Installation and testing of the blow-out preventer
(BOP) has been completed, along with the 17 1/2" hole to 2,664m.
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The maker of the Deepwater Horizon blow-out preventer
that failed to stop last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to pay 250 million dollars (pounds 160 million) to BP under a legal settlement, the oil giant said.
A major spill was averted only when the blow-out preventer
was activated, capping off the well on the sea floor.
The rig's blow-out preventer
, a protective valve, should have sealed the well but failed to operate.
Today BP was expected to begin the process of removing the cap and failed blow-out preventer
, another step toward completion of a relief well that would put a final seal on the well.
The balance of these viscoelastic properties determines how well a blow-out preventer
, for example, will perform in service.
According to The Observer, BP ordered the use of a Chinese repair facility to overhaul the rig's blow-out preventer
, a device that subsequently failed and led to the worst environment disaster in U.
The forward plan is to connect the blow-out preventer
to the wellhead and pressure test before commencing to drill the 17 1/2" hole to just above the primary target reservoir.
Preparing to test the blow-out preventer
prior to drilling ahead in 216mm (8 1/2 ) hole to TD
In addition, the failed blow-out preventer
highlighted in the findings was only raised from the water on Saturday, and awaits further analysis.