*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:

[National Incident Commander Thad Allen] said the third pipe, previously estimated at 3,000-3,500 ft, might... [require BP] to remove the pipe while it’s still attached to the BOP, Allen said, adding that BP is formulating plans to do that if necessary.

There also is a chance that the pipe might be in contact with cement that was pumped into the well during the earlier “static kill” process.

“We’re not ruling out the possibility that some cement could have adhered to it,” Allen said. Consequently, BP engineers and federal scientists are studying “how much pull should we put on the blowout preventer.”

1 comment to *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”

  • Pat

    Even to a layperson like myself - cementing this well in was an absolutely idiotic idea. Once you cement something in - duh - how do you get it out. Double Duh.

    I am guessing all we will ever see from this crew is idiocy and more games - until it all goes kaboom.

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