The lack of experience with drilling relief wells in deep-water exploration suggests oil could gush into the Gulf of Mexico well beyond August, officials warn.
British oil company BP is scrambling to drill two relief wells to stop oil spilling from the Macondo well about 1 mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform.
This article cites "the lack of experience with drilling relief wells in deep-water".
I thought Obama was trusting BP to contain the oil spill because BP had the experience and expertise.