"What's the difference between truth and fiction?
Fiction has to make sense." -- Attributed to Mark Twain
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Dragging BP through the mud
I never understood how BP figured that "top kill" thing could work. They had to drill through solid rock in order to get to the oil, which was under pressure. Drilling through the rock relieved the pressure, thus creating a gusher. Did they really think that, with mud and machines, they could exceed the underground pressure pushing the oil up in the first place?