Macondo well plugged with memorial cap

11/15/2010
Paula DittrickSenior Staff WriterEleven stars adorn a cap used in the plugging-and-abandonment process on BP PLC's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico where an Apr. 20 blowout trigged an explosion and fire on Transocean Ltd.'s Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible that killed 11 workers.US Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul D. Zukunft, federal onscene coordinator, said each star represents one of the 11 lives lost in the explosion.The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement installed the corrosion cap on Nov. 8 and has finished testing and certifying nine plugs that sealed Macondo. Zukunft said the plugging-and-abandonment process was completed.The Development Driller II and ...
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