BP said it completed cementing the MC252 well in just six hours. The operation began at 9:15 a.m. on 5 August after BP received authorization from the National Incident Commander (NIC), and was completed by 2:15 p.m. The operation waspart of the static kill procedure. This procedure complements the ongoing relief well operation.
BP stresses that all operations are being carried out with the guidance and approval of the NIC and other government officials. The aim of the procedure is to assist with the strategy to kill and isolate the well, and will complement the upcoming relief well operation.