"If you lose the casing its game over", "You cant stop it"
Hardball, MSNBC, July 14, 2010:
Rush Transcript Excerpts
I think the fundamental issue... is there are serious concerns about the integrity of the casing that is the well itself.
And that by putting the cap on and doing the stress tests... that the integrity of the steel is insufficient to hold the pressure of the well.
And if you lose the casing its game over.
It's like having a volcano on the bottom of the sea.
If you lose the casing and oil starts coming up on the outside of the casing you cant stop it.
There's nothing you can do that would stop it...other than implode the well.
There are many in the industry that feel the casing must have been damaged because of the power of that well, the pressure of that reservoir.