posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 03:21 PM
I can't see the cameras from my work computer, but I wouldn't expect them to be on the leak, I would expect them to be scanning the sea floor. This
test is designed to test the integrity of the well below the sea floor. They are already pretty certain that their new cap and valve are going to
work, but they don't know if the well casing is intact. If they close the valve, there is a chance that the leak will continue through the ruptured
casings and the sea floor. That is why it will take 48 hours or so. The valve closes, the pressure builds, and if there are any leaks below the sea
floor it will take a while for them to become apparent.
If the well casing is intact, then they begin pumping a controlled amount of oil through the new cap, and they continue drilling the relief wells, and
everybody is happy!!