Category Archives: Response

Dispersants Presenting a Problem

Dispersants injected deep in the Gulf of Mexico to counter an oil gusher last spring seemed to keep some oil from fouling the water’s surface, but the chemicals lingered underwater, raising concerns about long-term problems, a new study found. Scientists … Continue reading

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Relief Well Intercepts Deepwater Horizon Well

BP said in a statement that the relief well intercepted the stricken well’s annulus — the space between the well’s metal casing and the surrounding rock — nearly 13,000 feet below the seabed at 4:30 p.m. Central time on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon Well Sealed By Sunday!

Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government official overseeing the crisis in the Gulf, said the relief well BP has been drilling all summer long should intersect the ruptured well within 24 hours. He said mud and cement will … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Orders Plugging or Dismantling of Wells and Platforms No Longer In Use.

The Obama administration moved to head off another catastrophic leak like the BP disaster Wednesday, ordering oil and gas companies in the Gulf of Mexico to plug or dismantle thousands of wells and platforms no longer in use. In Washington, … Continue reading

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Raising the Blowout Preventer for Evidence

The raising of the BOP from the Macondo Well is not just a safety precaution. The BOP is also evidence that may reveal how the Gulf oil spill happened. The 450 ton BOP resting a mile below the surface of … Continue reading

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Final Plugging of Macondo Well Scheduled for September

The U.S. government said the final plugging of BP’s blown-out Gulf well will begin sometime after Labor Day. Before then, engineers are planning a risky maneuver to replace the blowout prevent. The failed blowout preventer, a prime source of interest … Continue reading

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To Proceed with the Relief Well?

National Incident Commander Thad Allen said today scientists are reviewing how to proceed after determining about 1,000 barrels of oil is trapped in the Macondo well by a cement plug poured from the top last week. Injecting mud and cement … Continue reading

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OIL LEAK STOPPED THROUGH STATIC KILL PROCEDURE

BP successfully stopped the flow of oil from the leaking Macondo Well on July 15 after the well gushed an estimated 4.9 million barrels, making it the world’s largest offshore accidental oil spill (Bloomberg). Last week, BP pumped cement into … Continue reading

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Relief Wells

Will the relief wells work? The problem is that there is another 2,000 foot well branching off from the current well. Will the new relief wells intersect the well below the first attempt and the second attempt? Or is it … Continue reading

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BP Response

It would be great if BP’s response was a little more tech/web 2.0 friendly. Why aren’t they fostering the creative ideas from so many people with talented minds. Instead, submitters to the response form are sent to the following site … Continue reading

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