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July 13th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

New well cap to get 'integrity testing'

CNN Wire Staff

Official says placing the cap to seal the well went 'extremely well'

Official says placing the cap to seal the well went 'extremely well'

A BP official praised the successful attachment Tuesday of a cap that could seal the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

He cautioned, however, that the company still must conduct more tests to determine if the effort will stop oil from gushing into the Gulf. Those tests started Tuesday morning.

"I couldn't be prouder of the team that put on the sealing cap. That really went extremely well," BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells told reporters in a conference call Tuesday.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Missie

    All of this oil is gushing from the ocean floor. Is it creating a void that will collapse at some point?

    July 14, 2010 at 8:16 am |
  2. jay enders

    It seems that no one knows how much oil is being released, at least to this point. I would hope that BP had the integrity to place a flow meter into this new equipment that they lowered to the well.

    Jay Enders

    July 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm |
  3. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Like BP is doing us a favor? This should of been done months ago!

    July 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  4. Jose

    The success of this new oil cap would certainly benefit other oil rigs not only in the Gulf but in other bodies of water where it is established in the event that a similar unfortunate accident will happen. In this case, our government should require oil rigs operators to have reserves of the tested oil caps that would make it easy and quick for them to replace torn or twisted oil pipes to prevent a repetition of the BP oil spill.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
  5. Kevin , FL

    Bush and Fima blew it with Katrina , and the Current President was just as impotent here. We should have accepted ALL HELP from those willing Countries , mobilized the Gaurd , and let ALL CITIZENS who wanted to help have access. Period.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  6. Kevin , FL

    Integrity Testing? Anderson , the Entire OIL INDUSTRY needs Integrity Testing . 🙂 From the Executives that create False Shortages during Storms to Raise Prices , to the Geniouses who still think Walruses live in the Gulf . I do support More Energy Options for America , and that includes Drilling..............but not by "Outsourced Firms" who care NOTHING for us , or people who Drag their heels on a cleanup effort. In the 80s , at least Exxon Really got to work cleaning up the Valdez spill . It would have been done 2 months ago.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  7. Tammy Christine

    good news

    July 13, 2010 at 11:09 am |

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