They have the containment cap on now, and probably a matter of adjusting the vertical alignment of the riser to obtain the best kind of seal possible under the circumstances. This latest cap has improved the possibility for the next step, which is called and overshot tool. I designed one, but have since found out that they already have a similar device that they use. The overshot tool I assume is a two halved vessel which has an id at one end to encompass the cap body, and an id at the other end to encompass the blowout preventer pipework, with the main body of the vessel encompassing the blowout preventer flanges. The one that I designed has a 6" branch on each half with a bend and then a valve to vent the vessel as the two halves are being bolted together.
With what they have in place now, the overshot vessel idea really does have great potential.Upto the stage that they are at now, they have had to struggle, as they have not had the right criteria in relation to tools in this environment on their side or places to connect up to.
Really do hope that they go for the Overshot Tool now, if my interpretation is the same as their's of this method.
Does anybody have any info on their Overshot Tool to compare ??.