Saturday, May 29, 2010
So Much For the "Top Kill"
BP's "Top Kill" hasn't worked out as advertised.
I am not an engineer, I just play one in the "Blogsphere"...
No, I am not an engineer... but I have contacts in the energy industry that are... and to a man the story was the same - the only possible solution for this situation is the relief well being drilled as we speak... and that will not be ready for at least another 60 to 70 days at a minimum. Problem is, that is not guaranteed to work, either.
So, we are back to my "What If" scenario. What if TPTB cannot get this thing shut in for months or years?
For the BP haters... this could have happened to any major Oil company. The engineers on site made a series of bad decisions - that's what people do on occasion, they make bad decisions. Cops shoot innocent bystanders (bang!), juries send men to prison for life only to find out 30 years later the DNA does not match (oops!), physicians misdiagnose and surgeons leave sponges and spoons inside patients bodies (ouch!), car accidents (crash!), Chernobyl (boom!), unwanted pregnancies (how'd that happen?), bad marriages (love is blind... and marriage is an eye opener).... people make mistakes.
Where this goes from here is anyone's guess.
Posted by The Short Story Man at 5:40 PM