From the Times-Picayune: BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well in a tactic known variously as “bullheading” or a “static kill.” The pressure in the well dropped quickly in the first 90 minutes of the procedure, a sign that everything was going … Continue reading Update on the Static Kill…what’s the issue with the relief wells? ie…Who’s in Charge?
The British Petroleum Oil Spill Catastraphuk has been about the bottom line for this company, from April 20th to the present time and keeping this in mind, it would appear the relief wells are taking too long to finish. According to BP they estimate the relief wells won’t be ready to seal the well permanently until early August and this is presenting them with a … Continue reading The Static Kill…BP’s latest attempt to avoid a flow count..er, seal the well
Last night I threw out a message, observing how it seemed every time we turned around either someone from British Petroleum or the Feds were changing the rules on this well cap. When all this began last week, when BP put the new containment riser onto the Macondo well and stopped the flow of oil from entering the gulf we were all told that the … Continue reading PSI…BP and the Feds Grading the Pressure Readings On the Curve…Yeah! Everybody Passes!
“Caution” was the watchword Saturday for BP and federal officials searching for signs of leaks after a cap seemed finally to have stopped the flood of oil from a ruptured well that has poured crude into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months. Caution in deciding that tests will continue for at least a day longer to be sure the “shut in” procedure has … Continue reading Update: Caution is Watchword…
British Petroleum is in the middle of a 48 hour window where the pressure readings on the new well-cap are being monitored round the clock. Still under 7000 PSI, two very divergent views on what could be happening below that cap are floating to the surface: Perspective 1: Roger N. Anderson, a professor of marine biology and geophysics at Columbia University, said the oil pressure … Continue reading BP Still Unsure What Pressure Readings Mean
Article in the Times Picayune today about the relief wells being drilled…decent description of the pitfalls, concerns and hopes regarding what has ultimately been considered the fail-safe to the whole BP Gulf Oil Catastraphuk… Favorite two quotes in the article – 1. “We can’t guarantee anything, but i think the technology is there,” said Kent Wells, A BP vice president. “We’ve got the best … Continue reading Wanna Know How a Relief Well Works?