Fish research vessel drafted for use at BP oil spill site – Times Picayune Feds order more pressure tests before relief well drilling can restart – Times Picayune WikiLeaks: We Won’t Be Threatened by Pentagon – AP BP clears itself over oil spill disaster – Daily Mail Yes, a British Paper Just How Badly Have We Screwed Up the Gulf Ecosystem? Maddow on Vitter: Hooker, … Continue reading Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond…
From the Times-Picayune: BP’s blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet plugged for good, and work on what’s been touted as the permanent solution will need to continue, the federal government said Friday. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man for the spill response, said during a news conference Friday that crews must move forward drilling the relief … Continue reading Relief Well to be Completed After All…Static Kill Not So Successful
So, anyone out there want to place any odds on those relief wells? According to an article on NPR, the wells could have two possible uses. Yes, BP can pump mud and/or cement through them to permanently seal the Macondo well from the bottom, done, over, complete. Or, they can be used by BP and/or another company to extract the 4 billion dollars of crude oil that is suspected to … Continue reading A quick bet?
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?
According to the Washington Post, the static kill could begin as early as Monday night, part of a two pronged plan to seal the Macondo well for good. The idea is to pump mud into the capped well, very slowly and push the oil all the way back down to its source rock, 2.5 miles below the seafloor. However, “the static kill is not the … Continue reading A Few Notes on the Static Kill…some benefits, a few risks, a series of half-truths
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ With Bonnie threat gone, critical equipment has already returned to Gulf oil well site – Times Picayune Dudley Set to Succeed Hayward at BP – Wall Street Journal Dam fails in eastern Iowa, causing massive flooding – CNN White House sends 2012 rescue team to Florida – Politico US Troops Captured in Afghanistan: Report – HuffingtonPost Germany Love Parade Tragedy: Death Toll Rises After … Continue reading Headlines…Gulf Coast and Beyond
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?