Why was BP considering abandoning Macondo well just days before blowout?

BP Considered Abandoning Well Before Rig Blast That Caused Gulf Oil Spill, Bloomberg, October 7, ... Read more >>

BP blowout could be traced to “CRACKS that formed in an underwater FORMATION” suggests Stanford geophysicist

Mark Zoback, a Stanford University geophysicist who serves on the National Academy of Engineering ... Read more >>

Feds: “So we’re sort of concerned with the annulus”… if there’s oil in it, or if there’s communication with the reservoir — “I can’t predict what will happen” (VIDEO)

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"The final question in this whole killing of the well has been the condition of ... Read more >>

KILLED? Feds STILL concerned about COMMUNICATION between reservoir of oil and annulus (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 10, 2010 at 12:00 ... Read more >>

Feds, BP don’t “BELIEVE” latest plan will “JEOPARDIZE” the operation — FORMATION DOUBTS? (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 10, 2010 at 12:00 ... Read more >>

Feds change plans over “CONCERN” about “FREE COMMUNICATION” between annulus and BOP (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 10, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. EDT:

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BP, Feds “still not sure of the condition of the annulus at the bottom” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. EDT:

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Feds trying to find out “What is the current status of the well?” — Multiple pipes still a concern (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. EDT:

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Feds repeat: No threat of discharge “RIGHT NOW” — BP still running diagnostics on “CASING ITSELF” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. EDT:

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Hi-res image inside of riser shows two drill pipes side-by-side — BP once claimed “IMPOSSIBLE” (PHOTO)

Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation, (Sep. 1, 2010)

Photo of Deepwater Horizon Riser Pipe, Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation, September 1, 2010:

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Oil Expert: If crane drops BOP “it would crush everything”, “everything could be OPENED UP”

Today, the AP asks: "What happens if the crane attached to the blowout preventer accidentally ... Read more >>

ALERT: Oil fluids expert says “UNCERTAINTY” whether BP’s cement job was enough “to keep oil and gas from finding its way up”

Risks remain with Gulf well cap coming off, AP, September 2, 2010:

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Feds reveal concern that DRILL PIPE is CEMENTED to the CASING (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 1, 2010 at 11:30 ... Read more >>

“BROKEN”: Feds say “not a lot of structural integrity left” in drill pipe (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 1, 2010 at 11:30 ... Read more >>

Feds new focus: Wellhead is BENT (not just a tilting BOP) — “It did not pop straight back up” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, September 1, 2010 at 11:30 ... Read more >>

Feds delay another 3 days — “Safety parameters have been exceeded” from… weather? (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EDT:

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BREAKING: Feds now “CONCERNED” about OIL RELEASE from seal that may become “DISLODGED” when removing BOP — Reporter says “WOW” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 27, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. EDT:

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Feds say ‘fishing experiment’ has failed “due to the apparent fragility of the pipe, which keeps breaking off” and “the UNKNOWN condition of the BOP”

"Fishing" operation has failed and BP will move forward with replacing blow-out preventer, Times-Picayune, August ... Read more >>

Feds admit buildup of “HYDROCARBON” hydrates delay operation 24-36 hours

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 25, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. EDT:

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*JUST IN* Feds say scientists studying “How much pull should we put on the BOP?” when extracting the 3,500 foot pipe — “Cement could have adhered to it”

Hydrates slowed removal of pipe from Macondo well, Oil and Gas Journal, Aug 25, 2010:

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MORE DELAYS: Feds push back BOP removal — Additional ‘diagnostics’ still needed after three days of ‘fishing experiment’ (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 23, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. EDT:

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Feds now say THREE pipes stuck in top of well — One is 40 feet long that “collapsed down” (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 23, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. EDT:

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MYSTERY: BP believed well to be breached, with flow surging “into the ROCK FORMATION” from ‘top kill’ — FEDS HAD TO CONVINCE BP IT WAS OK

Chu: BP "could close the well and see what happened... The worst-case scenario is you ... Read more >>

BP to pull out 3,500 FEET OF DRILL PIPE from the 5,000 FOOT CEMENT PLUG holding back oil flow — Says it’s the “most prudent way to go” (VIDEO)

Washington Post Reporter: "You're going to yank this pipe out...  it strikes me that you're ... Read more >>

BP now removing “drill pipe and OTHER EQUIPMENT” from wellhead; Experts believe it’s the CASING (VIDEOS)

Statement by BP, August 21, 2010:

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“THE REAL DOOMSDAY SCENARIO” is a compromised FORMATION and uncontrolled flow to seafloor: Bob Cavnar on MSNBC (VIDEO)

Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, June 8th, 2010:

BOB CAVNAR: "If it [oil & gas] comes ... Read more >>

UPDATE: Feds provide further evidence that the FORMATION has COLLAPSED around BP’s Macondo well (VIDEO)

Well is 13,000+' long, starting 5,000+' below sealevel

See original post here: *DEVELOPING* Feds admit formation may have collapsed around bottom of ... Read more >>

Engineer who worked for BP: Geology around blow-out is “FRACTURED” and “could keep leaking for YEARS”

Robert Bea, a former Shell Oil executive, is a University of California Berkley engineering professor ... Read more >>

*DEVELOPING* Feds admit FORMATION may have COLLAPSED around bottom of wellbore — This is why annulus is blocked, NOT cement (VIDEO)

See an updated in this report here: Feds provide further evidence that the formation has ... Read more >>

BP, Feds don’t know what’s causing pressure drop: “We’re concerned about the vital signs of this well. We continue to be concerned about the vital signs.” (VIDEO)

Joint Incident Commander mentions phrase "vital signs" four times in two minutes at today's press ... Read more >>