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Oil Slick in Gulf of Mexico (Following Thread!)

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:35 PM
the first oil soaked bird report
just came in

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:44 PM
This spill is really sickening. I just am mesmerized by the.destruction that it is going to cause. All the millions of different species of animals and fish that will be killed is beyond staggering. Really a sad thing to see....

[edit on 30-4-2010 by kennylee]

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:28 PM

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:33 PM

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:34 PM
There are two separate articles on Huffington Post that link Haliburton and Goldman Sachs to the oil spill in the US Gulf. Goldman Sachs is also tied into the Somali pirates issue as already discussed on ATS. With all of these interwoven conspiracies, it is becoming clear that the global elite are beginning to crumble, as forecasted by Alex Collier and many others. Despite these and many other corrupt and illegal activities by large corporations, the mainstream media is focusing attention elsewhere instead of doing their job.

1. Haliburton Involvement

2. Goldman Sachs Involvement

3. Goldman Sachs/Somali Pirates Involvement

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:44 PM


posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 07:12 PM
I'm not sure if anyone here can pick this one to bits, but i've just been reading Halliburton's "cover my ass" article on another site...

Halliburton Briefs Cementing Facts on Rig Incident

As one of several service providers on the rig, Halliburton can confirm the following:

Halliburton performed a variety of services on the rig, including cementing, and had four employees stationed on the rig at the time of
the accident. Halliburton's employees returned to shore safely, due, in part, to the brave rescue efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and other organizations.

Halliburton had completed the cementing of the final production casing string in accordance with the well design approximately 20 hours prior to the incident. The cement slurry design was consistent with that utilized in other similar applications. In accordance with accepted industry practice approved by our customers, tests demonstrating the integrity of the production casing string were completed.

At the time of the incident, well operations had not yet reached the point requiring the placement of the final cement plug which would
enable the planned temporary abandonment of the well, consistent with normal oilfield practice

Rest of article: Halliburton Briefs Cementing Facts on Rig Incident

Am i reading too much into that or does it seem like they are trying to cover themselves? They were the last ones to be doing any structural work to the rig, and want to make damn sure that people know the disaster wasn't anything to do with them?

It's late and i'm tired so maybe i'm reading it wrong.

Here's another interesting article about Haliburton selling abrasive jet cutting systems to Boots and Coots in 1991.

Boots & Coots has entered into an agreement to purchase Halliburton Company's external abrasive jet cutting systems.

"We have worked in conjunction with Halliburton for several years coordinating the jet cutter in emergency response efforts both domestically and internationally," said Jerry Winchester, chief executive officer of Boots & Coots.

"The abrasive jet cutter is an important tool in our firefighting and blowout response business. We use it extensively as a method to cut damaged wellhead or pressure control equipment, decreasing the time personnel are in hazardous environments. The abrasive jet cutter is a time saving device that is safe to operate and brings significant value to customers by decreasing both the time to remove debris and the overall time to get the well back under control."

Full article: [url=]Boots & Coots Acquires Jet Cutting Systems from Halliburton[/ur]

If Halliburton developed and have been selling systems that can cap a well more quickly for years now, you'd hope they would have installed one on the very rig they had been working on? Maybe they had, maybe they hadn't.

I know the jet cutter systems mentioned above seem to refer to landbased rigs, but they must have something for underwater ones too?

It's late and i'm not sure where i'm going with this, so i just wanted to offer it up for the floor to pick apart. I have the same feeling as others that something doesn't sit right with all this.


[edit on 30/4/10 by CX]

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 09:21 PM
WHY THE HELL DON'T THEY SHOOT A MISSILE OR BOMB DOWN THAT OIL WELL AND JUST BLOW IT SHUT? A BUNKER BUSTER? WTF? We have bombs that could blow a #ing tunnel through the ocean floor. Is it because the President doesn't want to get the military involved or what?

