Discover expert BP Oil Wells Near SeepageHouston, July 19, 2010 09:44
But late Sunday, the U.S. government issued a letter to BP chief executive Bob Dudley Director of retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen who refers to the seepage at the well at a depth of 1.6 kilometers and the “gaffe that has not been ascertained at the top of the well.”
“I ask you to provide me with written procedures for the opening of the valve cover as soon as possible without damaging the well, if the hydrocarbon seepage near the top of the well confirmed,” writes Allen.
All concerns were certainly discussed when British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Obama in Washington, Tuesday. The plan has been prepared for BP to resume oil removal after completion of pressure tests on the well, which stretches four kilometers in the bottom of the ocean, to assess whether it can withstand the process of closing the leak.
But Doug Suttles, BP’s Chief Operating Officer, said the company now hopes to continue to cover the damaged wells until the well was completed in August and channel leaks closed with “heavy drilling” mud and cement.