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    Default Quite an interesting slant on BP's problems

    Just received this :

    Subject: Here's the real Doomsday story..., 2010, 12:05 AM

    If this engineer is right, this is truly a scary scenario! Here's his story.

    "Heard you mention of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, and you (and most everyone else except maybe George Noory) are totally missing the boat on how big and bad of a disaster this is.

    First fact, the original estimate was about 5,000 gallons of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week!

    I'm engineer with 25 y ears of experience. I've worked on some big projects with big machines. Maybe that's why this mess is so clear to me.

    First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human technology can do. Well, this time they hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. Take a moment to grasp the import of that. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it.

    When the rig sank it flipped over and landed on top of the drill hole some 5,000 feet under the ocean.

    Now they've got a hole in the ocean floor, 5,000 feet down with a wrecked oil drilling rig sitting on top of is spewing 20 0,000 barrels of oil a day into the ocean. Take a moment and consider that, will you!

    First they have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? That operation alone would take years and hundreds of millions to accomplish. Then, how do you cap that hole in the muddy ocean floor? There just is no way. No way.

    The only piece of human technology that might address this is a nuclear bomb. I'm not kidding. If they put a nuke down there in the right spot it might seal up the hole. Nothing short of that will work.

    If we can't cap that hole that oil is going to destroy the oceans of the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this?

    We're so used to our politicians creating false crises to forward their criminal agendas that we aren't recognizing that we're staring straight into possibly the greatest disaster mankind will ever see. Imagine what happens if that oil keeps flowing until it destroys all life in the oceans of this planet. Who knows how big of a reservoir of oil is down there.

    Not to mention that the oceans are critical to maintaining the proper oxygen level in the atmosphere for human life.

    We're humped. Unless God steps in and fixes this. No human can. You can be sure of that!

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    well when u put it like that

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    The Glass is half empty.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    The Glass is half empty.......

    Gazza4
    Rather the Gulf is half full (of oil that is )

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    Take a moment to grasp the import of that. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it.
    I think it was more to do with SOPs being ignored. "Human Science" identified some time ago that cement only works when it's allowed to set.

    BP are in the proverbial with this one.

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    Is there a way of removing the water from the oil at a cheap rate? Perhaps it was all done on purpose... yeh what a disaster... lets put this cap on that we had lying around and funnel up 20,000 litres a day... darn... shame its like quadriple what we could pump up from our rig... we are so depressed lol

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    How do we know any of the post is in any way true...? If anyone thinks that BP aren't doing their damndest to stop that leak then they've got some serious short-sightedness. It's losing them millions a day, and their shares have dropped a third in value.

    Having Obama and everyone else shout at them to get it sorted isn't going to help matters either...

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    Only time will tell how bad it really is.

    Dont think the yanks will want a nuke going off that close to their cost. They wouldnt be able to stick it down the hole as the pressure sounds like its to big (must be if it knocked down the rig!). It'll be like trying to shove a pea ddown a hose with 100psi of water plasting out of it!!!

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    gotta love the internet

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