Gulf engineers cautious as they monitor condition of annulus

(NEW ORLEANS) — Engineers at the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico are being cautious with their bottom kill strategy because they are concerned about the condition of the original well’s annulus, Time magazine reported. They want to make sure that pumping drilling mud and concrete from the relief well might put too much pressure on the original well and damage it. Officials are heartened that it appears much of the spilled oil has been consumed by bacteria after chemical dispersants successfully broke it down.
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By Professional Mariner Staff