Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond…

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…

More Worries about the Casing inside the Well?

I have this dream where people are just honest about what’s going on, where scientists work together, where Governments and corporations take a look at a problem, inform the public, clearly state what is happening and spell out in clear detail why they are making the decisions they make.  If this article is correct, there is definite reason for stalling the completion of the relief … Continue reading More Worries about the Casing inside the Well?

Did the Status Kill Work? Dissenting from the Company Storyline…shared opinions

Well, well, well…it appears all is not well in Macondo-ville after all… According to most mainstream media outlets the Static Kill worked out just fine, in fact, they are now even debating the actual need for completing the relief wells. Cue Thad Allen, circa August 3rd when talking about any possibility of not completing the relief wells to finally seal the Macondo: “There should be … Continue reading Did the Status Kill Work? Dissenting from the Company Storyline…shared opinions

A Few Notes on the Static Kill…some benefits, a few risks, a series of half-truths

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

The Static Kill…BP’s latest attempt to avoid a flow count..er, seal the well

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