BP, Feds don’t know what’s causing pressure drop: “We’re concerned about the vital signs of this well. We continue to be concerned about the vital signs.” (VIDEO)

Joint Incident Commander mentions phrase “vital signs” four times in two minutes at today’s … Read more >>

Feds: Either BOP is removed, or wait 7 days to build system to relieve pressure (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 16, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. … Read more >>

New tests show “gap” in “well column” causing loss of pressure (VIDEO)

Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Thad Allen, August 16, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. … Read more >>

Oil expert: BP admits “4,200 psi on the well when it’s supposed to be dead”; “They are indeed communicated to the reservoir below”

Oil and gas expert Bob Cavnar helps us better understand the current state of … Read more >>

Feds now less certain on why wellhead pressure so low? Now say GENERAL consensus is it’s PROBABLY depletion (VIDEO)

Press briefing and teleconference to provide operational update on ongoing Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill … Read more >>

Incident Commander: “Trying to come to grips with the pressure readings”

Pressure readings still not perfect for Gulf oil well, Miami Herald, July 21, 2010:

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Engineering Expert: “Gas hydrate crystals” may be plugging cracks in well; To be dislodged by increasing pressure?

Gas seeps not necessarily a problem, because pressure in oil well rising, officials say, … Read more >>

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, … Read more >>

“Scientists have discovered four gas “seeps” at or near” the BP blowout; Pressure “readings are much lower than expected”

Gas seeps not necessarily a problem, because pressure in oil well rising, officials say, … Read more >>

CNN expert on Static Kill: “We were told that those flow lines wouldn’t handle 6,800 PSI”

Sealing the BP Oil Well; Interview With Massachusetts Congressman Edward Markey, CNN, July 19, … Read more >>

Static Kill? NOT approved, BP concerned about “pressure constraints”; “Very much in its infancy” (AUDIO)

Kent Wells Technical Briefing, July 19, 2010 at 18:30 EDT:

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*JUST IN* Feds confirm Methane seeping from at least 2 places in seafloor; At 100-200 meters & 3 KILOMETERS from well (VIDEO)

Allen gets fuzzy: “There are some indications the seepage 3km away may not be … Read more >>

CNN confirms at 1:17pm: BP is observing methane bubbling to surface at unknown distance to wellhead

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“Methane escaping at the surface” is “bubbling through the … Read more >>

Weather Channel at 10:30am: “Hydrocarbon” seeping from spot near well site (VIDEO)

Oil Update, The Weather Channel, July 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. EST:

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CBS: “Engineers detected seepage and traces of methane” near site of BP oil blowout (VIDEO)

Crisis on the Coast, CBS Channel 12 West Palm Beach, July 19 at 06:00 … Read more >>

ABC: The AP quotes a government source who says there may be leaking methane (VIDEO)

ABC News, July 19, 2010 at 04:35 EDT:

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Thad Allen says … Read more >>

AP: White House official says that “possible methane was found”, testing extended “beyond Sunday”

BP, feds clash over reopening capped Gulf oil well, AP, July 19, 2010 at … Read more >>

Feds say “Undetermined anomalies at the wellhead”

Oil Spill: Is the Well Damaged?, Time.com, July 18, 2010:

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*AP BREAKING* White House reveals “a SEEP and possible methane were found near the busted oil well”, BP FAILS TO DO REQUESTED MONITORING

BP, feds clash over reopening capped Gulf oil well, AP, July 19, 2010:

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BP: Cap will stay on until tests show oil “is leaking from the well” or “some other location”

If cap is removed, likely because oil is leaking from well or sea floor … Read more >>

BP “using caution” about saying the tests are “going well”; “I think it’s going to blow a leak somewhere else”

Caution is watchword as officials continue tests searching for leaks, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), … Read more >>

Low Pressure Mystery: Possibly “part of the well apparatus has collapsed and obstructed the oil flow”

BP to Continue to Monitor Integrity of Oil Cap, AOL New July 17, 2010:

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Commander Thad Allen this morning: New sensing devices arrive; “What we’re really looking for is methane bubbles” (VIDEO)

Methane seeps an early indicator of heavy hydrocarbons

Thad Allen interview on Washington Journal, … Read more >>

7/17 BP Technical Briefing: 6,745 psi currently, will stop rising near 6,800 psi (VIDEO)

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

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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:

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Latest BP Briefing: “Building up about 2 psi per hour”, expected to decline — 6,720 psi near max (VIDEO)

Kent Wells Technical Briefing, BP Technical Update, July 16, 2010 @ 6:30pm EST:

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CNN @ 6pm: “Cause for deep concern”, well pressure still “at 6,700 psi” — “They’re way short” (VIDEO)

Situation Room, CNN,  July 16, 2010 @ 6:00pm:

BLITZER: … A cause for deep … Read more >>