英石油为油盖压力初步测试而鼓舞 BP Encouraged by Early Stages of Cap Pressure Test

16 July, 2010

英国石油公司主管说,他们对一个截油顶盖的初步测试结果感到鼓舞,这个顶盖能够抑制受损的墨西哥湾油井的漏油。

英国石油公司发言人史蒂夫·瑞恩哈特星期五告诉美国之音说,井盖压力数字持续上升,这是一个好现象。他说,低压力示数表示油井其他地方可能有漏油。

瑞恩哈特说,经由遥控在油井周围观测海底的水下载具到目前为止还没有显示石油或天然气泄露的迹象。

英国石油公司星期四晚间完全关闭了井盖上的阀门,这是检查顶盖是否能够彻底抑制油井漏油的48小时测试的一部分。到目前为止,这个井盖是自4月以来首度制止了漏油。

BP executives say they are encouraged by the early results of tests on a containment cap holding back oil from the ruptured Gulf of Mexico well.

BP spokesman Steve Rinehart told VOA Friday that pressure readings on the cap continue to rise, which is a good sign. He said low pressure readings would indicate the well could be leaking oil elsewhere.

Rinehart said remotely operated underwater vehicles monitoring the sea floor around the well have so far revealed no evidence of oil or natural gas leaks.

BP completely shut the valves on the cap late Thursday as part of a 48-hour test to see if the cap can fully contain the oil leaking from the well. So far the cap has stopped the flow of oil for the first time since April.