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June 17, 2010 – Comments (4)

There is a good case for serious erosion happening around the leak, which is increasing the flow of oil...

Big picture has a post and I saw another  pointing out the pressure out of well is declining at a rate that points to the opening growing.

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#1) On June 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

I love the smell of fear in the morning, it smells like Victory!

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#2) On June 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM, JeanDavid (84.56) wrote:

If youi really care, you might wish to read this:

 http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6593/648967

 

It is quite long, but detailed. To me, things are far worse than I previously imagined.

 I do not favor nuking this well. I think it would result in spreading nuclear radiation around for millenia, and blow an even bigger hole in the top of that gigantic oil reservoir.

 

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#3) On June 17, 2010 at 3:51 PM, TMFCrocoStimpy (93.33) wrote:

dwot,

I posted this as a question in another BP related blog, but you seem to have a good handle on additional info about some of the larger concerns being looked at by the oil and gas engineers about what the developing risks are, and I'd like to know what you know.  When drilling the relief wells, why do they intercept the current bore so deeply (in this case at 18,000 feet, which is about 2,000 feet above the reserve and 13,000 feet below the sea floor)?  Why not, say, bring the relief well in at 10,000 feet instead of dropping down almost all the way to the reserve?  Is this where they would always try to target a relief well intercept, or is there something specific to this well (as eluded to about the down bore compromise) that makes it prudent to go so deep?

-Stimpy

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#4) On June 18, 2010 at 12:36 AM, dwot (46.92) wrote:

I have no idea, and I won't be talking with someone in oil and gas for a while now.

I have just been following the developments really closely and the oil and gas industry is big around here so I sometimes get to talk to people in the industry and they mention things.

School is out tomorrow so I probably won't be following it quite as closely.  

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