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BP Press Release for June 15, 2010.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 07:29 am - 2911 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” continues to collect 15,000 barrels of fluid per day. BP plans to continue with the side manifolds at the well head. • Heat continues to be an issue with over 105 degree heat index. Next week, breezes may bring some relief from temperatures. • Cocodrie requests improved communications with the Pointe Aux Chenes Camp. Cecil Lawson was not notified of the establishment of the jack barge. He only realized that it was there when his own personnel reported it being there. • The Marine Safety and Security Team discovered some potential debris from the Deepwater Horizon. • Security at Cocodrie has been turned over to a private security company. The Louisiana National Guard had previously been conducting security. • Drilling Rig DDIII relief well was 40-45 days into the 100 day well plan and was on track. Drilling Rig DDII was drilling out and was at around 8,000 feet. • BP is tying the subsea manifold to the wellhead and to the Q4000 drilling ship on the surface. Boats/Vessels • 3 Offshore Staging Areas are established comprised of: 1) Offshore Staging Unit 1 - 4 Fast Response Vessels - 5 Jon Boats - 3 Deck Barges - 2 Frac Tanks - 2 Clean Trash Dumpsters - 1 Diesel Tank and 1 Gas Tank - 3 Tugs - 1 Crew Boat - Lift Boat - 1 Medical Personal - 1 Cook/Chef - 2 Deck Hands - 5 Boat Captains - 1 Fast Resonse Vessel - 1 Safety ( Daniel Lapeyrouse) - Living Quaters - 50 Man Living 2) Offshore Staging Unit 2 Personnel - Captain - Mate - 2 Deckhands - 1 Cook - 1 Medic - 5 Boat Captains - 2 Fast Response Boats - 5 Jon Boats - 3 Deck Barges - 1 Frac Tank - 3 Tugs - 3 Crew Boats - 1 Lift Boat - Living Quarters - 50 Man Living 3) Offshore Staging Unit 3 - 4 Fast Response Vessels - 5 Jon Boats - 3 Deck Barges - 1 Frac Tank - 1 Conex Box - 1 Lift Boat (23 Man Living) - 3 Tugs • Deployment of Skimmers: 5 total: 1 between Wine and Trinity. 1 between Wine and Timbalier. 3 in Lake Barre and Terrebonne Bay. • 139 boats on site assisting with cleanup in Cocodrie. Assignments: Surveillance: 2 Decontamination: 3 Task Forces 1-3: 108 Recovery: 26 139 Total Boom • Boom Maintenance continues to make up the majority of the operations being conducted out of Cocodrie. Harbor boom is being replaced with more robust Sea boom that is better suited for the conditions. • Boom maintenance is being conducted at all sites in Terrebonne Parish, with an emphasis on our barrier islands. Cleanup Progress • Continued beach reconnaissance and manual recovery of discovered oil. • Clean up continues onshore. 2) Oil impact reports: • Reported from the Bay side, north of Whiskey Pass that a line of tan colored light oil mousse emulsion was observed on the current line. • Reported from the sulphur mine that a line of emulsion approximately 10 feet wide and 350 yards long was observed. 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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