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BP-Halliburton-Transocean-Well is loosing 60% or 9824psi of oil and gas pressure to the strata.Chris Landau(geologist)

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BP-Halliburton-Transocean-Well is loosing 60% or 9824psi of oil and gas pressure to the rock strata in the Gulf of Mexico. Chris Landau (geologist)

The well structure is obviously gushing oil and gas in large quantities. Here is why.

14.7 pounds per square inch equals 1 atmosphere which is equivalent to 32.8 feet of water or 10.3 meters of water. This also equates to an 8.5 pound per gallon mud weight (density) or 0.45 pounds per square inch (psi) per linear foot. The well is 18360 feet deep. If the well was filled with water it would have a pressure of 8262 psi at the base.

If it was filled with drilling mud with a mudweight (density) of 17 lbs per gallon while drilling took place, in order to keep the gas and oil out of the well, it would have had to have a pressure of roughly twice that of water at 16524 psi or roughly 0.9 pounds per square inch increase in pressure per linear foot with depth.

At 5000 feet BP is reporting a pressure of 6700 psi.

This pressure is not even equivalent to that of seawater pressure at the bottom of the well or 8262 psi. We know that when the drilling crew substituted sea water for drilling mud, the blow out occurred. So the pressure in this well is obviously much higher than 8262 psi.

So we know that this well is losing gas and oil pressure at 16524psi minus 6700psi which equals 9824 psi.

That means a minimum of 9824 psi of gas and oil is escaping into the formation or 59.45% of the oil and gas being generated is being lost. So only 40.55 per cent of the total gas and oil is being held back.

Roughly 60 % of the oil and gas is escaping through the casing into the formation. This oil and gas will be coming up very soon either along side the casing or through fractures in the sea floor.

Dear BP, this well is not sealed. Almost 60% is missing and will soon be polluting the Gulf of Mexico again, if it is not already doing so.

Nice try. Try again. I thought I would just help you calculate the missing oil and gas pressure in case you thought you had it all.

Chris Landau

July 17, 2010

 

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BP, you have not sealed this well. Try again. But ... by Chris Landau on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 5:14:42 PM
They are clever...Brits own about 1/3 of the plane... by Beverly Prather on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:16:11 PM
Hi BeverlyThe sea floor is leaking. BP'S profits a... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:20:16 AM
It's just a corporation, after all. The company's ... by Kyle Griffith on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:44:12 AM
Hi KyleI agree with your points, except for the fa... by Chris Landau on Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 3:13:12 PM
The tangental drilling is for the insertion point.... by Beverly Prather on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:00:30 AM
Chris,You sound so certain. Do you think BP also k... by Ralph Dratman on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 5:20:36 PM
BP probably knows all of what Chris is saying but ... by Penel on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 6:31:25 PM
Hi PenelBP are trying to do the quick fix to save ... by Chris Landau on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 7:27:06 PM
... by Penel on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 8:12:17 PM
They tried to save time and money - which caused t... by Jon Ross on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:54:36 PM
Hi JonBP is looking at the small picture of the ca... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:25:01 AM
If they are drilling in at an anglerelief wells an... by Beverly Prather on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 1:15:34 PM
Maybe that was part of the syndrome but more was t... by Margo on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 4:24:31 AM
I could be wrong, but, I have been reading alot o... by Beverly Prather on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:56:29 PM
Hi RalphThey know it. They can do the calculations... by Chris Landau on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 7:21:12 PM
If you are correct, and BP knows it, why are they ... by Ralph Dratman on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 8:58:09 PM
(Fortunately it's not 80 million!) Anyway, they cl... by Ralph Dratman on Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 9:05:56 PM
capping this well casing will not solve the proble... by Ernest on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 1:48:03 AM
Hi ErnestGood summary. Sea floor now disintergrati... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:32:11 AM
My guess is that BP will leave the present cap on ... by Kyle Griffith on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 1:36:50 AM
Hi KyleIt looks like it only took a few days to st... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:43:57 AM
Hi KyleIt looks like it only took a few days to st... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:30:17 AM
Hi RalphOil and gas now confirmed leaking through ... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:58:01 AM
There are only two reasons, for this disaster.Mon... by Beverly Prather on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:58:17 AM
In this AP article http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_g... by Karen Fish on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 7:41:54 PM
Hi KarenThanks.I guess they market what they want ... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 6:42:57 AM
Hi Chris: THanks for the great work! Please corre... by Tom_daGeek on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:55:45 AM
Hi Tom (comment 1) I will break my reply into thre... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 5:53:59 AM
Hi Tom (comment 2)Remember that pressure on the se... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 6:11:25 AM
Hi Tom (comment 3)In high pressure regions at 1000... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 7:02:12 AM
Lots of things wrong in this article.1. You are us... by A a on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:47:54 PM
Hi A aThank-you for the comment. Where do you get ... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 4:03:44 PM
There's no need to guess about the formation press... by densely on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:34:47 PM
Hi DenselyThanks for the comment. The water pressu... by Chris Landau on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 3:46:21 PM
This well was drilled with14 ppg mud. This means t... by densely on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:43:29 PM
Hi denselyYou do not drill with any, particular mu... by Chris Landau on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:34:18 PM
When the MC252B well failed the well bore was full... by densely on Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:15:47 AM
It seems universally accepted that the wellhead pe... by Brett Vrancken on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 11:35:57 AM
Hi BrettGood summary. You make a difference. Other... by Chris Landau on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:59:00 PM
Some aspects of an oil reservoir that we might thi... by densely on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:49:46 PM
The scenario of a small, isolated reservoir of oil... by Kyle Griffith on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 6:57:59 PM
I wrote it based on my knowledge of geology and on... by densely on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 8:21:22 PM
In other words, it looks to me like BP does indeed... by Kyle Griffith on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 11:26:08 PM
I'll be happy to discuss my thinking on this with ... by densely on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:32:08 AM
Hi KyleWell said. Nicely summarized.Chris... by Chris Landau on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:43:28 PM
Hi DenselyNice long article, with a lot of thought... by Chris Landau on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:30:51 PM
If there's extractable oil in a trap the pressure ... by densely on Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 1:12:38 PM
Hi DenselyGood points. I still believe the casing ... by Chris Landau on Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 2:49:29 PM
I am very afraid that Chris Landau is 100% correct... by John Davis on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:10:40 AM
Hi JohnThe relief wells might have to be spaced fu... by Chris Landau on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:48:27 PM
Whether or not it was a good idea to shut in this ... by densely on Saturday, Jul 24, 2010 at 2:56:37 PM
First, BP capped the DH well and claimed they've s... by Kyle Griffith on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:42:50 AM
Hi KyleNo. But we are. They are starting to sell t... by Chris Landau on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:56:05 PM
Yeah, I've read several accounts just in the last ... by Kyle Griffith on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 8:36:30 PM