Why can we pull out a large mothballed ship, close off all the water tight doors, weld twenty 24" gate valves to the decks, and cut a 75' square hole in the bottom.
Then attach mile long hoses to each deck valve, open all the water tight doors, and sink the ship over the well head.
Well pressure isn't going to lift the ship and for that matter; twenty 24" suction pumps would hold the boat to the bottom by suction alone.
Whatever comes up the hoses gets pumped into one of those super tankers and gets hauled off to a refinery.
Seems pretty straight forward to me.
Am I wrong?