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July 13th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Can the cap stop the flow of oil?

BP's new containment cap designed to slowly stop the flow of oil into the gulf. After 85 days an estimate of more than 212 million gallons has spilled. Can this new contraption really contain the oil spill? Darryl Bourgoyne the director of Louisiana state university's petroleum engineering lab spoke with CNN's American Morning Tuesday.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. nancy

    Get it capped already!!!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  2. BP 911

    Good Morning John and Kiran,

    From out here at MC 252, we will get it stopped. When the last of the seismic data comes in and once the USGS personnel are satisfied that the formation is intact, then they can start to close the 3 super shear BOP. Not sure if they plan to put a wellhead connector because the black piece, that the oil is flowing from is a wellhead. So they could close the BOP and put a connector on it so if it had to have some pressure released it could come to the surface in a controlled manner.

    I hope that the person in the oval office lifts the moritorium soon, people are about to be layed off. John you went out to the DDIII I think...did you get to meet many people? We have people from 18 states on our vessel out here – from California, Washington, New York, Maine, Virginia, Utah just to name a few that the average American might not think about working in the GOM. Those are good jobs, all above 6 figures so this is not a "Southern States" job loss that we are talking about. The drilling companies pay travel for most employees as part of the benefit package and with all the DP, dynamic positioning, vessels you have in the GOM, it reaches out to all mariners with USCG licenses also.

    John you know that the people out here are professianal and safe – please let America know that we are nothing like made for TV Discovery Channel Black Gold.

    We hope, as you and all of America does that there will be some great news today. We're working very hard and very safe – as we always have for the past 25 years that I've been in the business; that got wiped out on April 20th. My thoughts and prayers are still with the 11 who perished.

    Have a great day.

    July 14, 2010 at 5:52 am |