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  •  If oil in annulus, as likely, RW's job is harder. (12+ / 0-)

    The question of where the mud and concrete would go coming in from the RW intercept point hasn't been clearly answered.

    What's in the annulus - likely oil since the DP was compromised at several points down to the reservoir (communicating with the annulus as they say) - needs to go somewhere as mud and concrete come in.

    If the annulus isn't sealed with concrete at the bottom where the well is in contact with the reservoir, then the reservoir would flow up it until it reaches a sealed point. That upward flow in the annulus could be into rock formations, or even all the way up the annulus to the surface.

    So, I'm hoping there is a way to have the RW concrete-seal the bottom of the annulus where it contacts the reservoir and would like to hear how that can be done.

    Kos created a site promoting a variety of views & communities; some [believe] they created dKos & it should conform to their image of it. MKSinSA 2/7/10

    by David PA on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 03:12:00 PM PDT

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