BP retrieves Deepwater Horizon BOP from Macondo well in gulf

09/13/2010
BP PLC, operator of the deepwater Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, moved significantly closer to finishing a relief well when it lifted the Deepwater Horizon's failed blowout preventer onto a vessel late Sept. 4 after installing a different BOP on the well the previous day.On Sept. 8, federal officials said drilling of a relief well to permanently seal the Macondo well from the bottom was expected to resume no sooner than Sept. 18 because scientists and engineers were doing diagnostics on the well and also fishing for drill pipe still inside the well.An Apr. 20 blowout of the Macondo well caused an explosion and fire on Transocean Ltd.'s Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible, killing 11 pe...
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