I think the Russians did this in land wells, never under water. But, I'd have to check.
Adk - As far as I can tell you're correct, it was all on land... even though they were similarly super-deep wells.
The one issue I haven't seen touched on, but would be curious was the contention that this 'oil' was actually an 'abiotic oil' which "is not a fossil fuel but a result of a chemical reaction going on deep within the surface of the earth".
The most I've seen confirming this was witness statements that the oil wasn't the typical black, but varying shades of brown and green.
Cheney engineered this disaster to embarrass the Obama administration....:2razz:
I don't work in the oil industry and I've never worked on an oil rig, but I don't think it takes one to work in the industry to question the importance of this information in this particular case. It's the one thing about this oil spill that concerned me from the beginning.
While it's not uncommon for pressure readings not to be mentioned publicly in off-shore oil spills - people are more concerned with how much oil is being spilled rather than how fast is it spilling - I'm sure the oil pressure data would be a crucial piece of information in how this leak could be plugged. I mean, they've poured mud and debris in this hole and nothing has stopped it! Meanwhile, you have an oil spill that's probably about as large in length and/or width as one of our midwestern states - Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee...pick one - and it happened so fast. So much oil...
It's obvious BP tapped into something big and to date they haven't been able to contain it. And while I don't think it's really that important for the public to know the pressure data from this well, I do think BP has bitten off far more than it can chew and had no real plans on how to stop it if things went terribly wrong.
Oh yeah, every nation has a nutcase who's predictions are 99.9% wrong. The only thing that they can predict is that they will breathe within one minute and that they will die.
In our country, it's the makes of the program SUPRISE. It's full of conspiracy theories and horror stories, like stories about glass that can make pictures alive or theories about 2012. Oh, there's also an insane person that claims he can levitate, has an IQ over 900 or something and can walk on water. Did I mention that he is a Congressman?
In America, there seems to be more nutcases than most countries. I see Alex Jones as another one
Mr. X???? Ohhh please.
reading everything this guy said he sounds like a wacko guest on Coast to Coast AM. :roll:
Did he mention anything about the Lizard people that live under the crust? :lol: