Study Group member: “Increase in pressure could be a total red herring”; Temperature, not pressure, may be rising

Gas seeps not necessarily a problem, because pressure in oil well rising, officials say, Times-Picayune, July 19, 2010 at 20:12 EDT:

Bill Gale, a California engineer and industrial explosion expert who is a member of the Deepwater Horizon Study Group, said… [n]ow that the reservoir of the Macondo well is flowing, the pressure could be rising because the temperature could be rising in the chamber, Gale said. Although later in the day, BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells said the temperature of the well has been consistent. …

“The increase in pressure could be a total red herring,” Gale said.

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