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Update on Gulf of Mexico oil spill - July 23

Release date: 23 June 2010

BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. 

 

Subsea Source Control and Containment

With the guidance and approval of the National Incident Commander (NIC) and the leadership and direction of federal government, relief well activities at the MC252 well site will be temporarily suspended because of potentially adverse weather associated with Tropical Storm Bonnie, which is projected to track into the Gulf of Mexico. 

 

The MC252 well remains shut-in at this time. The well has been shut-in for integrity testing the past seven days. 

 

BP will continue to monitor the MC252 well as long as weather permits. Duration of the suspension of relief well activities will be dependent on the weather.

Further information:

Contacts

 

BP press office, London: +44 (0)20 7496 4076, bppress@bp.com

BP Press Office,Houston, (281) 366-4463, uspress@bp.com