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Well cap's trial ends with no word on what's next

 Drilling rigs and workboats operate at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has been ...
 The Boa Sub C work boat, top, operates near the Q4000 drilling rig at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 1...
 Workboats operate near the Transocean Development Drilling Rig II at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16...
 A workboat is surrounded by an oily slick at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has...
 Map shows the forecast location of oil
 Smoke rises from a controlled burn of contained oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil well leak on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Friday...
 Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead leak are seen past crew members on the Pacific Responder oil skimming vessel o...
 Oil cleanup workers use pressure washers as they clean up the beach on Grand Isle, La., Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead from the Deepwater Horizo...
 Ships pulling oil boom pass vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana ...
 Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Friday, July 16, 20...
 Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Friday, July 16, 20...
 Medic Ron Nolan, bottom left, takes a picture of vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead from the Pacific Responder oi...
 A green sea turtle, rescued by NOAA sea turtle experts in the Gulf of Mexico, is to be transported to the Audubon Institute for rehabilitation, Venic...

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Drilling rigs and workboats operate at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has been ...

Gulf Oil Spill

The Boa Sub C work boat, top, operates near the Q4000 drilling rig at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 1...

Gulf Oil Spill

Workboats operate near the Transocean Development Drilling Rig II at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16...

Gulf Oil Spill

A workboat is surrounded by an oily slick at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead has...

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Map shows the forecast location of oil

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Smoke rises from a controlled burn of contained oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil well leak on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Friday...

Gulf Oil Spill

Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead leak are seen past crew members on the Pacific Responder oil skimming vessel o...

Gulf Oil Spill

Oil cleanup workers use pressure washers as they clean up the beach on Grand Isle, La., Friday, July 16, 2010. The wellhead from the Deepwater Horizo...

Gulf Oil Spill

Ships pulling oil boom pass vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana ...

Gulf Oil Spill

Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Friday, July 16, 20...

Gulf Oil Spill

Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Friday, July 16, 20...

Gulf Oil Spill

Medic Ron Nolan, bottom left, takes a picture of vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead from the Pacific Responder oi...

Gulf Oil Spill

A green sea turtle, rescued by NOAA sea turtle experts in the Gulf of Mexico, is to be transported to the Audubon Institute for rehabilitation, Venic...

BP's 48-hour trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico has ended with no word on what happens next.
BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said Saturday afternoon the company would communicate if the trial was stopped. With no word from BP as 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT) passed, video footage showed the well was still plugged.
The cap could be reopened if scientists decide it could create an underground breach. It also could be reopened if they need to do certain seafloor mapping, or if they want to contain the oil by instead drawing it up to vessels on the surface.


Updated : 2021-04-17 02:34 GMT+08:00