posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 04:20 AM
After just seeing video of the BP attempt to saw off the BOP, I'm outraged.
BP had the nerve to open a submission form for solution suggestions, but not bother to hire enough people to actually make use of the data. You can
bet they've archived the data, to later on become the the
oil spill recovery go-to contractor, profiting from our ideas and the misfortune of
future oil spills.
Meanwhile, ATS solved the crisis! But they didn't listen and now it's too late. After seeing the diagrams of the innards of the BOP I was confident
that with the right approach it could be stopped. But I'm not confident they'll be able to stop it when they open it full bore.
But BP didn't decide to hire enough people to sift through the idea submission form in time for it to matter. Now they're sawing off the BOP, and
thus giving the gusher 30-40% more output that was choked by the bent riser.
The BOP was the key!
But BP decided they would go as far as attempt a low tech "junk shot" which had already failed in the Ixtoc I disaster 30 years ago
also happened in the Gulf of Mexico.
Meanwhile, we have 'simple' modern high tech solutions to that process that could have saved it:
Via collaboration, ATS came up with multiple good ideas, that eventually came together in the context of the BOP:
Basically feed and twist up metal wire into wherever it can be fed in, from above the BOP, while replacing the 'junk' with rare earth magnets
and teflon. Then feeding in epoxy paste behind all that mess. All the while a massive electromagnet would be stuck to the side of the BOP, meaning
much of the 'junk' would inherently stick to the BOP.
That's all a very vague combined description of the detailed ideas of many. BP had a better idea: Saw the BOP off opening up a bigger force than was
, thread 2
Now theyre opening it up full bore, so that we can all send in ideas for how to try and fix that, and then keep our ideas for future
[edit on 2-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]