Originally Posted By: ChrisN
An online friend in the Gulf region has reported some rather strange stories of what is really going on there as someone living through this. I'll try to elaborate further as time allows.

Interesting to me is the lack of story on what is probably casing damage/failure below the BOP. I've read they've confirmed damage below the BOP, but I find a rather surprising lack of reporting about potential consequences.

If there's casing damage, with oil forcing out into the surrounding sediments I'd think total collapse of the well head a very real possibility, which of course means there's no stopping it until all the oil is released. I've read comments about people saying it looks like the BOP is leaning.

Any thoughts?

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