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Originally posted by NuTech
My thoughts; drill an angled shaft into the main shaft and pump it full of liquid nitrogen. Only a temporary plug but should give them enough time for a more permanent solution.
Yeah fab, and you are still sticking with the it will light a big fire thing too?
Originally posted by Aeons
reply to post by butcherguy
Fab - nor will it plug it.
It might very well fracture the formation more, and the salt water act like a propent and make it pour more oil.
Originally posted by Now_Then
Loads and loads of thermite with tones and tonnes of silicone (silica sand bags?) and lead... Stuff that will melt under the heat.
What you do is lay massive thermite charges around the hole, then you pack / dump as much silica sand bags and lead as you can on top of this, set the thermite off and voilà! As soon as the thermite burns out the very cold water down there will solidify the lead and sand into a plug.