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  •  The future plan should be and should have been (5+ / 0-)

    drill the relief well first.

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    by Perry the Imp on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 02:25:58 PM PDT

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    •  Completely agree (4+ / 0-)

      relief wells should be one of many prerequisite safety requirements before any final penetration of the substrate.

      Primary & relief wells must be proven to be  connected or joined (a through loop) at some depth as to avoid "missing" on the first or second attempt.

      Then and only then the final penetration into the oil bearing depth IMO

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      by Eric Nelson on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 02:40:45 PM PDT

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      •  I seem to recall reading... (2+ / 0-)
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        BlackSheep1, Perry the Imp

        that Scandanavian countries, and perhaps others, do require by law that the relief wells be in place, as stated here, just in case, for obvious reasons.

        Of course, that's very expensive, and is no doubt considered a "waste" if the main well doesn't blow, and thus Big Oil in the US has prevailed in preventing or avoiding any such regulations here, it would seem.

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        by Radical def on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 04:15:22 PM PDT

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    •  Shouldn't that be required? (2+ / 0-)
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      They had not plan B, just like the cakewalk in Iraq. If you assume no problems, there will be no problems! (and to be fair, I think that applies to using nukes. It shouldn't be ruled out of hand, though.)

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      by bay of arizona on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 04:01:46 PM PDT

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