BP's First Relief Well in Gulf May Be Completed Within 18 Days, Times Says
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BP Plc may complete within two and a half weeks the first of two relief wells aimed at ending the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the London-based Times reported.
The relief well is within 200 horizontal feet of the ruptured one and is being guided toward it by means of electromagnetic and sonar ranging devices, the newspaper said.
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is likely to travel to BP’s command center in Houston, Texas, to monitor the operation, which involves piercing the damaged well and pumping in mud and cement to seal it, the Times said.
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