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Braulio Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 12:22 PM
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71. The name is Kent Wells
He is the BP engineer who gives the technical briefings. I visit their website and have seen the videos as well as the slide packs. Their backup plan wouldn't be a real backup because it would not control the well - if the platform receiving the oil has to shut down, then the oil has to be dumped in the ocean. If the relief well fails, then they can hook up to an existing facility, but they will also have to drill into the reservoir. Drilling into the reservoir is going to be very tricky because pressure will be down, but they won't know exactly where. But once they establish a well near the existing well, they can pump water and flood out the oil. The explosives option just isn't an option. People who bring it up just don't know anything about the actual conditions down there. Blowing it up is something Osama bin Laden would do.
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