Add Energy and Trendsetter Engineering have teamed up to develop the Relief Well
Injection Spool (RWIS) Lite, designed to reduce the complexity of relief well
operations on a global scale, when coupled with the original RWIS product.
The survey confirmed that no oil is leaking from the Macondo well, nor from the relief well
that ultimately intercepted and permanently sealed it.
A relief well
is drilled to intersect a well that has suffered a blowout and its construction is similar to an exploration well.
A relief well
remains the ultimate solution to kill and permanently cement the well," said BP.
Even if we were to pump the cement from the top, we will still continue on with the relief well
and confirm that the well is dead.
If another hurricane moves closer to the spill region, it would likely have all of these disruptive effects, as well halting the relief well
drilling (with possible damage to equipment) and causing temporary abandonment of the siphoning operation currently in place.
BP said on Sunday that a rig that had been drilling a relief well
to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak was back on site and reconnecting equipment to resume work.
What we didn't want to do is be in the middle of an operation and potentially put the relief well
at some risk," Kent Wells, BP's vice-president, said.
25 pence at 1507 Dubai time, pushed ahead by the good news on the relief well
front as well as by investment speculation.
Oil gushed from Ixtoc I until a relief well
could be drilled.
The state news agency quoted unnamed experts as saying that to stifle the fire a relief well
might need to be drilled next to the flaming well to suck off the oil and gas feeding the fire.
The relief well
at the end of August is certainly the end point on this game," Robert Dudley, BP's managing director, said.