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BP Press Release for June 8, 2010

Wednesday June 09, 2010 07:34 am - 2880 Views

Terrebonne Parish Information 1)  Coast Guard representatives in Cocodrie reported:

  • Personnel are conducting waterside surveillance for offshore and shoreline impact of oil.
  • 42-inch VOSS sea boom is being deployed in sections where previously deployed boom has been ineffective and/or misplaced.
  • Total personnel in Cocodrie: 792
  • 72 bags of soiled sorbent boom have been removed.
  • Sub-sea dispersant injection continues at the Blow Out Preventer (BOP) at a rate of 10 gallons per minute.
  • The US Coast Guard (USCG) reports Drill Rig DDIII casing is set at 12,057 feet, with a well depth of 13,978 feet; drilling is on day 36 of 104 (or estimated 34 percent completed).
  • Drill Rig DDII casing is set at 8,576 feet, with a well depth of 8,650 feet; a complete diagnosis is underway with an anticipated latch date of early next week.
  • Daily average oil production by the ENTERPRISE is estimated at 15,082 barrels per day.
  • The ENTERPRISE is at capacity with offloading scheduled to take place today with the MASSACHUSETIS.
  • Of the four vents, only one has been closed on the TOP HAT.
 Boats/Vessels
  • Deployment of Skimmers: 1 positioned between Wine Island and Trinity Island, 1 between Wine Island and Timbalier Island, 3 skimming designated routes in Lake Barre’ and Terrebonne Bay.
  • 136 boats on site assisting with cleanup in Cocodrie.                 Assignments:                                 Surveillance:                  2                                 Decontamination:           3                                 Task Forces 1-3:           105                                 Recovery:                      26  136 Total
Boom
  • Ongoing boom inventory in Cocodrie staging area. 
  • Latest boom numbers:                 1)  Hard Boom:                                 a)  Deployed 6/5/10:    8,949’                                 b)  Total Deployed:      182,904’                  2)  Sorbent Boom:                                 a)  Deployed 6/5/10:    6,800’                                 b)  Total Deployed:      88,460’
  • Reported an approximate 30’-40’ section of containment boom that was washed up on the marsh bank of Grand Caillou Bayou.
  • Reported 3 boats deploying containment boom from bank to bank at the mouth of the Main Pass Islettes.
  • Reported 2 air boats and 2 small boats deploying deflection boom at the mouth of Pelican Bayou.
  • Reported containment boom being deployed at the mouth of Little Misale Bayou.  Nearby, there was a section of boom stuck on the bank of Little Misale Bayou.
  • Reported 3 boom deployments in the northernmost section of Bay Blanc.
Cleanup Progress
  • Continued beach reconnaissance and manual recovery of discovered oil.
2)  Oil impact reports:
  • Assessment Team reported from the Bay side of Whiskey Island that they observed a maximum tar ball concentration of approximately 5% per square yard. The average tar ball concentration on the entire island was approximately 0%-1% per square yard. This was observed and reported as being new oil. On the Gulf side of Whiskey Island no oil was observed on the Sargasso. Previously oiled (occurring offshore) vegetation (water hyacinths) was reported washing ashore approximately 15-20 yards on the beach.
3)  Vessels of Opportunity Program:
  • Anyone interested in applying to becoming a Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) or crew member should call 281-366-5511
Training Opportunities for Deck Hands and Beach Clean-up Workers Local training sessions have been scheduled for residents interested in becoming employed for the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Residents interested in working on a beach clean-up crew or as a deck hand on a vessel responding to the spill can attend this free training. Training organizers on site will provide information on how to seek employment in these fields. 
Each location will feature two training sessions per day with the morning training at 9:00 A.M. and the afternoon training beginning at 2:00 P.M.  The training location schedule is as follows:
The Larose VFW Hall (located at 2322 VFW Ave., just off West 23rd St. in Larose) will host training sessions on Tuesday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 15.
The BP Annex (located at 5703 Hwy. 56 in Chauvin) will host training sessions on Wednesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 16.
The Grand Isle Community Center (located at 3811 Hwy. 1 in Grand Isle) will host training sessions on Saturday, June 12, and Saturday June 19.

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