posted on May, 29 2010 @ 08:47 PM
I propose using the robot to insert a pipe, with an inflatable end, into the well pipe. The inserted end would be quickly inflated with air pressure
once it is in place. The inflatable part could be something as simple as a heavy rubber donut shaped bladder, which when explanded, it's outside
diameter presses against the inside of the well pipe, and it's inside diameter presses against the inserted pipe.
The inflatable part might also be sophisticated enough that the well pressure will hold it locked in place.
Think of the rubber air bags which some cars had inside their coil springs, which could be inflated or deflated according to the load being
any comments of the idea, and how to get the idea into the hands of BP, or the Corps of Engineers?