BP begins novel effort to try to stop...

BP begins novel effort to try to stop Gulf oil (12:46 p.m.)

There are 1 comment on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from May 26, 2010, titled BP begins novel effort to try to stop Gulf oil (12:46 p.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

BP on Wednesday launched its latest bid to plug the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud and cement.

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#1 May 26, 2010
I'd be willing to bet they are using the same blow out device designed for surface or "shallow" well operation; between the external pressures found at ocean depths of 5000ft (2,500 psi) and the well's pressure (9,000 psi)I'm not suprised it failed. Interesting point: they aren't even showing us what the big leak atop the blow-out prevention device looks like. just the smaller one on the cameras.

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