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Originally posted by Nomad451
"Many experts in the oil industry were surprised and questioned the rationality of capping the well when the relief wells were so close to achieving their “bottom kill” objectives. They could have installed the TOP CAP much earlier. This means that BP knew if the gushing well was completely shut at the top, the oil and gas would spread beneath the sea floor and gas seeps would start appearing. So the TOP CAP had to be placed just before the relief well was ready for the “magic show”. Hurricane Bonnie spoilt the show and the delay is already showing signs of stress (gas seeps)."
Man this all makes so much sense. I too thought why have BP pulled this "cap" out of nowhere and used it, right when the relief wells were so close to being finished? Why take the risk if things are bad down below?
This is incredible information