Hours after blow-out BP was “INTERFERING” with effort to close BOP, contractor testifies

Contractor: BP interfered with critical efforts, Associated Press, October 4, 2010:

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Black bubbles continuosly seep from wellhead as ONLY ROV feed is “MONITORING HYDRATES” (VIDEO)

BP live feed from Development Driller 2 ROV 1, September 14, 2010 at 3:15 … Read more >>

Feds change plans over “CONCERN” about “FREE COMMUNICATION” between annulus and BOP (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 10, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. … Read more >>

Oil Expert: If crane drops BOP “it would crush everything”, “everything could be OPENED UP”

Today, the AP asks: “What happens if the crane attached to the blowout preventer … Read more >>

ALERT: Oil fluids expert says “UNCERTAINTY” whether BP’s cement job was enough “to keep oil and gas from finding its way up”

Risks remain with Gulf well cap coming off, AP, September 2, 2010:

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Feds reveal concern that DRILL PIPE is CEMENTED to the CASING (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 1, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. … Read more >>

Feds new focus: Wellhead is BENT (not just a tilting BOP) — “It did not pop straight back up” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 1, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. … Read more >>

Feds say containment vessels “ON STANDBY” — No SIGNIFICANT risk of oil being released (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 1, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. … Read more >>

Black blobs seep from capping stack as Feds deny any “flow of hyrdrocarbons” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. … Read more >>

Feds: “Extreme fragility” of pipe inside well — “I have no regrets” about current situation (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. … Read more >>

INCREASING: Hundreds of black blobs start leaking from the top of BP’s well (VIDEO)

Live feed from Oly — ROV 2, August 30, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. EDT:

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Black blobs seeping non-stop from capping stack on BOP (VIDEO)

BP Live Feed Oly ROV, August 30, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. EDT:

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Feds claim “not aware of any flow of hyrdrocarbons” or “anomalies” as ROV films black blobs seeping from capping stack (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. … Read more >>

More from Feds: Lifting up BOP may compromise “casing hanger” and allow oil to flow from annulus (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 27, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. … Read more >>

BREAKING: Feds now “CONCERNED” about OIL RELEASE from seal that may become “DISLODGED” when removing BOP — Reporter says “WOW” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 27, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. … Read more >>

Feds say ‘fishing experiment’ has failed “due to the apparent fragility of the pipe, which keeps breaking off” and “the UNKNOWN condition of the BOP”

“Fishing” operation has failed and BP will move forward with replacing blow-out preventer, Times-Picayune, … Read more >>

*JUST IN* Feds say scientists studying “How much pull should we put on the BOP?” when extracting the 3,500 foot pipe — “Cement could have adhered to it”

Hydrates slowed removal of pipe from Macondo well, Oil and Gas Journal, Aug 25, … Read more >>

*MUST SEE* ROV films BLACK BLOBS FLOWING above cement plug — Camera lens covered (VIDEO)

Enterprise camera video feed, August 24:

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Colored liquid gushing from capping stack, BOP (VIDEO)

Skandi Neptune, August 24, 2010 at 1:45 p.m. EDT:

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Overhead view of cloudy capping stack, BOP (VIDEOS)

Live feed from Boa Sub C ROV 2, August 24, 2010 at 2:52 p.m. … Read more >>

Clouds surrounding capping stack, BOP (VIDEO)

Live feed from Boa Sub C ROV 2, August 24, 2010 at 2:50 p.m. … Read more >>

MORE DELAYS: Feds push back BOP removal — Additional ‘diagnostics’ still needed after three days of ‘fishing experiment’ (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 23, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. … Read more >>

Feds now say THREE pipes stuck in top of well — One is 40 feet long that “collapsed down” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 23, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. … Read more >>

Extracting 3,000+ feet of drill pipe held in the 5,000 foot cement plug is “NOT INTENDED to impact” integrity (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 23, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. … Read more >>

BP to pull out 3,500 FEET OF DRILL PIPE from the 5,000 FOOT CEMENT PLUG holding back oil flow — Says it’s the “most prudent way to go” (VIDEO)

Washington Post Reporter: “You’re going to yank this pipe out… it strikes me that … Read more >>

BP now removing “drill pipe and OTHER EQUIPMENT” from wellhead; Experts believe it’s the CASING (VIDEOS)

Statement by BP, August 21, 2010:

BP has been authorized to begin open … Read more >>

Seepage where WELLHEAD MEETS SEAFLOOR filmed by ROV on “BUBBLE COUNT” (VIDEO)

BP live feed from Boa Sub C ROV 2, August 20, 2010 at 7:55 … Read more >>

Feds: Either BOP is removed, or wait 7 days to build system to relieve pressure (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 16, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. … Read more >>

Relief well delayed as Feds order “analysis of the stability of the well”; Restart date is “indeterminate” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 14, 2010 at 2 p.m. … Read more >>

Feds announce ANOTHER blow-out preventer may be added to wellhead (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, August 13, 2010:

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