BP Plans Repairs for Gulf Drill Hit by Hurricane
by: Capella Tucker, July 13, 2005 5:07:00 am
BP's Thunder Horse rig is located 150 miles south east of New Orleans. It's a new rig for BP and wasn't scheduled to begin production until late this year. BP Spokesman Ronnie Chapel says even though the rig is tilted about 20 degrees it is stable.
Chapel says the pumps are standard equipment on the rig. Additional pumps have been brought in and Chapel says it's not known how long it'll take to get the rig upright. BP also has crews on sure analysing data from the rig.
Chapel says it's too early to tell how the rig's production schedule will be affected. Thunder Horse is expected to handle 250,000 barrels of oil per day and 200 million standard cubic feet of natural gas.