocean floor which indicates that the cap which was recently used by the oil giant to seal the well might not be effective in stopping the gush of oil into the water. Despite the fact that a top oil spill official of the United States government has confirmed that leakage has been detected, details about the size or the exact location of the seep has not been available as yet.

After the seepage was detected, Admiral Thad Allen who is heading the U.S. government’s response to the oil spill disaster has communicated with British Petroleum in writing where answers regarding the ‘undetermined anomalies at the well head’ have been sorted. If the scenario is actually the way as has been reported then the oil cap is likely to be opened to prevent the oil spill debacle ti take a much more grievous shape. In the letter to the BP Chief Managing Director Bob Dudley, Thad Allen stated that when the seeps have been detected then the oil giant should marshal resources, investigate the scenario and report the results to the government as soon as possible.

On Monday, the London based oil company released a statement that did not directly talk about the leak but mentioned that the oil giant had undertaken extensive monitoring activity along the ruptured well site. At the same time, BP also emphasized that the testing is being continued and the findings are evaluated to take the decision about whether to resume collecting oil from the well.

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