Gulf oil spill: 'Static kill' vs. 'bottom kill' -- what's the difference? - - how does bottom kill work


Top, bottom kill prospects leave Macondo just a nasty memory | Offshore how does bottom kill work

Megan Friedman at Time explains: "The first part, called a 'static.

Today, BP engineers are starting a two-pronged procedure that they hope will kill the temporarily-capped oil well in the Gulf once and for all.

A week after that finishes, it will follow up with 'bottom kill. through the bottom of the Macondo well and finish the sealing job in a “bottom kill.”.