7/17 BP Technical Briefing: 6,745 psi currently, will stop rising near 6,800 psi (VIDEO)


Kent Wells Technical Briefing, BP Technical Update, July 17, 2010 @ 8:30am EST:

Rush Transcript Summary (Apologies for sound)

Currently well is at 6,745 psi...

Rising at 2 psi per hour...

Slowly starting to decrease...

Probably will end up somewhere around 6,800psi +/-50

2 comments to 7/17 BP Technical Briefing: 6,745 psi currently, will stop rising near 6,800 psi (VIDEO)

  • Does it seem unlikely to anyone else that they can actually read the pressure to within 2 psi? That seems unlikely to me, especially given the environment they are working it.

    Also, from whom does the ideal 8-9000 psi figure come? I only heard that after they put the cap on. Before they put the cap on I was reading pressures of 12000 to 75000 psi at various points in the (open) well.

    Admittedly I am not a geologist, just skeptical. But given BP and the USA's apparent prior attempts to cover up the extent of the damage, I think some serious skepticism is warranted.

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