Wow, the outflow is looking a little violent on Skandi ROV 1. I haven't watched for a few days, but I know about the procedures BP are doing. I hope
all of that billowing is down to a good, strong current and not anything more serious.
Actually, a strong current might not be the best of things, but I know what I mean.
Some of you may know but some may not - those gauges only show pressure in hydraulic systems, not well pressure. Well pressure is monitored at the
surface and is not visible anywhere via the ROV live feeds.
My understanding (and I'm not an engineer) is that Olympic Challenger UHD is monitoring the hydraulic accumulator. UHD_31 is the one focused on the
inlet gauge. [I assume UHD=underwater hydraulics] en.wikipedia.org...
At a press conference this afternoon, BP (Sr. V.P. Kent Wells) said they would be monitoring well pressure via transducers that send the reading to
the surface at 12sec intervals. The 12sec interval part was repeated on at least one of the evening news shows (ABC I think). You should be able to
find a transcript of that press briefing online somewhere.
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