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BP offers academics $500M to study oil spillís effects (Mississippi)
Sun Herald ^ | May 29, 2010 | By DONNA MELTON

Posted on 05/29/2010 1:34:37 PM PDT by Islander7

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To: WKB

“There is the rare possibility the casing could collapse.”

On another thread about suggested solutions there is talk of using a nuke in an adjacent well to “collapse” the casing downhole. The Russians have done that successfully in the past.

That should be considered an option to use the “relief well” hole for that purpose if (when!?) the relief well(s) don’t work. Of course they’ll probably drill a 12-inch hole for the relief well, and find out later that the smallest nuke package that could work needs 18-inches.


21 posted on 05/29/2010 4:07:00 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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Thanks - it helped. Could a shut off valve be put in the original casing when the well is drilled - then if there's a problem a back up solution's in place?
22 posted on 05/29/2010 4:26:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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That is the function of the blow out preventers and they failed for reasons unknown as far I can tell from reading.. I can’t think of anyway what your talking about can be done.


23 posted on 05/29/2010 5:14:48 PM PDT by WKB (I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield)
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To: Islander7

When our tin-pot dictator, who overthrew the legitimate government of this country, was over in Louisana this week, he kept refering to Secretary Chu as having a team of “experts” there working on the problem and kept repeating that Chu is a NOBEL PRIZE winner, like it made him a genius and could walk on water. obama obviously thinks the NOBEL PRIZE is a great achievement and we should be in awe. I seem to remember he also received a NOBEL PRIZE a couple of weeks after he took office. Therefore, I don’t think I’m too impressed with Chu’s credentials.


24 posted on 05/29/2010 5:55:12 PM PDT by jmax
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Southern Miss has been doing research on the Coast for years, at the Gulf Islands National Seashore, in Ocean Springs


25 posted on 05/29/2010 9:03:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Actually, it is Gulf Research Lab that works in concert with the National Seashore.

I love the park there. Great area for picnics, fishing, boating.

There is even a pet for the kids.

Smiling Charlie likes to be hand fed.

26 posted on 05/29/2010 11:09:26 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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