Preparation is being made by the BP for the installation of a new cap to confine oil leaking from its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Senior Vice President Kent Wells shared that it had unfastened an extension from the top of the well, a pioneer to fixing the new cap, sometime in the next week.
Wells during a conference remarked that BP was pleased to see the effort proceeding, holding that whatever the flow was, they would capture it at some time.
He further said that in order to collect the oil from the cap, BP needed to reconnect the Discoverer Enterprise drillship and affix the vessels, Toisa Pisces and Clear Leader.
On Saturday, the Oil Spill Response Information Center in New Orleans said that about 551 miles of gulf coast shoreline from Louisiana to Florida was greased, and 34% of federal waters in the gulf continued to be closed.
According to a posting, BP had abstracted 15,200 barrels from the well to facade ships.
The Company had incarcerated more than 750,000 barrels of the projected 2.9 million to 5 million barrels that had escaped, since an April 20 outburst on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, leading to the largest oil leak in U. S. history.
Coast Guard Spokesman Capt. James McPherson said, "It's not just going to be, you put the cap on, and it’s done. It's not like putting a cap on a tube of toothpaste”.