BP succeeds in shutting in Macondo wellNews // July 16, 2010
BP says the well integrity test on the leaking MC252 (Macondo) well in the Gulf of Mexico, which commenced on 15 July, has achieved full closure of the choke valve.
Currently the well remains shut-in with no oil flowing into the Gulf.
For the first 12 hours on July 15 (midnight to noon), approximately 5,875 barrels of oil were collected and approximately 3,430 barrels of oil and 22.5 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared.
For the last 12 hours on July 14 (noon to midnight), approximately 2,040 barrels of oil were collected and approximately 1,230 barrels of oil and 7.4 million cubic feet of natural gas were flared.