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BP to try smaller dome against oil leak

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/11/2010

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By Richard Simon and Jill Leovy

"Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles As they prepared to deal with political fallout on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, BP and its contractors scrambled Monday to develop fresh ways to battle the undersea geyser that has pumped about 4 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. "The latest proposed fix, dubbed a "top hat," is a smaller version of the 100-ton dome that failed over the weekend when hot gas from the well and cold sea water formed slushy hydrate crystals that gummed up the works. "The smaller dimensions of the new steel box, which weighs 2 tons and could be in place within 72 hours, will allow heat from the spurting oil to build up in the interior much more quickly, the company said, preventing hydrates from forming and allowing the oil, water and gas mixture to more easily flow up a pipe to a waiting ship." Read on...
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" BP to try smaller dome against oil leak", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 16/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/bp-to-try-smaller-dome-against-oil-leak