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BP completes cementing procedure on MC252 well

Release date:
5 August 2010

HOUSTON - BP today completed cementing operations at the MC252 well at 14:15 CDT, as part of the static kill procedure. Monitoring of the well is underway in order to confirm the effectiveness of the procedure.


Operating with the guidance and approval of the National Incident Commander and government officials, BP continues the ongoing relief well operations. Depending upon weather conditions, mid-August is the current estimate of the most likely date by which the first relief well will intercept the Macondo well annulus.


Further information:




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

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

Notes to Editors:


BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells will conduct a technical briefing on subsea operations via teleconference Friday, August 6th. A media advisory will be issued with teleconference details.