BP May Drill Again Near Blown-Out Well

Company won't forget about rich oil find, despite spill
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2010 4:10 PM CDT
BP May Drill Again Near Blown-Out Well
In this Wednesday Aug. 4, 2010 photo, Kelly Stull checks her flow meter as teammates drag a 50 meter seine net through the surf at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.   (AP Photo/ News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)

(Newser) – BP workers have moved into the second stage of the "static kill," ensuring that the well in the Gulf will never again spew forth oil—unless BP resumes drilling into the reservoir beneath it. The company's COO is already suggesting that BP may want to go back for the wealth hidden underneath the relief wells: "There's lots of oil and gas here," Doug Suttles told USA Today. "We're going to have to think about what to do with that at some point."

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