BP’s plan if relief wells don’t work? “Reconfigure the existing containment cap” says senior VP

Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher, AP, July 5, 2010:

But what if [the relief well] doesn’t work? That’s why BP is developing “backups for the backups.” But the British company is sparse on details…

Kent Wells, a BP senior vice president, said other options include trying to reconfigure the existing containment cap to collect more of the spewing oil or tying it into another production platform on the surface. However, Wells has been mum on a game plan and he said no decisions have been made on the alternate platform idea.

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