bp will resume oil capture after well tests end

BP Will Resume Oil Capture After Well Tests End


Jul 18th, 2010 – BusinessWeek

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July 17 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc will open its sealed Macondo gusher in the Gulf of Mexico and channel oil to vessels on the surface after extending tests on the well another 24 hours, the U.S. government decided.

BP, based in London, stopped the flow of oil and began testing on July 15 to look for damage. After reviewing two days of data, BP found no evidence of hidden leaks, Kent Wells, BP’s senior vice president for exploration and production, said on a conference call with reporters today.

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