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BP. They had to drill a hole to make the oil come out right? Answered

Why can't they build a weight and tie some explosives to it and sink it into
the hole they drilled? Would the hole not collapse upon it's self and seal up?
Sorry about the grammar.

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Re-design
Re-design

Best Answer 10 years ago

THey tried the weight and it didn't work. The oil is under something like 40,000 psi. (wild guess, I've seen it in several reports) So plugging the hole is going to be verrrrryy hard. The plan now is to drill two relief wells to lower the pressure then they can plug the bad one.

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gummypaul
gummypaul

10 years ago

I guess I should have reseached my question before asking it. I take several different meds for neck and back pain. Sometimes them ideals just come up.Thanks for your time to clear this up some. Maybe they will get something figured out soon. I grew up on the coast , Biloxi. and hate to see this going on, Hate to see it happening any where. Thanks, Paul