19 July 2010

deepwater horizon oil catastrophe bp live cam

UPDATE: 2102 CDT [0202 19 july 2010 UTC/GMI]sunday 18 july 2010:

deepwater horizon oil catastrophe: official: seep found near bp's blown out oil well
UPDATE 15 july 2010:
UPDATED at 2:45 p.m.CDT [1945 GMT/UTC]:

BP says new cap on well fully closed, no oil going into Gulf

ASSOCIATED PRESS • July 15, 2010

NEW ORLEANS —BP says oil from its broken well has stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April.

The announcement Thursday came after company officials said all valves had been shut on a new cap over the busted well in an experiment to stop the spill.

Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said at a news briefing that oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25 p.m. CDT. [1925 GMT/UTC]

It was a long-awaited milestone in one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters. While not a permanent solution to plug the busted well, the success in capturing the oil spewing out was welcome news.

The crisis began when BP’s deepwater rig exploded, killing 11 workers.

The cap is not a permanent fix. BP is drilling two relief wells so it can pump mud and cement into the leaking well in hopes of plugging it for good. ~ view original
this is a clip from a bp camera recorded from 2150 - 2229 CDT 12 july 2010
(0250 - 0329 GMT/UTC 13 july 2010}

audio track from 14 june 2010

video source:
third row down -- middle cam

live cam

note: adjust vid screen setting: right-click video > zoom > drop-down box choose > full screen or 50 100 200%

video source link:
more cams here
: 1910 utc/gmt sunday 06 june 2010via
bp youtube channel

UPDATE: saturday 28 may 2010 utc 1818 for more latest news please see our deepwater horizon oil catastrophe feeds.

UPDATE: friday 28 may 2010 | 1538 utc u.s. official: flow of oil from spill has stopped but bp official says that it will be 48 hours before success of 'top kill' will be known
UPDATE: hmmm BP's "live" feed was actually a brief (less than 15-seconds) loop repeating for more than 8 hours
UPDATE: thursday 27 may 2010 | 2100 utc
Setback Delays ‘Top Kill’ Effort to Seal Leaking Oil Well in Gulf

Published: May 27, 2010

HOUSTON — BP had to halt its ambitious effort to plug its stricken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday afternoon when engineers saw that too much of the drilling fluid they were injecting into the well was escaping along with the leaking crude oil.

A technician at the BP command center said that pumping of the fluid had to be stopped temporarily while engineers were revising their plans, and that the company hoped to resume pumping by midnight, if federal officials approved. ~ read more
deesillustration.com via rense.com splash art

house.gov spill cam link
see also
deepwater horizon oil catastrophe 2010
label in the footer of this post
originally posted
24 may 2010
905 pm cdt