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  • bluelivermore bluelivermore Apr 3, 2012 11:49 AM Flag

    This is a gas leak! they will put it out

    Put what out? This underwater? This isn't an underwater metal fire, it is a leaking well casing, under extreme pressure and heat, the area between the top guide tube, and the earth. The longer it leaks the bigger the gap gets.
    Like the BP spill started out small then got bigger and bigger as the hot gas and liquids cut the rock between the metal tubing and the rock it was supposed to be cemented to. By the end of the BP spill, it was leaking over 75K barrels per day.
    If you look at the wells in the 1st Gulf War, that they blew the well heads off of, those wells were spewing about 40k to 60k barrels of oil per day, the casings were all still in place(no side wall breach) which made them easy to stop. This well is leaking gas, condensate, and oil, at over 4000 psi. Relief well pulls that psi away from the leaker, if they hit the well bore, directly.

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