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Secretary Salazar Takes First Hand Look at Oil Spill Response


May 5, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today surveyed ongoing response efforts to combat the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, inspecting the four-story cofferdam that will attempt to capture the largest leak from the damaged wellhead; making an aerial survey of containment and cleanup efforts underway on Gulf waters; and visiting national wildlife refuges on the Louisiana and Alabama coast to assess on-the-ground efforts to protect sensitive areas.


  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
    During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday. 
    During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday. 
    During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday. 
    During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday. 
    During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
    During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • Secretary Salazar surveys oil on the water from the flydeck of a Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry. US Coast Guard Photo
    Secretary Salazar surveys oil on the water from the flydeck of a Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
  • Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill. US Coast Guard Photo
    Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
  • Secretary Salazar surveys oil on the surface water of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. US Coast Guard Photo
    Secretary Salazar surveys oil on the surface water of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • During his visit to Port Fourchon this morning, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is briefed by Ron Ferguson, BP’s Gulf of Mexico Shore Base coordinator, on the 40-foot metal containment structure that is being transported to the site of the leak and deployed to the seabed during the next 48 hours to cover the largest leak at the end of the broken riser pipe.  The oil will be captured and conveyed via riser pipe from the containment dome to the surface, where the BP vessel Deepwater Enterprise will collect, separate and store the oil for transport to shore facilities. If no major problems are encountered, the system could be operational by Sunday.
  • Secretary Salazar surveys oil on the water from the flydeck of a Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
  • Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
  • Secretary Salazar surveys oil on the surface water of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.