BP oil rig accident update

August 05, 2010 @ 03:43 PM -- by
Tagged with: Bp Oil Rig Accident

It appears that BP is on the right track in stopping the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon well. Maritime and Jones Act attorneys in Texas and the Gulf region will continue to be busy with claims however. The first part of the "static kill," in which BP used heavy drill mud in an attempt to plug the leak, seems to have been successful and has slowed the flow of oil. The next step is to pump concrete, which could begin right away.

Jones Act lawyers in Corpus Christi and throughout the region are relieved that BP’s "static kill" operation finished well ahead of schedule. It only took eight hours to fill the pipe with the mud, which holds back the oil from flowing. Later this month, a permanent cement plug will be placed in the well. Everything is moving forward in a positive manner, and hopefully the Gulf Coast can return to business as usual as quickly as possible.

As this progresses, BP continues to intersect the well with a relief well. This should be accomplished later this month. After the relief well is completed, more attention can be turned to cleaning up the mess. Fortunately, it appears that much of the oil has dispersed, been collected, sank to the bottom, or burned off. The U.S. government issued a report this week, asserting that it has accounted for most of the 5,000,000 barrels of oil from the disaster.

Contact Corpus Christi maritime attorney Scott Nelson if you or a loved one has been injured by this disaster. Mr. Nelson serves Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Galveston and all of Texas.