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What a BIG MESS in the Gulf of Mexico 5-23-10
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GlennInFlorida
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PostPosted: 01-Jun-10 13:47  Reply with quote

From what I have read, the safety measures installed by law on all rigs off the coast of Europe were given a pass over here by the last administration. If they had been required, as they are in Europe, none of this would have happened but it would have reduced BP's multi-billion dollar profits by a few million. Of course, this is now going to cost BP (and eventually all of us here) much more.

The latest attempt to slow the flow (it will not stop it - only relief wells might stop it in August) is very dangerous in my opinion. They are attempting to cut off the existing mechanism at the top and place a cap over it. Despite their innocuous little animations that show a little gray colored burst of oil, this thing will be a virtual underwater geyser spewing much more oil than the four little breaks the have now. If they don't get the cap on, this will be an absolute horror (not that it is not now).

As a Gulf Coast resident, I can't begin to tell you how sick all of this makes me. Keep your fingers crossed.
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PostPosted: 01-Jun-10 18:55  Reply with quote

The oil field is sandstone and capping it will likely cause cracks to form in the surrounding sandstone. That could generate more leaks. This area has one of the largest deposits in the world. So due to the geology of the area, it might take a looooooooong time to get this under control.
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PostPosted: 02-Jun-10 3:13  Reply with quote

Irena M wrote:


This is the result of corporate greed and lack of ethics. Their CEO's are still living in multi-million dollar homes, eating imported caviar and drinking vintage champagne. For them, nothing changes.


I agree with ty on that one Irena.
Já had to go work on a drilling rig today. I spoke to the driller of the rig, I asked him about his opion about the oil leak. How should they stop it? He replied ( they need to get another platform start running casing down to the well then start cementing it.) If you thick about it, it does make sense to run the pipe down inside on top of the blow out preventer. But then again, you have all the oil coming up under pressure so, why not just start collecting the oil and send it to the refinery after all it is dirty crude unlike some sweet crude that we have. Rolling Eyes (Blind leading the blind chaos in control)

Uh, em uh ya let's try this, if this fails uh em let's try this. Man stop being a parts changer and repair it. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 02-Jun-10 3:22  Reply with quote

Glenn, you mention August? Holy cow by that time the whole Gulf could be dead especialy with hurricane season just around the corner.

There are also reports of people getting sick because of the depersent obviously it is TOXIC. Well guess what BP you are killing our Gulf, our water. You have also ruined many lives who depend on the Gulf to make a HONEST LIVING..................... Evil or Very Mad It will affect all of us one way or another. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 03-Jun-10 9:01  Reply with quote

Zatímco my tu řešíme biopaliva, Američané už jezdí na vodu.. ze zálivu.. Smile
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PostPosted: 03-Jun-10 15:44  Reply with quote

I wish we could run on water Wink
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PostPosted: 03-Jun-10 20:28  Reply with quote

kibicz wrote:
Zatímco my tu řešíme biopaliva, Američané už jezdí na vodu.. ze zálivu.. Smile

Mnoho Američanů, které závisí na tuto vodu, aby se jejich bydlení, bude ve výsledku mnoho chudší. Velmi smutné.
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PostPosted: 04-Jun-10 14:31  Reply with quote

We are told that this BP well leak will ultimately be relieved by a relief well which will not be ready for a number of months.

Am i being naive, but should it not be a requirement that secondary relief wells be drilled on all new deep sea wells at the outset and then capped until needed?
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PostPosted: 04-Aug-13 6:50  Reply with quote

Alittle update, I was one a drilling rig approx. I don't remember excactly 1 1/2 to 2 years ago, the crew was from Louisiana working here in West Texas. I spoke to them about the big spill. According to them the media blew the whole story way, way out of proportation, it was no where as bad as the MEDIA made it out to be.

Remember, I have been away for along time. Trying to get back to the message boards again. I miss everyone !!

The MEDIA imagine that !! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes I would believe the drilling crew first instead of the media.
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