New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says there's a chance that cement pumped down the well could have come back up the outer casing.
"We may be the victims of our own success here, in that once they looked at the results of the cementing from the static kill from the top, they raised the question of whether or not the cement that entered the reservoir might have actually gone back up the annulus and sealed that."
New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says pressure testing at the well shows something is blocking oil from coming back up the reservoir. He says it's probably cement pumped in from the top that somehow got pushed back inside.
"What we don't want to do is somehow upset what we've done, which is a really good cementing job that was done through the top kill."
New Orleans – Acclaimed filmmaker Luisa Dantas talks about her new documentary delving into the challenges, setbacks and triumphs of life after Katrina - "Land of Opportunity" - which premieres in New Orleans Saturday evening, August 14, 2010...
For more information about "Land of Opportunity" - and its sneak preview screening at Warren Easton High School Saturday evening, August 14, 2010 - please click here .
Elizabeth Claudet and her husband, Joseph, sat down with her father, Charles Costello, on March 29 to talk about his experiences while living most of his 96 years in Louisiana. He grew up in DeRidder in western Louisiana, where as a boy he delivered groceries in a cart pulled by a goat.
New Orleans, La. – National Incident Commander Thad Allen says once tropical storms subside at the end of this week, more testing is planned for the plugged up well. Engineers want to make sure it can take another shot of mud and cement pumped through the bottom. Equipment at the seafloor is vital to several top-level investigations into what caused the Deepwater Horizon rig to explode.