More ways to collect oil

In coming days, BP hopes to have four vessels at the Deepwater Horizon site to collect and process oil via the new capping stack now attached to the well head.

Vessel capacity in barrels per day

Toisa Pisces
Capacity 20,000-25,000

Helix Producer
Capacity 20,000-25,000

Clear Leader
• Floating riser allows for faster disconnect if a hurricane threatens • Tankers take oil to port • Q4000 vessel that flared off oil and gas will be replaced Maximum collection capacity 60,000-80,000 barrels per day Estimated minimum oil flow rate 35,000-60,000 barrels per day
Source: BP Graphic: Judy Treible, Melina Yingling

Floating riser

Capacity 10,000-15,000

Discoverer Enterprise
Capacity 10,000-15,000 Floating riser

Riser (drill pipe)

Riser (drill pipe)

New capping stack has more connections for riser pipes

Manifold controls flow

Damaged blowout preventer (BOP)

Leaking well

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