"Relief Well Intercepts Damaged BP Oil Well in the Gulf of Mexico"

"HOUSTON -- BP engineers today succeeded in intercepting the damaged Deepwater Horizon oil well with a relief well they have been drilling since May 2.

The interception - nearly 3.5 miles below the sea floor and an additional mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico - will allow the final cement seal to be pumped into the damaged well from the bottom, finally killing it.

While the well is known to the general public as the Deepwater Horizon well after the oil rig leased by BP that exploded April 20, in the industry it is known as the Macondo well because it is drilled in the Macondo oil field. "

Environment News Service had the story September 16, 2010.

Source: ENS, 09/17/2010