BP's relief well hits home, preparations made to seal Deepwater Horizon permanently

I note this story this morning that the relief well BP was drilling to permanently seal the blown-out Deepwater Horizon well has successfully hit its mark. They expect to execute the final seal on Sunday.

I don’t want to ignore this event in a story that has had plenty of disastrous moments. This was a remarkable achievement and the folks involved should  be commended for their work. Once they’re done, I hope they get some time off for a rest & recharge – maybe a beer or two. Then, let’s get to the work of figuring out exactly where things went to very wrong and devise the methods to make sure we don’t see a repeat performance.