ALERT: BP says wellbore may be compromised

Malfunctioning disk inside the well about 1,000 feet below the ocean floor

Excerpts from the Wall Street Journal:

The disk, part of the subsea safety infrastructure, may have ruptured during the surge of oil and gas up the well on April 20…  BP officials said. …

[P]eople familiar with BP’s findings said… said much of the drilling mud may also have escaped from the well into the rock formation outside the wellbore.

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