Coast Guard Commander: “Chance” BP “could NICK the wellbore”; Risking a well pipe “collapse”

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
By Paul Martin
July 5th, 2010

Relief well drill is only days away from leaking oil pipe, Guardian, July 4, 2010:

“There is a chance – a slight chance – they could nick the wellbore,” Thad Allen, the coast guard commander, said. …

A nick risks starting a new small leak or possibly even a collapse of a section of the pipe given that it was damaged in the explosion in ways still not fully understood.

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