Feds trying to find out “What is the current status of the well?” — Multiple pipes still a concern (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. … Read more >>

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 >>

“BROKEN”: Feds say “not a lot of structural integrity left” in drill pipe (VIDEO)

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

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 >>

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 >>