27,000 Abandoned Gulf Oil Wells May Be Leaking

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PostMon Jul 19, 2010 2:47 am » by Anuki


27,000 Abandoned Gulf Oil Wells May Be Leaking
2010-07-07, CBS News/Associated Press
Posted: 2010-07-12 10:56:12
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/ ... 3016.shtml

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one - not industry, not government - is checking to see if they are leaking, an Associated Press investigation shows. The oldest of these wells were abandoned in the late 1940s, raising the prospect that many deteriorating sealing jobs are already failing. The AP investigation uncovered particular concern with 3,500 of the neglected wells - those characterized in federal government records as "temporarily abandoned." More than 1,000 wells have lingered in that unfinished condition for more than a decade. About three-quarters of temporarily abandoned wells have been left in that status for more than a year, and many since the 1950s and 1960s - even though sealing procedures for temporary abandonment are not as stringent as those for permanent closures. As a forceful reminder of the potential harm, the well beneath BP's Deepwater Horizon rig was being sealed with cement for temporary abandonment when it blew April 20, leading to one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation's history. BP alone has abandoned about 600 wells in the Gulf, according to government data.

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PostMon Jul 19, 2010 5:32 am » by Illuminated


ahh. so what they'll float this as the reason its still happening?.. :headscratch:

bp - yeah we stopped the 1mile well to the center of the earth, it must be one of those 27,000 other ones :roll:

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Restoring Sanity and or Keeping Fear Alive! :wink:

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...more then 27'000 wells...

1940 - 2010 = 70 years
70 years *365 + 17.5 leap years = 25'568 (round up)

Drilling a new well every day from 1940 - 2010 would leave you more then 1'500 wells short. Given that it's taking them 3-4 months to drill a relief well, there would need to be 90-92 brand new wells "on the go" at ANY given time, with a new one starting every day, throwing in an "extra" every few weeks… since 1940 to present day and onward…

I'm not saying it's BS… but if it's not, that's a disturbing set of numbers...

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PostMon Jul 19, 2010 6:32 am » by Anuki


generic wrote:...more then 27'000 wells...

1940 - 2010 = 70 years
70 years *365 + 17.5 leap years = 25'568 (round up)

Drilling a new well every day from 1940 - 2010 would leave you more then 1'500 wells short. Given that it's taking them 3-4 months to drill a relief well, there would need to be 90-92 brand new wells "on the go" at ANY given time, with a new one starting every day, throwing in an "extra" every few weeks… since 1940 to present day and onward…

I'm not saying it's BS… but if it's not, that's a disturbing set of numbers...


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PostMon Jul 19, 2010 7:57 am » by Jon1313


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did you actully count all those dots?

but i see what your saying 27000 does seem like pretty high number then again on the other hand if ther unfinished wells they might just drill as short as a few days befor scrapping it and moveing on ????? I dont know ?????

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PostMon Jul 19, 2010 9:17 am » by Svaha


illuminated wrote:ahh. so what they'll float this as the reason its still happening?.. :headscratch:

bp - yeah we stopped the 1mile well to the center of the earth, it must be one of those 27,000 other ones :roll:

bp-covering-up-massive-hole-miles-away-cap-test-is-absurd-t26897.html



Yep, prove to me that it is my leak beyond doubt, or I want pay you a penny.
This one goes on the account of the Obama administration because of a lack of action.
Follow your bliss(ters) - Joseph Campbell



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