Saturday, September 12, 2009

At last!!!!!!!!!!! work starts to try and stem river of oil

The company responsible for an oil spill in the Timor Sea says final preparations are being made to stop the leak.

For three weeks oil from an uncapped drilling hole has been spilling into the sea off the Kimberley coast at a rate of about 300 to 400 barrels a day.

The spill in the Montara oil field has been sprayed with dispersants but so far there have been no attempts to stop the leak.

PTTEP Australasia says a relief oil rig from Singapore is now in place and preparations are being made to stem the oil flow.

Workers at the scene plan to drill a new hole to intersect the oil leak from two kilometres away and stop the flow by injecting mud.

The process is expected to start in the next two days.

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