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This is the twelfth (12) BP top kill liveblog diary.

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List of today's liveblog diaries:



LiveBlog - Diary 12 - nika7k (CURRENT DIARY)


LiveBlog - Diary 11 - Overseas

LiveBlog - Diary 10 - conchita

Junk Shot LiveBlog - Diary 9 - khowell

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 8 - Garrett

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Links and info re top kill are all below the jump.

Video feeds:

BP video feed

CNN multi camera view

All BP videos

WKRG - Mobile/Pensacola


Some links:

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Oil & Gas Journal

The Oil Drum

Offshore Magazine

Oil and Gas Magazine

Petroleum News

Your Oil and Gas News

World Oil

Administration response to spill.

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List of all previous liveblog diaries:

Top Kill has begun! - Tomtech


Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 1 - khowell

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 2 - conchita

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 3 - sc kitty

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 4 - Garrett

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 5 - liveblog

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 6 - alkalinesky

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 7 - miep

Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 8 - garrett

BP Junk Shot LiveBlog - Diary 9 - khowell



LiveBlog - Diary 10 - conchita

LiveBlog - Diary 11 - Overseas


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Relevant Recent Breaking News:
NYT: BP Engineers Making Little Headway on Leaking Well

The company [again] suspended pumping operations at 2:30 a.m. Friday after two "junk shot" attempts, said the technician, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the efforts.

"The suspension of the effort was not announced, and appeared to again contradict statements by company and government officials that suggested the top kill procedure was progressing Friday."

Washington's Blog opines that BP may be moving beyond Top Kill to the LMRP phase.

I think we will be hearing a lot about LMRP so I thought I would include a definition of that here (also from Washington's Blog who, in turn, got it from the BP site):

In parallel with the ongoing top kill operation, preparations have been made for the possible deployment of the lower marine riser package (LMRP) cap containment system.

Deployment would first involve removing the damaged riser from the top of the failed BOP to leave a cleanly-cut pipe at the top of the BOP's LMRP. The cap, a containment device with a sealing grommet, will be connected to a riser from the Discoverer Enterprise drillship, 5,000 feet above on the surface, and placed over the LMRP with the intention of capturing most of the oil and gas flowing from the well.

The LMRP cap is already deployed alongside the BOP in readiness for potential deployment. If it is decided to deploy this option, this would be expected to take some three to four days.

In addition to these steps, planning is being advanced for deploying, if necessary, a second BOP on top of the original failed BOP.

As with ANY information during this incident, it remains to be seen what is indeed happening.

Originally posted to nika7k on Fri May 28, 2010 at 03:09 PM PDT.

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