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Re: Gulf Oil Spill Worse Than Initially Reported

Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:45 pm

mwalsh wrote:
mitch672 wrote:Yes, except there is such a large "oilcano" right above it, they can't get a visual with the ROVs to reposition "SAW" (that's actualy what it said on the diamond wire cutter), plus "SAW" may actually be damaged, sure they might be able to fix/repair it or get anothe one


Are you talking about with the cap in place though? Once the cap is removed, this "oilcano" will go straight up from severed pipe and shouldn't interfere with lateral viewing until SAW starts to get through the pipe on the side where cutting is taking place.


You can watch the actual feeds... The "CUT" that failed (cut about 1/3 into the 21" casing) was only about 6"-8" above the flange of the LMRP. The actual "bent" piper is only about 3' or 4' (or even less) above this. Oil is jetting out at high pressure from the 1/3 slit the CUT made, and even if the cap is removed, the entire area is obscured with a massive amount of oil. They are injecting dispersants with an ROV and a "wand" right at this spot, where the oil is now escaping from the cap vents (that have yet to be closed fully)

and, as far as using "PVC" pipe, you must be kidding. The Well casing is 21" in diameter, with a 1" hardended steel walls. Up to 10,000 PSI has to be handled... there is no PVC pipe that can withstand those pressures. even with steel, they had to go to a pipe with 1" thick walls.

If you have "VLC" media player, here is the stream for the oilcano..
http://mfile.akamai.com/97892/live/reflector:21145.asx
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Re: Gulf Oil Spill Worse Than Initially Reported

Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:02 pm

mitch672 wrote:You can watch the actual feeds... The "CUT" that failed (cut about 1/3 into the 21" casing) was only about 6"-8" above the flange of the LMRP. The actual "bent" piper is only about 3' or 4' (or even less) above this. Oil is jetting out at high pressure from the 1/3 slit the CUT made



Wait a minute, are you telling me that these guys had at least 36" of straight material to work with (edit: or did you type feet when you meant inches?) and they chose to cut less than 10" above the flange? If that's the case....what freakin' maroons!

I guess I need to take a look at the video feed. Haven't really felt the compulsion to do so thus far...too depressing.

P.S. I'm pretty sure he was kidding about the PVC pipe. ;)
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Re: Gulf Oil Spill Worse Than Initially Reported

Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:53 pm

It is probably only about 36" or so, but I would hardly call it "straight", it was massivly crimped and deformed when the 5000' of pipe above it came crashing down to the ocean floor when the "deepwater horizon" rig caught fire and sank
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How Not to Seal a Pipe

Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:14 pm

Captured from the video feeds... (cue Benny Hill music...)

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Re: How Not to Seal a Pipe

Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:19 pm

AndyH wrote:Captured from the video feeds... (cue Benny Hill music...)


Ack! See....told you so...now I'm depressed! :cry:
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Re: Gulf Oil Spill Worse Than Initially Reported

Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:56 pm

BP hives off 'toxic' Gulf spill operation to dilute anti-British feeling in US

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... -criticism

Responsibility for the leaking well and the clean-up strategy will placed in the hands of Bob Dudley, one of the company's most able directors.

Dudley, a US citizen, has been looking for a suitable role in the company since he was thrown out of Moscow in a battle with the Russian shareholders of the TNK-BP joint venture in the middle of 2008.


And if "I want my life back" wasn't enough ...

In the face of such criticism, Hayward insisted that he had a "thick jacket", adding: "They've thrown some words at me, but I'm a Brit. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."
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Re: Gulf Oil Spill Worse Than Initially Reported

Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:47 am

BP actually has two leaks they need to get stopped... the oil gushing out of the well and the poorly chosen phrases/bad PR gushing out of their mouths.
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Re: Gulf Oil Spill Worse Than Initially Reported

Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:21 am

An easy way to see multiple remotely-operated underwater vehicle video feeds...

http://www.trail-recon.com/test/cams.htm

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Re: Gulf Oil Spill Worse Than Initially Reported

Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:23 am

Here is an ironic photo of a BP gas station ....

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Re: How Not to Seal a Pipe

Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:55 pm

mwalsh wrote:Ack! See....told you so...now I'm depressed! :cry:


I hear ya. I'm out of tears.

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