Experts: “Very high level of concern for the integrity of the well”; “That’s all people are talking about”


Oil spill containment efforts could be putting strain on damaged well, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 18, 2010:

The integrity of the well has become a major topic of discussion among engineers and geologists.

"Everybody's worried about all of this. That's all people are talking about," said Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of geoscience programs at University of Houston... "I don't think people realize how delicate it is."

"There is a very high level of concern for the integrity of the well," said Bob Bea, the University of California Berkeley engineering professor...

"The likelihood of failure is extremely high," Bea said. "We could have multiple losses of containment, and that's going to provide much more difficult time of trying to capture this (oil)." ...

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/oil_spill_containment_efforts.html

10 comments to Experts: “Very high level of concern for the integrity of the well”; “That’s all people are talking about”

  • john

    Look if this is a catastrophe!!! and BP is not giving out all the technical info on the spill then Gov't must demand the info by directing a stiffer penalty of not provided. Info they have should be handed over today for analysis by qualified others out side of BP. For Gov't not to make this happen makes them culpable also aiding and bedding allowing the disaster to continue.
    1. Should stop all toxic sprays and use bio agents to eat the oil.
    2. Should suck the deeper oil from the plumbs that exist.
    3. Should check the sea floor for 30 miles radius for signs of leaks and cracks.
    4. BP should get out of the way. When a fire is started they don't let the kid that started the fire put it out, they call in experts to put out the fire.
    5. More can be said.,if the above is implemented then other things can also be executed.

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