BP exec: Appears only drilling mud flowing from well
Wed May 26, 2010 8:52pm HOUSTON, May 26 (Reuters) - BP Plc (BP.L) (BP.N) Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said on Wednesday it appears drilling mud, not oil, was gushing from a ruptured undersea well six hours into an effort to halt a month-old oil spill.
"What you've been observing coming out of the top of that riser is most likely mud," Suttles said at a news conference broadcast from a Louisiana command center. "We can't fully confirm that because we can't sample it. And the way we know we've been successful is it stops flowing." (Reporting
As long as it is brownish --it is still not over. And as long as we have any flow--it is not over.
There is not enough mud on the top to keep the oil/gas monster at the bottom of the hole.
But the night is still young.. We may prevail at any moment..