July 25, 2010
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Ships and workers moved back into BP Plc’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill site on Sunday as seas calmed, and BP could begin pumping mud into the blown-out well later this week in a bid to plug the gusher.
The spill has seriously damaged the reputation of the energy giant and sources familiar with the matter said BP’s board would discuss Chief Executive Tony Hayward’s departure when it meets on Monday.
As remnants of Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipated over the Gulf on Saturday, retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, head of the U.S. spill response, said a “static kill” operation to plug the well by pumping in heavy drilling mud and possibly cement could start in three to five days.
“The static kill could go very quickly,” Allen said.
This article was posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 4:24 am