BP relooping video of oil leak, expert charges
By David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Oil company BP announced on Wednesday that the “static kill” operation to plug its ruptured Deepwater Horizon oil well from above with drilling mud had achieved its “desired outcome” of temporarily controlling the flow of oil.
Oil industry expert Bob Cavnar, however, is skeptical of BP’s rosy evaluation.
“You don’t know if that well’s actually killed down below,” he told MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Tuesday. “Because of all the damage down below, it could be flowing into another zone, it could be flowing some place else into the substrata. The only way you kill this well is with the relief well from down below.”