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View Diary: BP Oilmageddon ROV liveblogging diary #30 (368 comments)

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  •  I am of the understanding that only the top (0+ / 0-)

    portion of the BOP is being used because it has all the features required to connect the LMRP Cap to the riser and was not going to be used to stop the flow.

    Kent Wells "it has proven technology" so it reduces design and fabrication of a specialty fitting.

    Kent Wells Technical Update - 31 May 2010

    Possibly they may remove the BOP section and go straight to the end game of making a production connection. This would free up the BOP and the Enterprise drill rig to concentrate on the second relief well.

    (also discussed in above link)

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