BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update: BP Carried Out Integrity Test on New Oil Spill Cap – BP is currently on pressure to find the latest oil spill solution that would put a permanent halt to the oil leak in Gulf of Mexico. Their credit ratings and stock prices have been badly affected by the oil spill notwithstanding the huge costs of oil spill claims from the government and from those injured. They have implemented various oil spill solutions in the past which includes the huge oil containment dome, the oil separators project of Kevin Costner, the top hat solution, and the LMRP containment system.
In its latest effort to contain the oil spill, BP is currently back into one of its first oil spill solutions. BP has implemented a new oil spill cap on the MC252 well to replace the previous one installed in the Lower Marine Riser Package or LMRP. This was done last Sunday June 11 as witnessed in the BP oil spill live feed where the live cam showed the new oil spill cap being lowered into the oil leak by remote robots.
Upon installation, BP is now set to start its so called integrity test to know if the oil spill cap can handle the pressure at such depths in the ocean floor. According to BP, this test will run between 6 to 48 hours. All of the test results will then be gathered to determine what are the next steps of BP to needed to do in case this oil spill solution failed once again.
Currently, the two oil spill containment vessels Q4000 and Helix Producer have recovered a combined amount of approximately 17,060 oil barrels from the oil leak.