WATCH LIVE: BP Might Have Stopped The Leak
May 31, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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So far so good.  The image has changed since top kill commenced.  According to BP, it now appears that drilling mud is flowing from the top of the well.

The plan as announced by BP was for the mud to displace the oil, then once that is done, displace the mud with concrete to permanently cap the wellhead.  Initially BP indicated that it could take several days for the mud to displace the oil.  It seems to have happened in less than 6 hours.


BP:  Appears only drilling mud flowing from well

Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said on Wednesday it appears drilling mud, not oil, was gushing from a ruptured undersea well six hours into an effort to halt a growing oil spill.

"What you've been observing coming out of the top of that riser is most likely mud," Suttles said at a news conference broadcast from a Louisiana command center. "We can't fully confirm that because we can't sample it. And the way we know we've been successful is it stops flowing."

"We've all been here a long time and been trying a lot of things and ridden a roller coaster," Suttles told reporters in Robert, Louisiana, and listening over the phone and Internet. "I think we just need to take the next 24 hours and see what the results are."

The goal is to halt the flow of oil long enough so cement can be pumped in to shut it off.

The mud, a substance specially created for the oil drilling industry and used in all wells drilled, weighs twice as much as water and is being pumped in by 30,000 horsepower compressors.

"Ultimately, what we need to see is that the well can't flow to surface," Suttles said. "That will be the way we know it's successful."


Just how toxic is 'drilling mud':



Top Kill Procedure Explained (WATCH)

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Update on May 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM by Registered CommenterDailyBail

Updated with link to Top Kill status report.



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