Oil Recovered To Date

Oil Recovered To Date
Oil Recovered To Date

Under the direction of the federal government, BP continues to capture some oil and burn gas at the surface using its containment dome technique?collecting oil aboard the Discoverer Enterprise, which is linked by a fixed riser pipe to the wellhead, and flaring off additional oil and gas on the Q4000, which is connected to the choke line. BP also is in the progress of connecting a floating riser pipe to third vessel, the Helix Producer, which will increase collection capacity to an estimated 53,000 barrels per day by bringing up additional oil up through the kill line?a redundancy measure also taken at the administration's direction.


The graph below, produced by the Department of Energy, demonstrates the cumulative amount of oil recovered to date, combining the containment cap and the Q4000.

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