Monday, July 12, 2010

BP Plan to Replace Cap on Well (Video) *Replace LMRP with Capping Stack*

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(NOLA.com) Workers on Saturday install a choke on the "capping stack" onboard the Transocean Discoverer Inspiration in preparation of attaching it to the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf. The well has been leaking oil into the Gulf since an explosion on the rig April 20 caused a blow out. (AP Photo/BP, Marc Morrison)


BP to Replace LMRP with Capping Stack

(Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune) The new capping system replaces an ill-fitting top, called the Lower Marine Riser Package cap, that had been in place for a month before it was removed Saturday. The system is essentially a new blowout preventer with a cap on top. The device, called a "capping stack," is about 18 feet tall and weighs about 150,000 pounds. Installing it is a multiphase process.

(CNN) Animation below shows BP's plan to replace the cap on the ruptured Deep Horizon well.





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