Chevron Drilling Oil Well in 8,530 Feet of Water, Says it Doesn’t Need Relief Well – TreeHugger

Posted by Trish Riley, June 18, 2010

“Everything will be fine, trust us

If 5,000 feet is deep enough to make it very hard to fix any problems with an oil well, it would seem that 8,530 feet would deep enough to warrant extraordinary precautions (if you’re going to be drilling at all, not something I’m in favor of). But Chevron, who's drilling a well at this depth off the coast of Newfoundland says that a relief well isn't necessary (even though a relief well could probably have avoided the Deepwater Horizon disaster).”

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