The oil is still a flowing. I guess we gonna turn the Gulf into a holding tank for oil now. I really think they could stop it if they wanted. Fishing industry will be hurt for years.
What makes you think they dont want to stop it????? They are spending about 43.7 million dollars a day for cleanup and drilling relief wells...
My guess would be that the first 2 relief wells will not work, so they will drill 2 more and they may or may not work as well. Now once the Government finds out the scheme, they'll stop the first from flowing open and then have anywhere from 3-11 new wells ready for pumping. Just my theory and mine alone, but u know this well could be plugged if they wanted to bad enough. Once they have multiple wells pulling from same pool, they will make an azz load from multiple wells vs one well. Not a game i'd play, but i hope u see my reasoning....... I could be wrong and it won't be the first or last time. JMO.
Sorry but I dont see your reasoning.
Lets do some math...You say they want to wind up with 11 new wells plus the 1st two relief wells so that is 13 wells total....It cost less than 100 million to drill one well so 13+100Million=1.3 billion.
To date they are approaching 4 billion dollars spent on cleanup and trying to not stop the leak. Plus the government is fining them 20 billion more.
20billion+4 billion and counting=24 billion and counting.
IMHO if they wanted 13 holes in the same reservoir they would have just drilled 13 holes....But no oil company will ever drill 13 holes in one reservoir because it takes alot of pressure to push oil from 18000 feet below the mudline then another mile to the surface.....Every hole you punch into the same reservoir lowers that pressure which will lower the amount of oil they could recover.
Now about the two relief wells. The percentage of a relief well stopping a blowout is 100%. That is a pretty good chance that it will work. But wait BP is drilling two of them.
I think the leak will be stopped next month like they say...It will take a lot longer to get the water and beaches clean....However to say that BP is not doing every thing possible to get this leak stopped is just not true.