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Originally posted by Kratos1220
Drilling a relief well means they are drilling into the well casing in order to put cement in there, am I right?
So, I have some concerns about this. First is I thought the oil inside the well casing needed to be "static" in order for the cement to be effective? If static kill failed, why wouldn't this too? The well is not static. Also, wouldn't drilling into it with these pressures and this oil escaping through the floor explosively cause an explosion at the point the relief well punctured it? I mean, this well and area are getting more unstable by the hour it seems. This all seems like trouble to me, but maybe I've got something wrong?
If they are using explosives to close cracks, that is a bad sign that maybe they think they can't stop this thing.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
reply to post by StealthyKat
I guess the different news sources did not all read the memo of how to spin the news the same way.....
BP Well Pressure Rose
"Steady pressure would have indicated the presence of cement in the space between the inner piping and outer casing, meaning that the well is permanently sealed. Since pressure rose during the testing, the scientists concluded that drilling of the relief well must continue."
"Still, Allen reaffirmed that the gushing well is still plugged even if it's not officially dead."
Its plugged but not officially dead??? What kind of spin is that....?? Pressure rose during testing means that the cement is not holding......there is no other way to look at it!!! All of your live feed postings here prove that.....
[edit on 13-8-2010 by Cloudsinthesky]