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Originally posted by IzarithThe BOP is a great way to stop and prevent a blow out that would lead to a huge spill,
Originally posted by veiledvisitor
As I am a new member, I can not post and make a seperate thread. Perhaps I do not need to. But anyway, there is twittering about it RAINING OIL in Orlando, FL. I would like someone to confirm, if anyone is from there.
What you do is look on your car or look on the ground and if it is raining, see if it smells like oil or if it drys up or if it is slimy or leaves a residue of oil.
Originally posted by webpirate
When I had read they finally succeeded in inserting a 4 inch pipe into a 21 inch "main" pipe, I did wonder about that. I thought that seemed small.
This oilfield is HUGE. Some estimates are it is the largest ever found. Even BP doesn't know the size of it. There is NO WAY they are using a 21 inch pipe as the main hole out of a well that large.
Look at the above blowout preventer I posted above. While this isn't necessarily one they used on this rig, it is a reference point. It's many feet across, maybe 1 1/2 -2 meters, at it's largest point.
And that's just a "stock" photo of one. This well was larger than what this image shows. So theirs has to be way larger. the side pipes don't look close to 21 inches around.
this video is a sham. They are passing off a smaller leaking pipe near the same scene as the "MAIN" leak.
Originally posted by AndersonLee
The feeds show mud blowing out of the holes hard and fast. That means the pressure has not been stopped . They can not seal it off until the pressure calms down ? am I right or wrong ?
[edit on 26-5-2010 by AndersonLee]
Originally posted by ShaneCMuir
What if there is NO LEAK!
Originally posted by Libertygal
reply to post by Izarith
Wow excellent find, thank you for posting that vid, I had not seen it. It sure does answer my questions about what we were seeing, it does look like the bend in the pipe at the top. I was convinced it looked like concrete, but your video clearly showed it, being from a different angle and a lot clearer.