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# Anyone watching the BP spill feed- confirm?

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:23 AM

They just took it down not too long ago. It was up earlier this morning. I'll let you know when it comes back on, IF they put it back up.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:37 AM
It's a good thing that BP held out long enough to get two more "Relief wells" started in this same oil reserve before they killed the first well!

I love it when a plan comes together. I think BP learned a lesson from Obama to never let a good crisis go to waste.

Now they are all set to resume drilling when all this blows over. Soon the public will start to forget how bad this was . Soon the politicians will have been appeased after collecting their fines, and standing on their soap boxes expressing their contrived "righteous indignation' over the whole matter. Then BP will go back to business as usual. This will just be a blip on the radar and interesting Wikipedia entry.

Sad to say but some are already patting BP on the back as if they were some kind of heroes.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:05 PM

Originally posted by Sparky63
Maybe someone can help me out with my math.

If the pipe is 5" then the area of the pipe opening is 19.63 sq inches
the weight of 1 atmosphere at sea level is 14.7 pounds per Sq inch
So the weight of the atmosphere on a 5" pipe at sea level is 288.561 pounds.
We assume that the leak is 5000' below sea level.

A depth of 5,000 feet is equivalent to 151.5 atmospheres.
(every 33 feet below sea level = 1 Atmosphere.)

Therefore the weight of a column of water 5" in diameter, 1 mile below sea level is 43,716.99 pounds.

So even with a weight of nearly 44,000 pounds bearing down on it, the force of the oil and gas is still enough to burst out of the end of the pipe with enormous force.

Please correct me if I have made a mistake in my calculations....It's been a long time since I opened a math book.

[edit on 5/26/2010 by Sparky63]

The weight of the whole column is quite a bit more than you calculated. The area of the opening is the radius squared (25 square inches times pi.25*3.14159 is 78.53975 square inches. The column is 5000 feet times 12 inches or 60,000 inches long so there are about 4,713,000 cubic inches in the column. A cubic inch of water weighs .037 pounds so the entire column weighs 174 358.245 pounds. There are about 22,000 gallons on the column..Divide total column weight by the throat area and you get 2,220 psi.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:14 PM
still watching that mss feed. Right now they're showing that thing again where there's a lot of brown stuff escaping under a lot of pressure. like really huge brown clouds.

If they managed to close the leak as reported in some places, is that brown stuff still that heavy mud they continue to get down there?

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:25 PM

Originally posted by 4nsicphd

Originally posted by Sparky63
Maybe someone can help me out with my math.

If the pipe is 5" then the area of the pipe opening is 19.63 sq inches
the weight of 1 atmosphere at sea level is 14.7 pounds per Sq inch
So the weight of the atmosphere on a 5" pipe at sea level is 288.561 pounds.
We assume that the leak is 5000' below sea level.

A depth of 5,000 feet is equivalent to 151.5 atmospheres.
(every 33 feet below sea level = 1 Atmosphere.)

Therefore the weight of a column of water 5" in diameter, 1 mile below sea level is 43,716.99 pounds.

So even with a weight of nearly 44,000 pounds bearing down on it, the force of the oil and gas is still enough to burst out of the end of the pipe with enormous force.

Please correct me if I have made a mistake in my calculations....It's been a long time since I opened a math book.

[edit on 5/26/2010 by Sparky63]

The weight of the whole column is quite a bit more than you calculated. The area of the opening is the radius squared (25 square inches times pi.25*3.14159 is 78.53975 square inches. ...

If the pipe is 5" round the the Radius is 2.5" therefore, the Rad squared is 2.5x2.5=6.25. 6.25 x 3.1415(pi) = 19.63 sq inches. I think you mistakenly squared the diameter.

[edit on 5/27/2010 by Sparky63]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 05:13 PM
Im watching the briefing on CNN and this PB guy just lies through his teeth.

He says we watch the Pressure and then we pump the mud, watch the Pressure again to see if it's working or not.. - He was next asked, based on your description of how you determine success, what have you seen since pumping in the mud yesterday? he says, You can only tell by visual inspection.. He doesn't mention pressure at all as he just said.. he's lying.. these people have gauges they are looking at. He's using double speak !!

[edit on 27-5-2010 by JohnPhoenix]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 05:32 PM

I agree. They know the pressure and have since day one.

A panel of experts assessing the rate of flow of the oil since the disaster began gave a best estimate on Thursday that was 2.4 to 3.8 times the estimate of 5,000 barrels a day offered for weeks by BP.

www.nytimes.com...

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 03:09 AM
whats up with the live cam saying "recording failure"?

[edit on 28-5-2010 by KINGKONG]

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 03:09 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the feed showing a leak outside the bent pipe leaks?

Is the casing leaking?

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 07:16 PM
I am on CNN ... and see only the pressure gauge on top of some new piece of equipment.

There is quite a maelstrom of stuff going on around it ... and from time to time it is almost occluded and hidden from view. White particles ... red/orange blobs and clouds of what must be mud and methane ...

I should go look for a progress report ...

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 07:16 PM
I am on CNN ... and see only the pressure gauge on top of some new piece of equipment.

There is quite a maelstrom of stuff going on around it ... and from time to time it is almost occluded and hidden from view. White particles ... red/orange blobs and clouds of what must be mud and methane ...

I should go look for a progress report ...

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:32 PM
Awww, bummer, they brought the rov to the surface. wonder why?

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:40 PM
Seems that the live cam was just taken up to the surface. Its live and we're looking at a ships deck at the moment. Thoughts?

mms://a246.l9789246245.c97892.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/246/97892/v0001/reflector:46245

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:43 PM
Well, either they brought it up just to be serviced or Top Kill didn't work.
It was kind cool watching it come to the surface, I clicked on just in time.

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 08:54 PM
The camera is all screwed up. It's streaming still but like, the feed is all messed up. I'll keep watching because curiosity always wins over all else when it comes to me.

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 09:23 PM
I think I just saw a golf ball shooting out of the "tailpipe"!

That's either a lot of mud spewing out or the oil has penetrated whatever heavy mud they attempted to pump into the BOP.

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 09:25 PM
Camera's back at the leak. Is it me or am I seeing oil mixing with the mud? Not exactly sure where we are, the view is different then before.

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:09 PM
According to one report, less than 10% of all the mud they pumped in is still in the well. The rest of was blown out the holes in the kinked pipe and the open end of the broken riser. If their junk shots aren't successful in blocking off the openings in the BOP , the top Kill doesn't stand a chance of working.

My suggestion is to replace the BOP altogether or at least cut off the damaged riser pipe and install a new BOP on top of the old one.
That's what I'm going to tell Obama when he finally calls me for help.
LOL

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:44 PM
I'm sure this has been posted on another thread but this video shows two oil industry experts claiming that the huge 20 mile+ plume is not from the leak we are all watching but must be coming from another even more massive leak.

[edit on 5/28/2010 by Sparky63]

[edit on 5/28/2010 by Sparky63]

posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:14 AM

Originally posted by Sparky63
I'm sure this has been posted on another thread but this video shows two oil industry experts claiming that the huge 20 mile+ plume is not from the leak we are all watching but must be coming from another even more massive leak.

[edit on 5/28/2010 by Sparky63]

[edit on 5/28/2010 by Sparky63]

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