July 17 BP Briefing: “Bubbles coming from valve” on casing, could be “methane” (VIDEO)

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

Rush Transcript Summary (Starts at 2:35 in, apologies for sound)

There will be 2 seismic runs today…

NOAA vessel brought in… looking for potential breaches in other places…

ROVs near wellhead showing bubbles coming from a valve on the 36 inch casing… we’ve seen this on a number of wells…

Taking sample to see if it is gas from deeper down the riser… could be nitrogen or bio-degradable methane…

Out of an abundance of caution we want to go down and get samples.

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