Keep in mind that the pressure being dealt with is differential pressure; the blowout pressure minus the seawater pressure. Yes, the WTHAYWF approach yields a stonewall, but UNTIL they get it capped, plugged, inserted, covered, the oil will keep coming. That stuff needs soaking-up. The problem is that the subsea equipment is still attached to the wellhead template, and it is quite certainly damaged by weeks of scour from a free-flowing well, which not only blows oil and gas, but abrasive rock fragments. This makes 'stabbing' a valve system into this mess all the more difficult.Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!