ROV deployed to Gulf platform where hydrocarbon sheen was reported — Relief well being planned

Apache probes sheen near platform, Oil and Gas Journal, January 18, 2011:

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WSJ: BP refuses to say if it plans to CASH IN on blown-out well; Speculation over purpose of relief wells

Federal officials are still insisting the relief wells will be used as the ultimate … Read more >>

Cementing during ‘Static Kill’ PREVENTS knowledge of relief well rupture (VIDEO)

MSNBC, August 5, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. EDT:

No longer the “Final Solution”? Feds now only “OPTIMISTIC” that relief wells will work, “The depth is a challenge here” (VIDEO)

“The relief well,” said retired Coast Guard admiral Thad W. Allen, in a July … Read more >>

Backup plan revealed: BP to pipe oil gusher into nearby depleted wells if kill attempts fail (VIDEO)

National Incident Commander Thad Allen’s press conference, July 28, 2010 at 4:00p.m. EDT

Shell Oil ex-CEO: Industry experts “feel the casing must have been damaged”; Losing the casing “like having a volcano on the bottom of the sea” (VIDEO)

“If you lose the casing its game over”, “You cant stop it”

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Work on both relief wells halted; BP worried tests “could cause the back side of the relief well to be blown out” (VIDEO)

Hopes high for cap on well, but testing delayed, CNN, July 14, 2010:

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Coast Guard and BP admit ‘MYSTERIOUS second pipe’ stuck in BOP; Experts say indicates casing ‘dislodged’ (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Discovery of second pipe in Deepwater Horizon riser stirs debate among experts, New Orleans … Read more >>

National Incident Commander: Oil could be gushing up through “multiple rings” in well

Allen: Relief well timing depends on oil’s spread, AP, July 8, 2010:

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Shell Oil ex-CEO: “I hope… a 50/50 chance” relief wells will work — & More (VIDEO)

Hardball: Tar balls hit Texas, MSNBC, July 6, 2010:

Chris Matthews,Hardball, MSNBC:

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Blowout Engineer: Relief well risks “the same type of explosion that destroyed the rig”; May drill “directly into the oil producing formation”

Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher, AP, July 5, 2010:

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BP’s plan if relief wells don’t work? “Reconfigure the existing containment cap” says senior VP

Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher, AP, July 5, 2010:

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Coast Guard Commander: “Chance” BP “could NICK the wellbore”; Risking a well pipe “collapse”

Relief well drill is only days away from leaking oil pipe, Guardian, July 4, … Read more >>

Geophysical engineer: Once BP tries relief well “they really just have that one chance”; Could “trigger a blow-out in the relief well”

Relief well drill is only days away from leaking oil pipe, Guardian, July 4, … Read more >>

BP and government making backup plan “should the relief well effort fail”

BP Discussing a Backup Strategy to Contain Oil, New York Times, June 28, 2010:

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Senior Oil Consultant: “This well is cursed”

Delays feared as BP relief bore nears well, Financial Times, June 27, 2010:

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CNN Money: “If the relief well doesn’t work” deep sea wells “generally produce oil for 5 to 20 years”

CNN Money asks the experts: How bad can the oil disaster get?

How much … Read more >>