Update: Oil Well is Closed, Integrity Test Begins

Do You Believe In Miracles?

From the Times -Picayune:

There was no oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon after BP crews managed to shut in the leaking Macondo well.

The company is now conducting a “well integrity test” to determine if the well can remain closed until it can be permanently shut with cement next month.

The test will last anywhere from 6 to 48 hours, during which time scientists will measure pressure inside the well. If pressure rises and holds at 8,000 to 9,000 pounds per square inch, the well could remain closed. If it is lower than that level, however, if will be reopened and oil will be sucked, again, to vessels on the surface.

Here’s hoping this well holds and the steel casing doesn’t rupture.

The article: BP oil well is no longer leaking into the Gulf of Mexico

Good luck all and best wishes…

Have a nice day.

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