Release date: 5 August 2010
HOUSTON - BP today started pumping cement into the MC252 well at 09:15 CDT (15:15 BST) as part of the static kill procedure. All operations are being carried out with the guidance and approval of the National Incident Commander and other government officials.
The aim of the procedure is to assist with the strategy to kill and isolate the well. This procedure will complement the ongoing relief well operation.