BP starts collecting oil and gas from blowout well

06/14/2010
On June 5, the lower marine riser package (LMRP) containment cap, which was installed by BP PLC on the top of the Deepwater Horizon's damaged riser in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, had collected and transported 10,500 bbl of oil to the Discoverer Enterprise drillship. BP also said 22 MMscf of natural gas was collected and flared.BP said that during June 3-5, the volume of oil collected was 16,600 bbl and 32.7 MMscf of gas was flared.On June 3, BP worked to place the LMRP containment cap on the damaged riser, having used shears to cut the riser after a diamond-wire saw got stuck, a spill response spokesman said.Crews using remotely operated vehicles in 5,000 ft of water freed the diamond-w...
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