Engineers work to permanently seal BP oil rig

Posted on August 26th, 2010 No Comments

Engineers are working to permanently seal the rig that exploded on April 20. The rig has been capped since July 15 and is no longer spilling oil into the ocean and a permanent seal is the next step.

Engineers have recently flushed methane hydrates out of the blowout preventer that was previously blocked which means that they can begin to remove pipes and valves from the well. Engineers are also working to retrieve pipes that are needed in the repair but are on the ocean floor.

Two of the pipes are relatively easy to retrieve while the third one may pose more of a problem. Once a new blowout preventer has been fitted, it will be permanently sealed. The original blowout preventer will be examined in proceedings against BP and others.

If you or a loved one has suffered economically from the oil spill, contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today to discuss your legal options.

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