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unless appropriate countervailing pressures are maintained in the relief well bore

The drilling mud is designed to do that.  If reasonable care is taken with the relief wells (good procedures followed, as was not done with the original well) they most likely will not blow out.  

But yes, as with any well, the chance is always there.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Sat Jun 19th, 2010 at 03:42:22 PM EST
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