August 12th, 2010
02:35 PM ET

Work on relief well resumes as storm dissipates

The dissipation of Tropical Depression Five in the Gulf of Mexico means that preparations are being made to resume drilling of a relief well intended to permanently seal BP's ruptured deepwater oil well.

Earlier, officials had said the storm would stall the crucial work for about four days.

As is currently stands, the Development Driller III, the rig that is drilling the relief well, is cleaning the area out ahead of drilling the remaining 30 to 50 feet to reach the Macondo well, BP spokesman Robert Wine said.


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  1. jerry

    for all those people who do not believe that prayer works think again because it is coincidental that when things started to change in the gulf oil spill is when people started praying

    August 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. reaper

    Yeah, but I prayed for the Tigers and now they suck.

    August 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |