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BP Has cut pipe....now what?

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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I wonder why they can not unbolt the flange.

Then they could bolt on a valve.
Or a quick connect fitting that they could plug into with a metal riser with no leaking joint.

Then a top kill just might work as there would be no place for the mud to leak out.




posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 05:36 PM
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here is a site that tells what happened and what they plan next from oil guys that know what they are talking about.
www.drillingahead.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:59 AM
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From what i have read on this site.
www.drillingahead.com...

No one thing caused the blowout.

Every action they took had a backup protection in case anything went wrong.

The problem was that no one was overseeing the whole process and a large number of problems over whelmed the protective systems.

There were a lot of specialist watching there part of the process but no generalist that was watching for the problems as they added up and took out the safety systems and backups.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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Another thing that i have heard is if BP stops the flow compleatly they will never get permits to drill in the field again.

But if they control the well but it still leaks a small amount they can get permits to drill relief wells to bring down the pressure in the oil field and produce oil they can sell.

This is what happened in the offshore field off Santa Barbara Calif years ago.
and they are still pumping oil there.

the fact that they pump oil from this field cuts the amounts from natural leaks and some day may stop most of the natural leaks.
en.wikipedia.org...
www.livescience.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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i wish someone would post this !
news.yahoo.com...
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point man for the disaster, said a very rough estimate of current collection would be about 42,000 gallons a day,
NOW THEY cute the pipe which incressed the flow of oil out buy how mucH?
Then put this thing on and get 42000 gallons a day say the flow was 300000 a day they cut the pipe the flow is then 350000 a day leaving it WORSE now 310000 a day 10000 MORE gallons with them getting 42000 from it .
They have changed NOTHING



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 09:27 AM
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Yeah, I'm afraid, they may have made it worse.
Game over man! We lose! Call in the choppers!




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