Posted: Jun 25, 2010 11:46 AM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it's on target for mid-August
completion of a relief well, the best hope of stopping the oil
gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
BP spokesman Bill Salvin says the crew drilling the first of two
wells ran a procedure called a ranging run this week to confirm
they're drilling on the correct path.
He says it showed the crews are where they thought they were.
They started drilling the first relief well on May 2 and now
they've reached a depth of 16,725 feet.
They need to drill about 3,000 feet deeper so they can intercept
and relieve the pressure on the well that blew out when the
drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, killing 11
Salvin says the well remains on pace to be completed during the
first half of August.