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BP authorized to begin cementing procedure on MC252 well

Release date: 5 August 2010

HOUSTON - BP has received authorization from the National Incident Commander (NIC) to conduct cementing operations on the MC252 well as part of the static kill procedure. Pumping operations are expected to begin Thursday, August 5th.

 

All operations are being carried out with the guidance and approval of the NIC and other government officials.

 

The aim of the procedure is to assist with the strategy to kill and isolate the well, and will complement the upcoming relief well operation.

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BP Press Office, London, +44 (0) 20 7496 4076, bppress@bp.com

BP Press Office, Houston, +1 281 366 4463, uspress@bp.com