BOMBSHELL: BP seabed survey BEFORE DRILLING WELL showed NO indications of seep 3 km away says former Shell exec

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
By Paul Martin
July 20th, 2010

Gas seeps not necessarily a problem, because pressure in oil well rising, officials say, Times-Picayune, July 19, 2010 at 20:12 EDT:

Berkeley engineering professor Bob Bea [Deepwater Horizon Study Group member] has very little confidence in what’s been said publicly about the seeps.

He’s troubled that we’re just now hearing about seeps three kilometers away, because a survey of the seabed conducted before BP drilled its well didn’t indicate anything like that.

“There was nothing that indicated the presence of such a seep,” Bea said. “I wonder why we’re just now finding that out?”

BP has yet to release other ROV video that Bea’s study group requested more than a month ago about what may have been shots of nearby seeps.

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