BP: Top Kill Operation - Animated - May 24, 2010
Animation showing the Top Kill process designed to stop the flow of oil from the well. Heavy “kill mud” is pumped down a drill pipe, then through hoses that go through the manifold on the seafloor. The mud then moves through another set of hoses attached to the Deepwater Horizon blow-out preventer’s choke and kill lines, then into the well.
It looks so simple!/