By Michael Edward
This article was first written and posted by Michael Edward on July 21, 2010 on another forum.
All anyone has to do is look up the below positions on a map to see where the first abandoned and blown out well is positioned in relation to the current well they supposedly capped. The first well, WELL A, has been spewing oil into the Gulf since February 13, 2010. WELL B (meant to be a relief well) commenced on or about February 20 and blew up Deepwater Horizon on April 20.
Look at the plans and the facts. Look at the maps. Do searches and see for yourself. All that's necessary is to read what has already been revealed.
This has been a monumental COVER UP since February 13, 2010. It is no different than the cover-up of what really happened with the World Trade Center. A cover-up is nothing less than a cover-up.
BP WELL #A (the first well that blew and was abandoned)
Latitude 28/44/17.277 N
Longitude 88/21/57.340 W
This exploration well had been partially drilled by Transocean in October, 2009. Their Marianas semi-submersible drilling rig was damaged by hurricane Ida and was removed for repairs in late November, 2009.
On location in Mississippi Canyon Block 252 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) semi-submersible commenced exploration drilling at the Macondo prospect on February 03, 2010 to complete the unfinished drilling operation of the Marianas rig.
BP immediately experienced serious problems with its Deepwater Horizon semi-sub drilling operation. They were unable to seal large cracks at the base of the well for ten (10) days.
As they were attempting to plug Well A, it blew out the BOP (Blow Out Preventer) along with the well pipe on February 13, 2010. The BOP did its job by holding back the pressure from going up the riser pipe and saved the Deepwater Horizon rig.
BP informed the U.S. Minerals Management Service Dept. of the Interior on February 13, 2010 that the cracks were causing uncontrollable bursts of natural gas and they filed a permit to abandon the well.
President Obama was notified of the well blowout on February 13, 2010.
On February 14, 2010 BP and Deepwater Horizon abandoned Well A which was an open hole with no well pipe or Blow Out Preventer.
BP WELL #B (the second well that blew up the Deepwater Horizon)
Latitude 28/44/16.027 N
Longitude 88/22/00.581 W
The purpose for moving Deepwater Horizon into Well B position was to drill a relief well. They commenced drilling at Well B on February 17, 2010. We all know what that result was on April 20 when the BOP did not work and Deepwater Horizon was lost in the process.
After the first blowout at Well A, nearly the entire crew of DWH did not continue on to the drilling at Well B.
BP's Exploration Plan for both wells A and B filed with the Minerals Management Service (Dept. of the Interior) on February 23, 2009: http://www.scribd.com/doc/32990070/BP-s-Initial-Exploration-Plan-for-Mississippi-Canyon-Block-252-Dated-February-2009
This is a report about Well #A:
On location in Mississippi Canyon Block 252 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon recently concluded exploration drilling on the Macondo prospect. According to the Minerals Management Service, BP filed a permit to temporarily abandon the well, on which the Deepwater Horizon commenced drilling in February 2010. With a proposed depth of 20,000 ft, the exploration well was drilled to just over 18,000 ft. http://rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=91728
Another reference to WELL #A:
On Feb. 13, BP told the minerals service it was trying to seal cracks in the well about 40 miles (64 kilometers) off the Louisiana coast, drilling documents obtained by Bloomberg show. Investigators are still trying to determine whether the fissures played a role in the disaster.
While gas surges are common in oil drilling, companies have abandoned wells if they determine the risk is too high. When a Gulf well known as Blackbeard threatened to blow out in 2006, Exxon Mobil Corp. shut the project down.
Lamber x-y Coordinates for mapping:
Decimal mapping equivalents:
This shows the location of both wells A and B on the contour map for Mississippi Canyon Block 252 Macondo Project Area:
60 Minutes (CBS) - BP disaster - Deepwater Horizon survivor Mike Williams pt 1
Listen to what he says at 4:50 minutes: "That well was abandoned. Deepwater Horizon had to drill a new route to the oil."
***This article was first posted by Michael Edward on 21 July 2010 with the Username OILED IN FLORIDA at http://188.8.131.52/forum1/message1139291/pg1