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"Macondo" The Well From Hell: The Well Integrity Test Is Failing

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I hope and pray I'm wrong ... but the well integrity test seems to be failing miserably. For background on the well integrity test, see this and this. Specifically, the government previously announced that the test would succeed if pressure in the well of 8,000-9,000 psi were observed for a sustained period. As Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen said: We are looking for somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000 PSI inside the capping stack, which would indicate to us that the hydrocarbons are being forced up and the wellbores are being able to withstand that pressure. And that is good news. If we are down around in the 4,000 to 5,000, 6,000 range that could potentially tell us that the hydrocarbons are being diverted someplace else, and we would have to try and assess the implications of that. And as you might imagine, there are gradations as you go up from 4,000 or 5,000 PSI up to 8,000 or 9,000. … We will at some point try to get to 8,000 or 9,000 and sustain that for some period of time, and these will be done basically, as I said — if we have a very low pressure reading, we will try and need (ph) at least six hours of those readings to try to ensure that that is the reading. If it’s a little higher, we want to go for 24 hours. And if it’s up at 8,000 or 9,000, we would like to go 48 hours just to make sure it can sustain those pressures for that amount of time. Pressure has held steady for a couple of minutes at 2,000 psi, instead of the hoped-for 8,000-9,000 psi.

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England (BP) has no authority in  OUR waters !

They have no right to command our Coast Guard whch they are using to spray the deadly poisons over us and OUR waters !  DC and BP are working together to attack and kill the south !

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