But, I think they will solve it, via an idea I was going post:
Just lower tube over the hole -- doesn't even have to be very strong -- to
separate the effluent oil from the surrounding water.
Build this pipe up so that it can spill into a vessel, and pump the stuff
into a stream of barges.
No real need to cap it, then.
Heh, might even lower the fukn price of effing oil.
The CEOs of BP should be executed, tho, along with all the CEOs on Wall
Pretty much that's what they are doing--it's more commonly called a "relief
"In 1970, Shell Oil Co.'s Cox 1, a 22,000-ft Smackover exploratory well,
blew out near Piney Woods, Mississippi. Accurately drilling a relief well to
that depth with existing techniques was doubtful. This challenge led to the
first direct intersection of a blowout tubular using a detection method.
Wireline instruments were developed to detect proximity of a tubular by
measuring distance and direction from the relief well to the blowout casing.
Ultimately, the well was intersected and killed at 10,500 ft, with
communication gained by perforating from the relief well to the blowout.
This success was the beginning of the modern relief well, establishing
strategy and planning for future relief well projects and the basis for
commercial casing detection instruments (outside the Soviet bloc)."
I like my mother's idea better... Lower a smaller tube into the larger
tube... The smalerl tube has a high strenth "balloon" on it's end. When
it's down into the pipe a few feet, inflate it so it protrudes out the end,
expands and seals the larger tube. Then work on the otehr ideas that were
...Or just build a HUGE FREAKIN' cement cap the size of the oil well
platform in the shape of a mushroom head. Drop it over the whole mess,
drill a small hole in the top of it and start filling it with water-curable
cement under pressure.
My mom's idea was shared with me and the PBS site with the video yesterday.
My money's on the kid tealing her idea. :)
BP is still lying to us --clearly, the cap is leaking vary badly at the seal
even without having the vents closed off...
The recovery pipe is woefully undersized for the task--and apparently nobody
in the chain of command there is smart enough to ADD A SERIES OF PUMPS to
the vertical pipe string in order to DECREASE PRESSURE at the seal interface
through an INCREASE OF VOLUMETRIC FLOW CAPACITY.
Get the bean counters completely out of the picture and where "decision by
committee" is used then a minimum take anyone that wears a suit and tie to
work off of the committee because from the looks of it the idiots currently
calling the shots probably would end up drowning an entire city block if
they ever so much as considered making an attempt at repairing a dripping
But the toxicity will WELL surpass any simple oil contamination.
Just think of the toxic spew that will cause.
====================================================Nukuler toxicity, or Banquerler toxicity?
Well, not to be selfish, but UseNet will certainly be better off with
Banquer stuffed in a hole at the bottom of an ocean.
Altho, he might STILL find a way to make his presence felt..
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