by Chris Landau
July 14, 2010
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NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
THE WELL IS NOT ALIVE.
IT HAS NOT HEALED
Mark Hafle, BP's senior drilling engineer testified to the MMS on
May 28, 2010 that the well had lost integrity and that thousands of
barrels of mud had been lost down this well during drilling.
This meant that the formation integrity
had blown out. Reports at the hearings in May also indicated that
the LOW positive pressure tests on the day of the blowout on April
20, 2010 had passed but the negative pressure tests had failed, so
the well was not properly sealed. This happened within a few hours
of the blowout.
The cement-casing structure is compromised.
The well had ballooned
out and THE FORMATION HAD BLOWN OUT, long before the blowout
BP, do you not have a single geologist at your company that can tell
you what that means?
It means you can not seal this well. Pressure testing will only blow
the cement casing structure to pieces, if it is not already gone.
Whose brainless idea was it to drill the directional wells 5 feet
away and parallel to the existing well to weaken the formation
structure further, so more casing formation strength is lost?
those pointless, worthless relief wells not have been drilled at
least 150 meters (500 feet) away from the existing well and then
come in at right angles to minimize formation destruction?
Let the well flow as fast as you can. As long as no oil and gas is
coming through the sea floor. If it is; you have to drill 8 relief
wells around this well spaced 1500 feet apart and drilled straight
down to relieve the formation pressure.
I know it is your intention to develop this well to pay for the Gulf
of Mexico catastrophe. So develop it. Make sure the sea floor is not
leaking oil and gas and produce the well. That was the original
Call for independent robot surveys for 1 year to monitor the sea
floor around this well for oil and gas leaks, during well
My advice has not changed.
I stand by it.
Chris Landau - BP Cap will not stop leak from ocean floor
July 15, 2010
Chris has worked on about 70 Oil Wells. He is a Geologist who has
written dozens of articles as the Gulf Oil Spill has unfolded.