posted on May, 26 2010 @ 04:23 PM
Given that the initial blowout was due to the gas pressure exceeding 13,000 psi, and they are trying to fill a 21" pipe with 2 (3" or 6"?) pipes,
the math just doesn't work out for me. I hope I'm wrong. I hope the below ground casing isn't damaged and leaking sideways under the seafloor.
But just in case, here's my plan:
For speed's sake, cut off two existing oil storage tanks, the big round ones, one smaller than the otherby about 6-10 feet.
Fill the space between the walls with lightweight but very strong foam, gel, carbon nanotube whatever. Put a new blowout preventer on top. Install
relief valves on the sides, and anchors around the base, set at perhaps 10-15 degrees downward angle.
Lower the whole thing over the wellhead and blow the anchors into the seafloor. Keep the relief valves open until the new BOP is hooked up to a ship
Thenclose the relief valves, pump it full of concrete and leave it alone, monitoring it carefully for the next decade or two.
You'd need about four or more heavy lift Russian choppers, but if the military was given the job, it could be done in about two weeks, I think.