posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 09:16 PM
Actually, the cap is on good -- but they have not installed the long pipe to the tophat or LMRCPDH 99-9483j Alpha --whatever the hell they call it
If they can get the pipe into the tophat, and lock it in place, and the pressure stays the same (same amount leaking under the hat--which IS MUCH
lower than a full gusher) it will probably get 60-70% of the oil.
What I worry about is once they add the thin pipe, the pressure could reverse and go down and out under the hat...
I think right now, the ROV's arm is holding it down (and the second arm is clamped to the riser pipe... dunno for sure.
Once it's on, they will bolt it to the existing pipe (they have 2 or 4 screw holes for it).
Hope this works--or at least gets most of the oil....
BTW -- Thanks to the member that posted the link to all the cameras on one page! That's what I've been looking for! Awesome! Thank you!
[edit on 6/3/2010 by Pharyax]