Update: Caution is Watchword…

“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…

BP Still Unsure What Pressure Readings Mean

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…

Wanna Know How a Relief Well Works?

  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…