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Originally posted by Doctor Smith
This is Simmons the energy experts view of using a small Nuke to seal the well.
Originally posted by shotguneddy
reply to post by circle 360
everything below the bop is fine. we use hydro-balsters that have 20,000 psi on that pipe all the time. 11000psi is nothing. BP is just trying to find a way to save the well. The Bomb would work but but not a nuke. Boots and coots/Oceaneering use explosives all the time and yes they would work. It would be quicker to do it that way. that pipe is a lot tuffer that 11000psi you are at no risk of a rupture. Ive seen that pipe hold a lot more that. that pipe would have to blow the cason and the jacket that is in-cased in concrete. I don't know about you but ive never seen one rupture unless it came from between two flanges, and that was the O-ring. I have friends out there running the ROV's and they have even told bp this is the way to go, BP told them to just run the ROV.
Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
Well the way things have turned out, now with plumes miles away bubbling up because of cracks forming and pressure variances etc, just like in the video.
It seems the only real choice is to use a nuke. The original leak is now one of several leaks that have formed from this.
Of course it could also be a good opportunity for them to harness the new leaks to suck up the oil coming from them, but there is no guarantee that more wont form, or that these bumbling fools can reliably suck up the oil without massive leaking.
Anyone else have any suggestions beside a deep underground nuke?