posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:47 PM
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Skandi ROV1 currently looks like all hell broke loose.
Has the "cap" broken loose? ... because, right now, it's not looking much different from when the BOP failed.
... utterly and literally Gushing forth.
Letting it flow and doing stress testing of the down hole bore in incremental stages ... I have seen them open and close one valve now, in just about
10 minutes time, and it was only a partial turn of the dial, not even a whole turn ... they must be being very careful.
Remember the relief wells are also very close if not already into the bore area ... they wanted them deeper, so they were taking more time ...
If this was still really high pressure, the relief wells would be at risk ... if the ocean floor is smangled then the whole cap thing will have to be
sealed with concrete before it can be locked down tight.
Since the bulge under the well head is twenty miles across and some tens of feet high, that is a lot to consider ... and there has been some leakage
from the sea floor around the main stem ... so where and how much and how bad .. that is what they are looking for at this time.
Forty-eight hours ... of finessing the pressure and watching for leaks and watching feedback from the other wells as well.
Touchy stuff, I hope this works.
I WISH ... just for the record, they had never developed Corexit!
Maybe in another time/space dimension where sane minds are stronger than profit motive!