Skip to comments.BP's Deepwater Horizon - Well "Effectively Dead" - and Open Thread
Posted on 09/19/2010 2:02:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Update: Sunday, 11:40am: The well is effectively dead, according to Admiral Allen. The official statement is as follows:
After months of extensive operations planning and execution under the direction and authority of the U.S. government science and engineering teams, BP has successfully completed the relief well by intersecting and cementing the well nearly 18,000 feet below the surface. With this development, which has been confirmed by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, we can finally announce that the Macondo 252 well is effectively dead. Additional regulatory steps will be undertaken but we can now state, definitively, that the Macondo well poses no continuing threat to the Gulf of Mexico. From the beginning, this response has been driven by the best science and engineering available. We insisted that BP develop robust redundancy measures to ensure that each step was part of a deliberate plan, driven by science, minimizing risk to ensure we did not inflict additional harm in our efforts to kill the well. I commend the response personnel, both from the government and private sectors, for seeing this vital procedure through to the end. And although the well is now dead, we remain committed to continue aggressive efforts to clean up any additional oil we may see going forward.
(Excerpt) Read more at theoildrum.com ...
As is future oil exploration during the obama years...
Stiil Talk about oil down below....not sure how much of that I want to follow.
They were talking about it on yesterdays TOD Open thread.
A fish kill resembling a gravel road has clogged a waterway in Plaquemines Parish, LA, near the banks of the Mississippi River an area hit hard by oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon rig, which exploded in April.
Gave them an excuse to stop all drilling and the companies to relocate drilling rigs out of the Gulf and down to Brazil
Feels good to have a commander and chief that cares not about the American people or its survival
“under the direction and authority of the U.S. government science and engineering teams,”
These turds are not fit to shine John Walkers boots let alone direct him on the relief well.
Since Ozero’s sugar daddy Soros is into Brazilian oil, he gladly will shut down US oil to make Soros billions. It’s a crime syndicate.
Are you saying that is connected with oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill?
Are you saying that dumping 200 million gallons of oil and a million gallons of Corexit into the gulf eco-system probably didn’t contribute to this?
Oil unlikely to have caused fish kill, La. fisheries agency says
The latest raft of bloated fish found in Plaquemines Parish probably died for the same reason as one found six days earlier low oxygen caused by high temperatures in shallow water, says Louisiana’s top fisheries biologist.
Randy Pausina, assistant secretary for the Office of Fisheries in the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said biologists went to check the fish kill at Bay Joe Wise on Friday, the day it was reported to his office.
He expected a report Monday, and expected it to show the same cause as a fish kill reported Sept. 10 in adjacent Bay Chaland.
“The hotter the water is, the less oxygen the water can hold,” Pausina said. Heat also speeds up plant and animal metabolism, so they need more oxygen. Fish trapped in shallow water use up its oxygen and suffocate.
2+2=4, not 5. As such, I remain unconvinced at this time. There have been three massive fish kills, a star fish kill, and a dead whale all occurring within a week of one another in the same general area. The fish kill is not typical of fish kills normally seen in that it involves not just a single species as is typically the case but, rather, all species of fish. Furthermore, you can not dump millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into an ecosystem without affecting the food chain. I’m not convinced that this is an act of mother nature. We’ll see what happens.
Yesterday in the mail my wife got a large envelope from Robt. Kennedy Jr.
The gist of the info is.. Stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic. Polar bears can’t survive covered w/ oil.
It doesn’t stop.
The well wont be ‘dead’ until the concrete cures and while it cures it generate heat which = expansion. Right now the concrete is only ‘set’ from what I read over at TOD.
Is he reappearing?
Like a 17 yr. cicada . Crawls out of the ground , climbs up a tree and makes lots of noise.
Lets hope he completes the cycle. Lays an egg and goes away.
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