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 10:37 PM
I have eyes on the inside of this oil spill. And here is what is going on. Bp wile concreting in a casing received a hit which means a gas pocket ruptured. during this operation, they sometimes turn the blowout preventer (BOP) off because of the depth of water and atmospheric pressure, and flow pressure. the BOP blowout preventer (BOP) is a large valve that can seal off at the surface wellhead a well being drilled or worked over. During drilling or well interventions, the valve may be closed if overpressure from an underground zone causes formation fluids such as oil or natural gas to enter the wellbore and threaten the rig. By closing this valve (usually operated remotely via hydraulic actuators), the drilling crew can prevent explosive pressure release, thus regaining control of the downhole pressure. Once this is accomplished, often the drilling mud density within the hole can be increased until adequate fluid pressure is being placed on the influx zone, and the BOP can be opened for operations to resume. The invention and use of BOPs were instrumental in the end of oil gushers, which were dangerous and costly.
for your info they do not use subsea trees because you have to have a well head to have a tree.
Note that a tree and wellhead are separate pieces of equipment not to be mistaken as the same piece. For clarity, a wellhead must be present in order to utilize a Christmas Tree and a wellhead is used WITHOUT a Christmas Tree during drilling operations, and also for riser tie-back situations which would then have a tree included at riser top. Producing surface wells that require pumps (pump jacks, nodding donkeys, and so on) frequently do not utilize any tree due to NO pressure containment requirement.

Let’s remember what the elite said: Never let a good crisis go to waste.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:50 PM
WHY DON'T THEY BOMB THE OIL GUSHER SHUT? Sink a bunker buster down there and seal it off with an explosion NO?

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:00 AM
Pretty much sum this up. Greedy Capitalism cares about making money. Why didn't they have acoustic switch. Remember during bush Presidency they didn't not want to regulate. These big companies complained about the costs of such safety devices and so on. Guess these things happen.

"In Soviet Russia, government controls corporations.
In America, corporations control government."
Yakov Smirnoff

"An oil-drilling procedure called cementing is coming under scrutiny as a possible cause of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico that has led to one of the biggest oil spills in U.S. history, drilling experts said Thursday..."
Drilling Process

Halliburton Press Release


posted on May, 1 2010 @ 04:56 AM

Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
WHY THE HELL DON'T THEY SHOOT A MISSILE OR BOMB DOWN THAT OIL WELL AND JUST BLOW IT SHUT? A BUNKER BUSTER? WTF? We have bombs that could blow a #ing tunnel through the ocean floor. Is it because the President doesn't want to get the military involved or what?

I know nothing about how to seal these things off safely and efficently, but at a guess wouldn't a bunker buster blow the thing open even more?

Think about it, when a bunker buster hits a sealed concrete underground bunker, doesn't it penetrate the bunker before exploding? Surley thats hardly the most controlled manner of dealing with it?

Then again, what do i know, so you may have a point.


posted on May, 1 2010 @ 06:25 AM
UF expert sees worst impact on east coast

A University of Florida professor and oceanographic expert says he believes the east coast of Florida might see the worst of the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At the same time, state health officials say the chemical-like smell reported to be wafting occasionally across parts of the state, including Alachua and Marion counties, has not been definitively linked to the oil spill but that they continue to monitor the reports.

Oil Spill in The Gulf of Mexico Now Three Quarters The Size of Vancouver Island

High winds and rough seas are hampering clean up efforts after an oil rig exploded spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana a week and a half ago. The weather is preventing workers from burning off the oil, containing it with floating booms, or sucking it up with skimmer vessels. The oil slick is now three quarters the size of Vancouver Island.

Expert: Oil may be leaking in Gulf at faster rate

MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (AP) — One expert warns that the amount of oil spewing from a sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico could be much higher than previously thought. There also are worries that even more could escape if the crippled drilling equipment erodes further. Ian D. MacDonald, an oceanography professor at Florida State University, estimates that 8 million to 9 million gallons had spilled by April 28. That's about five times more than the Coast Guard has estimated.

Political fallout for Obama amid oil spill disaster?

Washington (CNN) -- As the oil slick from the recent offshore oil rig disaster makes its way to Gulf Coast shores -- expected to devastate the precious ecosystem and hurt struggling businesses -- the seeds of political fallout for the Obama administration are beginning to sprout. Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on his program that the oil slick disaster is "Obama's Katrina."

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 07:28 AM
... Doesnt look good at all:

News, but not related to pic above

Inmates trained to clear slick

ROBERT (Louisiana) - WITH a looming environmental catastrophe on their hands, US authorities racing to contain a Gulf of Mexico oil slick have enrolled Louisiana's prisoners in the clean-up effort, Governor Bobby Jindal said on Friday.

[edit on 1-5-2010 by JanusFIN]

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:11 AM
Gulf of Mexico oil gush 'could increase 10 times'

The US Coast Guard now fears the underwater oil well spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico could become an unchecked gusher shooting millions of litres of oil a day, the Mobile Press-Register reported on Saturday. Citing a confidential National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report on the unfolding spill disaster, the Alabama newspaper said two additional release points had been found in the tangled pipe.

"If the riser pipe deteriorates further, the flow could become unchecked, resulting in a release volume an order of magnitude higher than previously thought," the paper quotes the report as saying.

Expert: 'this is the biggie that finally happened'

Experts tick off the essentials: a relentless flow of oil from under the sea; a type of crude that mixes easily with water; a resultant gooey mixture that is hard to burn and even harder to clean; water that's home to vulnerable spawning grounds for new life; and a coastline with difficult-to-scrub marshlands. Gulf Coast experts have always talked about "the potential for a bad one," said Wes Tunnell, coastal ecology and oil spill expert at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. "And this is the bad one. This is just a biggie that finally happened."

It hasn't quite become a total disaster . But it's hard to imagine it not being devastating, said Ed Overton, who heads a federal chemical hazard assessment team for oil spills. The Louisiana State University professor has been testing samples of the spilled crude.He compared what's brewing to another Gulf Coast threat: "This has got all the characteristics of a Category 5 hurricane."

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:35 AM
I read a thread earlier this morning on ATS about North Korea possibly being responsible. I can't find it now. We live in southern USA and this whole thing is really scary. I tried to google phrases about it, but not much came up. Maybe media blackout, who knows??

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:41 AM
reply to post by maybee

Dont worry, thats was only another Sorcha Faals baseless claim to get attention and feed conspiracy disinformation, you will find the article by google it - "Sorcha Faal North Korea Oil Rig" - but really, there is nothing behind that, but very good imagination once again.

She should be working for Hollywood, and maybe "she" is.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:48 AM
reply to post by JanusFIN

Thanks, it's enough to worry about all the wildlife and the damage without having to worry about a foreign attack too. So many people in these states will be effected, probably permanently. Many business are just recovering from Katrina, so my prayers are with them and the and the many wildlife species that will suffer.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:06 AM
Gulf of Mexico oil spill could hit Florida Monday

Pensacola, Florida - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson painted a grim picture for Gulf beaches if some 200,000 gallons of oil discharging daily from the severely damaged Deepwater Horizon rig off Louisiana reach shore. "We are facing a very serious situation," the Orlando Democrat told a group of political and community leaders at the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Friday. "The winds over the next three days are moving the oil slick to the east and it is estimated it could be close to Florida by Monday."

Gulf of Mexico oil spill could trigger tighter supertanker regulations, company says

A BP Plc well leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico may trigger tighter regulation of supertankers shipping crude to the U.S., said Frontline Ltd., the largest operator of the vessels. Rules may be tightened to ban single-hull tankers, forcing refineries to charter double-hull carriers that reduce the risk of a spill, said Jens Martin Jensen, chief executive officer of Frontline's management unit.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:49 AM
Bit off topic but do you remember the "Drill baby, drill ..." chanting 2 years ago? I'm not naive and I know we need energy. But price is sometime too high.

BTW this will lead to another increase on fuel price tag - exactly as oil companies and speculators want.

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