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BP Press Release for June 14 2010

Tuesday June 15, 2010 08:00 am - 2867 Views

Terrebonne Parish Information 1) Coast Guard representatives in Cocodrie reported: • A large percentage of the protection boom currently in place are in offshore positions and are currently boomed with either 18 or 20 inch harbor boom meant for protected waters. This is hampering both the ability to maintain proper protection/placement of the boom and is a resource drain to re-set the majority of all booms on a daily basis. • Total personnel in Cocodrie: 733 • National Incident Commander reports that the daily average oil recovery is estimated at 15,000 barrels per day. • The “Top Cap” continued to perform well, and collected 15,000 barrels of fluid Saturday- Sunday. BP planned to continue with the side manifolds at the well head. • Both wells continued to be drilled out. Drilling Rig DDIII was scheduled to drill out on Monday, and Drilling Rig DDII was being drilled out on Sunday. • Heat continues to be an issue with over 105 degree heat index. Next week, breezes may bring some relief from temperatures. • A safety stand down was in place Friday and Saturday after Friday’s accident in Cocodrie. Safety and Medical plans were revised as a result. The stand down was discontinued Monday, allowing crews to resume work. • State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries vessels would be allowed to leave out of Cocodrie as of 6/13/2010. • There were reports from the State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries that fishermen were cutting boom at Raccoon Island, however, Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol said that these reports are unconfirmed. • Personnel are stationed at Raccoon Island to monitor activity from fishermen and investigate reports of boom being cut. • A flyover was conducted Saturday. No oil was observed in Terrebonne Parish. Boats/Vessels • Deployment of Skimmers: 4 each in Terrebonne Bay and Barrataria 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) Less than 35”: 1) Deployed today: 0 2) Total Deployed: 116,726’ B) Greater than 35”: 1) Deployed today: 0 2) Total Deployed: 65,892’ 2) Sorbent Boom: 1) Deployed Today: 120’ 2) Total Deployed: 92,180’ • Reported from the marsh west of Bayou Dularge that there was a strand of broken containment boom that was likely washed up from Raccoon Island to the marsh. • Assessment Team traveled from West Timbalier Island through Cat Island Pass to Wine Island. Wine Island had containment boom completely circling the island, and the damaged containment boom on the south side of the island had been repaired. No boats were observed. No visible oil was observed. • Assessment Team observed free floating, wet staged boom at the mouth of Big Bayou Misale. Cleanup Progress • Continued beach reconnaissance and manual recovery of discovered oil. • Clean up continues onshore. Brush Island was reported as being 100% complete. 2) Oil impact reports: • Reported from the 19th Channel that no new oil was observed. Reconnaissance crews observed some remaining old oil being re-worked. • No oil was spotted in Little Pass. • No new oil was observed in Terrebonne Bay or behind Timbalier Island. • Reported from the Bay side of West Timbalier Island that a line of light oil mousse emulsion was observed on the current line. 3) Vessels of Opportunity Program: Anyone interested in applying to becoming a Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) or crew member should call 281-366-5511 Helpful Information 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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