Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP) Cap Photos

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BP has managed to reduce to oil spill disaster with effectively collecting oil from the well by installing Lower Marine Riser Package Cap. Photos below.

For the first 12 hours on June 11, about 7,720 barrels of oil were collected and 15.5 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared. For the previos day day, a total of approximately 15,400 barrels of oil were collected and 30.8 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared.

Plus, they have completed the ligthering process of transferring oil from Discoverer Enterprise ship to the barge Massachussetts. Collected oil will be shipped to on an onshore terminal for discharge.

A remote operated hydraulic shear will be used to make two initial cuts and then that section will be removed by crane
A remote operated hydraulic shear will be used to make two initial cuts and then that section will be removed by crane
A diamond wire saw will then be placed to cut the pipe close to the LMRP and the final damaged piece of riser will be removed.
A diamond wire saw will then be placed to cut the pipe close to the LMRP and the final damaged piece of riser will be removed.
The LMRP Cap is designed to seal on top of the riser stub. Lines carrying methanol also are connected to the device to help stop hydrate formation.
The LMRP Cap is designed to seal on top of the riser stub. Lines carrying methanol also are connected to the device to help stop hydrate formation.
The device will be connected to a riser extending from the Discoverer Enterprise drillship.
The device will be connected to a riser extending from the Discoverer Enterprise drillship.

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