Conclusive Evidence Well A is not the well that blew up on 20 April – part 3 AoMD
By BK Lim, Geohazards Specialist
11 Sept 2010- This article is dedicated to the victims of 911 and the people who are still working to unearth the truth.
From the very beginning, BP has officially stated that they had drilled Only One Well i.e. Well A that reached the reservoir and blew up on 20 April 2010. Even before my previous articles, there was already widespread suspicion that BP had drilled at least 2 wells, one whose BOP was blown off on 20 April and another one which is currently being capped to fool the world. In my posting DWH Blowout Csi: Why It Could Not Have Happened As Reported By BP on 13 Aug 2010, the CSI showed that it would not have been possible for Deepwater Horizon (DWH) to be drilling at Well A location.
On 20 Aug when the alternative media and bloggers’ sphere were still a buzzed with the revelation of two wells, The Mystery Of The April 20 Blowout was published to introduce the next shocker – the existence of a third well, the actual well (S20BC) which blew on 20 April 2010, 720 ft NNW of Well A.
This article provides the conclusive argument that any well which was drilled down to reservoir and blew up on 20 April 2010 cannot be the same well that was capped since the well head would have been badly damaged by the second explosion.
Many would wonder why the revelations have come out in installments. If few had believed the late Matt Simmons, a reputed visionary in the Oil Industry, even fewer would believe the lowly geohazards specialist from a third world country. It would be foolhardy of anyone to expect BP with its mighty Mass Deception machinery, to allow anyone to reveal the truth lying down. That is not to say legitimate criticisms of our argument are not welcomed. It is just to forewarn readers of the forth-coming downpour of dirt to suppress this vital truth of the BP’s Oil Spill disaster.
The significance of the reported second explosion.
(Memo dated 8 June 2010 Committee on Energy & Commerce)
At 10:22hrs 22 April 2010 a second explosion caused DWH to sink after burning for 2 days taking with it a riser pipe which remained attached to the BOP.
None of the main media and BP’s sponsored blogs reported or discussed the significance of the second explosion. The questions in figure 117-1 were used to dispute the CSI analysis. In their argument, the riser and BOP had to be intact for at least 2 days in order to feed the intense fire on the burning WDH and the tight circle of oil around it. This is however valid only until the second explosion.
Fintan and BP’s goons at TOD had used this “half-truth” to decimate Matt Simmons’ assertions (that the well head was badly damaged and the BOP had blown off), without the following consideration:
For a second explosion to occur (after the initial blowout and continuous oil and gas flow to the surface) there must be substantially higher pressure beyond breaking or failure point (the basis of all explosions). But how could there be a pressure build-up when the oil and gas were freely flowing to the surface?
It is no big surprise the second explosion was not even observed by any of the surface vessels fighting the fire. The impact at seabed which blew off the BOP and severed the riser connection to DWH was too deep beneath sea to be observed at sea level.
At 5000ft below sea level, the effect of the second explosion could be seen but not heard on the high frequency audio range, even if the ROV had a high frequency acoustic tracking device. The vibration of the explosion would be below the few hundred Hertz range. Thus for the second explosion to be reported, the ROV which had earlier tried to manually shut down the BOP, must have recorded the visual effect of the explosion. The soft seabed in the vicinity of the wellhead would suffer more damage (reason for the seabed crater) than the robustly built BOP. The BOP assembly, tightly secured on the well head, probably survived the impact intact but fell over with the bent riser.
But Matt Simmons was not at the site and definitely not an ROV operator. How could he have known this? Obviously this information must have been leaked out by insider(s). If this information had not been accurate, BP’s goons would not have bothered to dispute it with such tenacity.
Although my independent CSI analysis arrived at the same conclusion months later, the same incomplete argument was readily used to refute my analysis. The urgency in Fintan’s demand for answers was both surprising and reassuring. It was surprising because of Fintan’s sudden 180º change from being supportive to outright prejudiced condemnation in a public forum. I had earlier confided in Fintan, as a trusted member of my BP’s Oil Spill Truth Seekers circle. It was reassuring because the ferocity and promptness of the attack could only mean that I was on the right track. If I had been off-tangent, they would have left me alone to drift away. Why would they attack someone giving free service to their agenda?
BP had been “loudly” silent on the second and more devastating explosion even though it is most critical in the investigation. The second explosion proves that the gas influx in the initial blow-out could not have come directly from the reservoir. It also meant that the cement plug sealing the well from the reservoir did not fail immediately as widely believed. It is the failure of the cement plug 2 days later, that caused the second more powerful explosion.
Twisted Tale Of The Missing 3rd Well That Blew – Art Of Mass Deception -part 2 – 25 Aug2010
Only “the well that never was” (S20BC) reached the reservoir and blew up. The reason there is still so much gas and oil in the gulf today despite BP’s denial, is because S20BC’s top hole was badly damaged by the second explosion 2 days later after the initial blowout that caused the fire on DWH. The initial blowout was caused by gas influx from the EGCP (extended gas charged pressure) that had built up within the GWSF (gas-saturated weak sub-formation) zone. See Why Is Bps Macondo Blowout So Disastrous Beyond Patch Up? The second explosion that blew off the BOP and broke the lower fifth of the riser, resulted from a sudden high pressure surge of gas and oil from the reservoir when the bottom cement plug finally kaput (breached) big time.
We often use the word “blown off” quite loosely. In this case the BOP was blown off intact like a projectile rather than “cracking open or blown to pieces”. There was some resistance from the sea water but not the hard knocks to cause any dents. Imagine firing a shot gun barrel with a bolt screwed on the barrel. Would the barrel split open or the bolt shattered to pieces?
Why would the second explosion be more powerful than the first (initial) blowout?
With continuous oil and gas flow to the surface after the initial blowout, there are only a few ways for the pressure to build up to an explosive level. Either the flow was blocked until the pressure built up or a sudden and larger influx of oil forced itself into the well bore. As there was no evidence of a block, the latter explanation is most likely.
As first suggested in Why Is Bps Macondo Blowout So Disastrous Beyond Patch Up?, the initial blowout was caused by a gas influx from the EGCP (extended gas charged pressure) that had built up within the GWSF (gas-saturated weak sub-formation) zone. With hydraulic connection between the poorly-cemented casing-formation annulus and the GWSF zone, the initial gas influx could kick in from any one of the leaks in the well.
The second explosion only occurred after bottom cement plug finally kaput (breached) big time. The sudden high pressure surge of oil from the reservoir probably shot up the debris from the well bottom into the drill-string and the annulus. Unlike gas which is compressible, oil does not. The high pressured oil and blocked casing, parts of liners and drill-string acted like “pistons” that thrust, broke and forced a broken drill pipe up into the BOP. The seabed around the wellhead would have suffered the most from such a violent impact. In almost every violent blow-out, a blow-out crater and a badly damaged well head are inevitable. If Well A were to be the well that reached the reservoir and blew on 20 April 2010, its well-head would not have survived the second explosion intact. Then, Well A could not be the STAR of the longest running magic show on earth, “BP’s 7 attempts to kill the zombie well that refused to lay dead.”
BP had two alternatives after the second explosion. Either declare to the world the true situation as asserted by Matt Simmons or choose to fool the world by capping Well A.
In conclusion, the well that reached the reservoir could not be capped. The well that could be capped did not reach reservoir.
For detailed background information regarding this presentation, please click on the link below:
The root causes of BP’s oil spill & the imminent threat of more oil-related disasters. Part 1