Expert: Blown-out well in Gulf remains “plenty dangerous” — Will material plugging flow of gas hold? — New flyover of rig carcass (VIDEO)

Published: July 26th, 2013 at 6:00 am ET


The Advocate, July 26, 2013: Company catches break: Sand and sediment chokes off flow of natural gas well in Gulf […] [Adam “Ted” Bourgoyne, a former dean of the college of engineering at Louisiana State University]  anticipates that the material may have been “lifted all the way to the surface by the flowing gas, and if you get enough solids in there, they can lump together and form a plug in the tubing or the casing.” […] Even with the gas flow stopped and the fire out, Bourgoyne said response crews still have plenty of work ahead of them. He said the well was “still plenty dangerous.” But if the plug holds, shuttering the well could be easier, he said. […]

SOURCE: On Wings of Care

AP, July 25, 2013: […] officials are focusing efforts on permanently plugging the well […] “You never know anything for certain but usually if it bridges it doesn’t re-start,” [Adam Bourgoyne, an industry consultant and a former dean of Louisiana State University’s petroleum engineering department] said. […] “Our efforts will now turn to, first, confirming the conditions at the well site, and then to assisting in Walter’s effort to permanently secure and seal the well” [Jim Noe, a vice president with rig owner Hercules Offshore Inc.] said. […]

Watch the latest flyover from On Wings of Care here

Published: July 26th, 2013 at 6:00 am ET


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3 comments to Expert: Blown-out well in Gulf remains “plenty dangerous” — Will material plugging flow of gas hold? — New flyover of rig carcass (VIDEO)

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Did the tube plug up, or did it simply break below the surface and now it's 'out of sight, out of mind'?

    Ancient Japanese koan –

    If gas enters the water and no one can see the bubbles, is the gas really there?

  • NEWS


    (This news is a day old, but just in case you missed it.)

    Thursday, a portion of the Miami airport grounds were sealed off due to a radioactive substance leak emitting from an old 55-gallon drum.

    HAZMAT and fire crews responded just after noon, finding radioactive airplane parts laced with (depleted) Uranium inside the drum.

    Miami-Dade’s Fire Rescue spokesman admitted to the press that indeed aircraft “counterbalances” are indeed made with radioactive uranium. The local press went on to downplay the severity of the finding.

    Upon further investigation it turns out even the Boeing Corporation itself has expressed concerns about certain aircraft parts containing radioactive materials. In fact, Boeing even submitted paperwork to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) detailing their concerns.



    By the way, back in April it was announced that the US government had authorized recycled radioactive metals to be used in the manufacture of belt buckles, silverware and other items of daily use.


    • We Not They Finally

      Tracy's last comment about the U.S. government authorizing the recycling of radioactive metals into items of common use — kitchenware, clothing… We read that too. Monsters authorized that. People who have the nerve to call themselves "Americans." We're apparently overrun by now. Our country has been become less and less viable, but let's still work at being better humans than THIS.