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ROVs starting top kill!

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posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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I think they need some WD-40...

or a better screw driver.




posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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3 bolts out.. 1 to go!



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:21 PM
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reply to post by Morpheas
 


What happens when they get the last one out?
Does that baby blow off from the pressure?



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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Looks like they might have to go back and get the T tool!



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:25 PM
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reply to post by StraightMassa
 


Not sure.. but I think that is where they are going to pump in the mud



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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Fascinating watching them transfer tools from one arm to the other!

They did go get the T tool!



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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They did it.. all 4 are off!



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:44 AM
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Since this ROV removed the bolts.. it hasn't done much.. do you think they are distracting us while the other ROVs are working?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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Hmmm...I wonder what my problem is...

I've been trying all day on 3 different sites to follow this and nodda...

Oh well...guess I'll just have to follow the blow by blow here and wait for the "OMG IT BLEW UP" post...




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:17 PM
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Some more activity, but haven't seen use of the ROV's arms.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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reply to post by Morpheas
 


Yeah, I was wondering where the arms we could see last night went. I have just seen the tool area so far today...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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I think a lot of this is just show.. because they said it would be live. They probably won't do anything major until tonight, when most are in bed (well in US anyway)

Edit: Or they hooked everything up last night.. I quit watching after 3am ET.

[edit on 5/26/2010 by Morpheas]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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What you see right now is the two lines they connected to the top kill valves on the BOP.

They are isolated from the well head by the two small ram valves. They have to go through an integrity check list.

They will cycle each ram in the bop and make note of pressure changes. That will give them an idea of how much restriction each one will give, in its degraded state. That will tell them if there is enough restriction to actually push the oil back.


They will do some preliminary mud pumps. Up the volume each step to see how much mud it takes to reach a balance point, to hold the oil at bay.

Then they will know how much is going down the hole when the up the level from balance point.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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What you see right now is the leak where the riser is folded over above the BOP.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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6:57 eastern time. Now that is mud !!!!!!! They are pumping it like no one’s business


The game is on!

[edit on 26-5-2010 by Mr Tranny]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:14 PM
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I thought it looked different.


I really hope this works!



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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So what we are seeing now on the Live BP camera is mud?

www.bp.com...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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reply to post by berkeleygal
 


All of a sudden it is asking me to down load a plug in on the feed you linked. Is that normal?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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reply to post by JRho900
 


hmmm I dunno... I have had this one camera on for the last 24 hours. Hasn't asked me to DL a plugin.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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i see at least 3 holes and chocolate milk coming out of them.
oceaneering rov




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