BP Begins ‘Static Kill,’ to Seal Well Permanently

New York Times: Engineers began pumping heavy drilling mud into BP's stricken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon, in hopes of sealing it permanently. BP said the operation, called a static kill or bullheading, began at 4 p.m. Eastern Tuesday after tests to evaluate well pressure and to make sure that the drilling mud can reach the oil reservoir to plug the well were completed. Officials said the procedure could take several days. During the static kill, technicians working from ......

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