At a news conference in Robert, Louisiana, BP CEO Doug Suttles announced that top kill did not work and the company will move to its next option which is the LMRP Cap, another version of the original “top hat” procedure that failed. See LMRP Cap diagram below. The first step is to cut and remove the existing riser from the top of the LMRP, then after a clean cut, install the cap to be connected by riser and drill pipe to the Drillship Enterprise. This should be able to capture most of the oil, but no guarantee that it will be successful. The drilling of two relief wells will continue. Previously, the expected completion date for those is sometime in August.