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Old 05-26-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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I've watching the top kill attempt on CNN too but haven't noticed any change in the oil and gas gushing out.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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BP spokesman Steve Rinehart said the company will pump mud for hours, and officials have indicated it may be a couple of days before they know whether the procedure is working. http://www.ketv.com/news/23674706/detail.html (broken link)

I thought BP also said something about if you are watching the flow during the process the appearance of the flow might change, but should not be used to determine the effectiveness of the solution.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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lets pray it works!!!
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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I am praying this works too. Enough is enough already.

This reminds me of the Titanic. They did not have enough life boats because they "knew it wouldn't fail". BP had no backup plans because they had a "fail safe" that failed. NOW WHAT?!?

Every thing they have tried so far has been ineffective. The only effective thing they've done is make everybody furious at them.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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How far does the mud fluid have to go down to plug that well? Waiting 2 days before knowing if it works tries my already worn patience.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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The chance of success are virtually nil, the top cap froze, the mud is crystalized before it can harden. Just another exercise in futility.

Short of a bunker buster, there is no real solution. The relief wells are not a sure thing. They have the possibility of lessening, but not stopping.



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Old 05-27-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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Anyone with a current status report about the top kill effort?
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: The South
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Anyone with a current status report about the top kill effort?
This
Top kill stops oil and gas leak in Gulf of Mexico from BP well - latimes.com
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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Operation "Top kill" .....hilarious!
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I can't think of anything better. My only thought was, as someone mentioned a really big bomb to try and bury it again. Here is the technical update from BP on the 24th about what their plans are. Makes sense to me. Seems like a good plan.

Kent Wells Tech Update - 24 May 2010

There is no dispute that this probably could have been prevented and that the response could have been more effective, but at least they finally got the response somewhat organized and are able to take some action.
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