"BP Makes Progress on New Capping System"

"BP crews made progress Sunday in their attempt to place a new sealing device atop the blown-out well shooting oil into the Gulf of Mexico, company Vice President Kent Wells said.

Undersea robots unbolted the flange that had connected the failed blowout preventer to a riser pipe and pulled out the stub of pipe that remained after that pipe was cut away a month ago.

Crews were working Sunday evening to bolt a 'transition spool' onto the opening at the top of the well, an intermediary step before the new cap is put into place."

Jaquetta White reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune July 11, 2010.

Monday, July 12, 2010