BP oil rig accident update

August 05, 2010 @ 02:43 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.