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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:58 AM
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The worker who is guiding the drill for the relief well is 40-for-40 at hitting his target
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/2582700,CST-NWS-oil...

Relief well worker aims for target smaller than dartboard

August 10, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -- The relief well being drilled to ensure crude never again spills into the ocean from BP's paralyzed well in the Gulf of Mexico has been dubbed the ultimate solution to the drama that's unfolded over the past three months.

It's the final, suspenseful act as one man guides a drill more than two miles beneath the sea floor and three miles from the surface, trying to hit a target less than half the size of a dartboard. The drill is about as wide as a grapefruit, and the target now lies less than 100 feet away.

If John Wright misses, BP engineers will pull the drill bit up, pour concrete in the off-track hole and then try again. Wright is 40-for-40 , though, having helped capped wells across the world in four decades of work. And he seemed confident in a June video put out by BP that he could make it 41-for-41.


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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:02 AM
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1. It was reported as being 4 feet away a week ago.
Now it's 100 feet away. Hmmm.
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:11 AM
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2. That's what happens
when you believe every reporter that's decided to blog and twitter instead of report. Do you know reported it being 4 feet away I hadn't seen that?

Did they mean four feet away with 100 feet to go in depth or four feet from the interception point? The relief well will run parallel to the original hole to an agreed depth and then move to the interception point.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:19 AM
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3. Giggity!
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