UK Today News: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010 – BP Reports Success In Capturing Oil By Inserting Oil Leak Tube
BP Oil Spill 2010: The attempts to control the Gulf of Mexico oil spill met with some success thanks to an experimental option of inserting an oil leak tube by BP.
According to reports, the engineers were successful in inserting a tube into the broken pipe and captured the oil and gas, which in turn resulted in a breath of success. The BP officials said that this process has not completely curbed the problem, but this opens a way on how to actually get the work of stopping the oil leak done.
The tube system is just one of many ways proposed by the BP engineers to stop the mayhem of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that is destroying marine wildlife. The oil and gas collected were sent up the drill ship, Discovery Enterprise, which has a process of getting rid of the gas by burning it out by a flare system. The amount of oil now which is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico is around 210000 gallons per day.
Reports say that the system of putting a five foot section pipe of the damaged section has a rubber seal around it, which will in turn help the water to stay away from the pipe and get the gas and oil to the surface. The whole process was undertaken by the help of robots.
The attempt of actually putting a mile long pipe on the broke section failed earlier, but after reconfiguring the technology the process of capping the oil worked. But this is one of BP’s short term plans to curb the disaster, some plans include putting trash into the hole of the well and plug it.
A long term process has reportedly been decided, BP will drill to relief well around the site, but this process is due to start only in August.