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  •  And you're spot on. (6+ / 0-)

    The cut should have been made incrementally, going around the pipe in 10-degree or 15-degree increments.

    Side friction would have reduced the impact of geyser flow on the diamond serrated cable.

    Of course they have to ignore flow and thrust factors.

    Of course they have to hurry.

    "Adopt an aggressive timeline"
    =EQUALS=
    "Haste Makes Waste."

    This geyser generated 14,000 PSI as measured back when Halliburton was claiming its concrete had set up after 20 hours.

    4,850,000 pounds of thrust.

    The BP experts just don't get it. They keep acting as though this is a normal oil well. They keep ignoring the earlier 14,000 PSI measurement.

    BTW: sensible approach is to cut a notch, then move laterally 10 or 15 degrees, then cut another notch. Use the pipe wall slow-down area to protect the cable. Not here.....

    Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Career criminals + White Racists + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

    by vets74 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 05:37:37 AM PDT

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    •  think of it this way: you could launch (0+ / 0-)

      DISCOVERY with what's coming off that wellbore...

      Texas is NO Bush League! LBJ, Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 10:32:53 PM PDT

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