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