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BP clueless on stopping spill. Distracting us from the actual damage is working though.

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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Outside expert: Pressure from well was stronger than heavy mud




BP said Saturday that its "top kill" bid to plug the worst oil spill in U.S. history wasn't working and that it would try another approach next.

"We now believe it's time to move on," BP PLC chief operating officer Doug Suttles told reporters.

A live feed of the leak showed preparations Saturday for BP's next step. An underwater robot gripped a saw near the bent and leaking pipe, or riser, atop a failed blowout preventer. BP aims to slice off the pipe and place a cap and seal over the opening. The idea is to connect that to a new riser from the drillship above, with the hopes of capturing oil and natural gas.

That operation is known as the lower marine riser package, and Suttles confirmed that BP had been preparing for that step "all along."

www.msnbc.msn.com...

So let me get this straight....
They can't force large amounts of mud and then cement into the well under pressure because the back pressure is too strong...which I have said all along, but they think they can cut the end off the pipe, and then screw a cap onto the end of it?

And if they were preparing for this step all along, then what was the top kill crap they were doing? Was it all just smoke and mirrors? Did they even honestly think it would work? Or were they just trying to distract us from the actual oil flowing into the marshes of the Gulf Coast. Impress us with pictures of the "big leak" so we forget where it is actually going and the damage it is doing.

It just seems like everything they are doing is predestined to fail, and is only distracting us from seeing the destruction to the coastline and marine life.

I don't have an answer to this problem. But neither does BP. I think it's time they started looking for and accepting outside assistance in how to remedy this situation if they really want to fix this. But maybe they don't want to stop it.

Either way, it's all a distraction. They can't or won't plug the leaks. Meanwhile they are sucking up more oil now from the ocean than they actually were from when the rig was operational.

[edit on 29-5-2010 by webpirate]




posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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However, I still stick by what I said the other day HERE.

BP is trying to convince us they can do something with the smaller leak from the pipe and not the big leak from the main wellhead. Which they so conveniently weren't showing us before they started the Top Kill.


Smaller Pipe leak:


Main Leak:


I can maybe see screwing something onto the smaller pipe.
I don't see it happening on the other bigger leak.



[edit on 29-5-2010 by webpirate]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:35 PM
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I am getting really worried now. What are the chances this thing will just run dry any time soon? If this " new " idea was planned the whole time, what was up with this top kill plan? I thought they said top kill was the best chance they had to stop it. And i agree with OP, BP needs to get outside help- asap. It doesn't seem our own goverment is even willing to do anything. Didn't Iran offer to help?



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:52 PM
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Take an old submarine the Navy does not use and weld or strap it to

the bottom of the sub a rectangular metal box the length and width of

the sub and then position it above where the Horizon blow out is

taking place.


Piloted by a small crew lower the heavy sub slowly on top of

the blowout pressure streams and then park the sub. The sub is very

heavy plus pressurized and is apt not to freeze like the domes that

have been tried before. This will buy time before the other slant hole

is drilled deep into the existing blowout hole.


Docked on the top of the subs hatch a tiny 2 or 3 man sub to escape

from the parked sub over the blowout holes. ^Y^



[edit on 29-5-2010 by amari]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 06:55 PM
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Its like that movie Unthinkable, where the terrorist guy is prepared for everything every step of the way, including managing in breaks for himself to recover enough to continue on.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 07:02 PM
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reply to post by toolstarr
 


It wont run dry anytime soon. It's gonna be many years. I just read it but it's at least 7 years. It might have been 15. I can't remember and can't find it right now. But it won't be anytime soon I'm afraid.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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This administration had the option from day one to take control and

use huge tanker ships to separate the oil in the belly of each ship but

did nothing but point fingers at BP and yes BP is responsible. Even if

obama takes full responsibility of inaction so what, the damage has

and still is being done to the Gulf. Millions of people, sea life, birds,

plants, beaches, jobs are and will continue to be affected.


What a travesty and forty plus days of indecision by this administration will

cost billions and billions of dollars this country does not have and

leave people begging for some kind of financial clean up response and

restitution that plays right into the hands of this socialistic

government. ^Y^


[edit on 30-5-2010 by amari]



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 08:24 PM
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It's unfortunate but I don't believe BP thinks they will be able to stop the leak. They are pacifying us until the relief well is complete sometime in August.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by webpirate
However, I still stick by what I said the other day HERE.

BP is trying to convince us they can do something with the smaller leak from the pipe and not the big leak from the main wellhead. Which they so conveniently weren't showing us before they started the Top Kill.


Smaller Pipe leak:


Main Leak:


I can maybe see screwing something onto the smaller pipe.
I don't see it happening on the other bigger leak.



[edit on 29-5-2010 by webpirate]



By what i've seen on the BP website they are treating the "smaller pipe" as the main leak. I think what people are thinking is the "main leak" is at the top of the riser. I think this is an illusion as what you are seeing on the "main leak" video is where the pipe has bent and cracked, and since you are looking at it from the side it gives the illusion that it is the bigger leak.



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