A critical point for BP as it delays testing its sealing cap to see if it can shut the flow from...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

A critical point for BP as it delays testing its sealing cap to see if it can shut the flow from its Gulf well. A noted geoscientist points out that the well bore under the sea floor probably has been damaged, and there's concern that shutting in the well as part of the integrity test could cause the back side of the relief well to be blown out.