August 2nd, 2010
12:06 PM ET

Testing to precede 'static kill' maneuver in Gulf

One of two efforts to seal the ruptured BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico once and for all is set to take place Tuesday, after a crucial test is conducted Monday to determine whether it will work, BP's senior vice president told reporters.

In the "injectivity" test, a substance called "base oil" will be pumped
into the ruptured well bore to determine if it will go back into the reservoir,
Kent Wells said Monday. The test will start with pumping one barrel per minute, then two, then three. How much is pumped will depend on how the test goes, Wells said.

"We would expect to have the test done in a few hours," he said, and then
the data will be analyzed. The information will tell officials whether
adjustments need to be made on "how and if" the "static kill" procedure will
take place Tuesday, he said.

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  1. Brian

    Not one to go quietly, BP’s ex-CEO Tony Hayward breaks his silence. Steals the microphone Kayne West style from Admiral Thad Allen, celebrates the static kill and speaks his mind.

    Read about who Mr. Hayward thinks are BP’s unsung heros!

    VERY FUNNY

    http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=1902

    August 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    >>> the giant shears that will CUT the BP's testicles >>> http://bit.ly/99rkKC
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    August 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

      Actually I apologize. Those were the giant shears that cut off my own testicles. Now I have a high pitched voice and I scream "Mommy mommy where are my meds?"

      Please ignore all my senseless posts! Thank you!

      August 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Erin

    we will.

    http://www.howtogethimtopropose.com

    August 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |