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Originally posted by ILoveProphecy
Hello, someone asked in one of the first two pages on a biblical view of this matter. I am not a bible expert but I do read it a lot and enjoy The book of Revelation.
Anyhow The only Verse that I believe comes close is
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
What I found interesting in this verse is "as it were a great mountain burning with fire".
Originally posted by circle 360
Got a comment. 5000 feet down would crush square or retangular hollow objects from the weight exerted by the water on top of it or am I mistaken . High pressure vessels are cylindrical in shape like rockets,submarines. High pressure vacumn pump tanks I have seen are globes.I have been told a triangle is the strongest shape and a circle is equally strong at all points. I saw the picture of the containment device being made by BP appears to be a rectanglar shape. I pray it functions properly but will it just collapse.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
The limiting factor that I see, is how are they going to continually fill containers with the oil at the rate it is leaking. Will they have enough storage capacity and technology on the surface to contain the oil without spills. Still, even if they are only 50% successful in the immediate future, that is a significant improvement, and surely they will improve their technique and equipment until it is 100% effective.
2002 - In the latter half of the 20th Century, advances in exploration and recovery technology opened up new supplies of oil and natural gas all around the world. To make long-distance transportation more cost-effective, tanker manufacturers developed "very large capacity carriers," or VLCCs, that can carry more than 1,400,000 barrels of crude oil.
The BP people are not talking, but this well is into a deposit that easily could top 500,000 barrels production per day for 10 or 15 years. Letting that all go in one blast seems more than foolish.
The deposit is one I have known about since 1988. The deposit is very big. The central pressure in the deposit is 165 to 170 thousand PSI. It contains so much hydrocarbon that you simply cannot imagine it. In published reports, BP estimated a blow out could reach near 200,000 Barrels per day (165,000) They may have estimated a flow rate on a 5 foot pipe. The deposit is well able to surpass this.
The oil industry has knowledge of the deposit more than they admit. The deposit is 100 miles off shore. They are drilling into the edge of the deposit to leak it down gently to be able to produce from the deposit. The deposit is so large that while I have never heard exact numbers it was described to me to be either the largest or the second largest oil deposit ever found. It is mostly a natural gas deposit. That is another reason not to blast too willy nilly there. The natural gas that could be released is really way beyond the oil in quantity. It is like 10,000 times the oil in the deposit.
It is this deposit that has me reminding people of what the Shell geologist told me about the deposit. This was the quote, "Energy shortage..., Hell! We are afraid of running out of air to burn." The deposit is very large. It covers an area off shore something like 25,000 square miles. Natural Gas and Oil is leaking out of the deposit as far inland as Central Alabama and way over into Florida and even over to Louisiana almost as far as Texas. This is a really massive deposit. Punching holes in the deposit is a really scary event as we are now seeing.
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.
Originally posted by 12voltz
Anyone who uses oil is to blame for this .If you drive,consume ,buy,travel,eat,etc ,YOU are to blame .Go and live in a cave until the last drop is gone and then you can come out and start again.Not possible?What a mess we have created, not only this spill but the Whole friggen planet.
Originally posted by dr dodge
at last a confirmation of methane gas
I have had a theory as to what happened, that I can now post
Its known that methane can exist under water pressures in liquid form.
the drilling operation relys on drill mud (kind of a slurry) is pumped down the hole to cool the tools and plug the pressures. During the cementing operation almost all mud is pulled from the riser.
my theory, liquid methane saturated the drill mud, and under that high pressures, stayed in suspension. When the mud was brought up, and the pressure released, it turned into gas, which takes up more volume, and causing a situation that you can not vent enough gas off to keep the pressure low enough to control. Even if they could have vented all the fluid>gas off, the cloud of methane around the rig would be huge, hence the multi explosions. The rig basicly was hit with the same concept as a vapor bomb, but self induced.
Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
Originally posted by unityemissions
reply to post by hawkiye
Woa there, buddy.
If it takes 1 quart of oil to turn 250,000 gallons of water into toxic uninhabitable waste, then it would take over 343 trillion gallons of oil to pollute the whole oceans.
There are 343,423,668,428,484,681,262 gallons of water in the oceans.
4 quarts in a gallon. So a gallon of oil would produce 1,000,000 gallons of uninhabitable waste.
This means we just take off six zeros to figure how many gallons of oil it would take.
sextillion > quadrillion > trillion.
343 trillion gallons of oil would need to spill to make all the oceans toxic.
I think we're in the clear here.
I don't think you factor in that you don't need to take into account ALL the water in the Ocean. Oil floats and there are distinct layers of water and streams in the Oceans. As oil floats, it spreads easily and therefore can poison all of the oceans over time, certainly the top few layers that we fish.
Originally posted by dgtempe
I want to say that i dont think this oil thing is real. I think its a lie, why? I dont know of anyone who has seen any oil slicks anywhere and further more, the word is that this may have been a psy Op, like 9/11.
Reason? I dont know.
Not relevant to the OPs thread, but i had to find a place to say it.
Do some research.
This may be the Mother of all conspiracies!!!
Can anyone verify what i have heard that the oil is nowhere near land?
People who have gone off shore looking for it cannot find it!!!!!!!!!!
No i'm not insane but i have been doing some research.
What do you think without telling me off?
Cover-Up Apparently, the government and BP are covering up more than just the leaking oil well today. A new story has emerged blaming the explosion on a methane gas bubble caused by cement stoppers that the rig workers put in the hole to close it up. According to the story, the gas bubble broke the seals and traveled up the column, growing as it proceeded up, then exploding when it hit the floor of the rig. Isn't it amazing how methane gas knows when to explode around humans! The gas must be intelligent enough to know how to follow the column up to the rig and THEN explode! If this story were true, there would not be an oil rig left on the Earth. They all would have exploded. Plus, methane gas would have blown up into a fireball at the BASE of the rig, not traveling all the way up to the floor. Once again, a la 911, a neat little package story has been created for the mindless masses who believe most anything they are told.