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BP completes MC252 well pressure test, results being reviewed

Release date: 13 August 2010

Last night BP, operating with the guidance and approval of the National Incident Commander (NIC), completed the four-hour near ambient pressure test on the MC252 well in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Results are under review this morning (US time)/ this afternoon (UK time) between BP and the federal science team and a recommendation on the path forward is expected to go to the NIC.

 

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Contacts

 

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

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