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Relief Well

Louisiana Sinkhole Spurs Evacuations, Lawsuits and a Resignation

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

After a sinkhole formed in Assumption Parish early this month, hundreds of neighbors fled, lawsuits were filed and Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle resigned.

Where Is The Gulf Oil Blowout Preventer? Justice Dept. Won't Say

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department won't say if the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from gushing from BP's undersea well into the Gu...

BP Exec AVOIDS Answering When Relief Well Will ACTUALLY Be Finished

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — Federal investigators became visibly annoyed Thursday as BP executives were unwilling or unable to provide a clear picture of the comp...

BP Relief Well Bottom Kill - Finally

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Oh, I know, I know...the mainstream media moved on from this story in early August just after NOAA's Oil Budget report was issued, accompanied by...

After All This, Now They're Worried About the BOP

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

In his presser this morning, Adm. Allen announced that they are still trying to decide what to do about the relief well. Dithering seems a strong word, but I'm going to use it now.

Adm. Allen Confused -- So, Now, Everybody Else Is, Too

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It looks like the "static kill" did the opposite of what BP and Allen had suggested. It certainly hasn't accelerated the relief well. To the contrary, it has caused interminable delays.

5 Miles Below Surface, The Relief Well Is 100 Feet From It's Target: Its "Half The Size Of A Dart Board"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- (AP) One man guides a drill more than two miles beneath the sea floor and three miles from the surface, trying to hit a target less tha...

BP: 'Static Kill' Might Be Enough To Plug Gushing Oil Well

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- After insisting for months that a pair of costly relief wells were the only surefire way to kill the oil leak at the bottom of the ...

100 Days of "The Well From Hell"

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

In the deep water, there is virtually no room for error, stupidity or bad design. Add hubris, and you get what we've been dealing with now for 100 days.

Oh, Great: Tropical Storm Direct Hit -- BP Shutting Down

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The National Hurricane Center this morning forecasted a 70% chance that Invest 97, now just south of the Bahamas, would form into a tropical cyclone. Destination? The central Gulf.

BP Well Test Continues -- Data Sparse, But One Bit of Good News

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Kent Wells just completed his morning McBriefing, lasting a whopping 8 minutes, including questions (limit one per customer, follow ups not allowed, no coupons accepted).

Well Integrity Test - Where Did That Come From?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

There are so many cooks in the kitchen that the pot is boiling over while the chefs all stand around arguing about spices. I don't think anyone is actually in charge, and if anyone is, they are not interested in giving any real information.

BP Relief Well Inching Closer

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

View image  This morning, BP announced that their first relief well is at 17,725' and that they have completed their sixth ranging run.  The...