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Originally posted by OneNationUnder
reply to post by Anonymous Avatar
I totally agree. They're setting SOMETHING up for the not-so-distant future, whether it's a nefarious bill they want passed, or more Government regulations, or whatever.
The timing of this "spill" is rather a bit too perfect as well. So much talk by the media over the past year about America's dependence on oil.
Something else that is odd, any little thing and gas prices go up --especially for summer holidays, but with this spill the National Average has stayed the same. According to Jim Tucker the Bilderburg Meeting had decided gas prices would stay under $3 / gallon through the summer and rise in November, despite the spill.
For them not to raise gas prices because of this spill seems very odd.
I think they're creating a permanent oil crisis that will start to effect the world in November in various ways and means and that situation will lead to many things disappearing forever --like $3 or $4 gas will never be seen again, or like 9/11 led to a permanent erosion of many privacy and American civil liberties.
This manufactured crisis has me worried and I think it has something to do with speeding up their "Green Agenda." It's either that or the rising of the sea floor will finally lead to Atlantis rising from the deep, lol. Hey, ya never know, lol!
Originally posted by delius
This is not a leaked document.
This and seventy-five other documents are available on the Committee on Energy and Commerce Website here
[edit on 7-6-2010 by delius]
At the time of the incident driling fluid was being displaced from the well with seawater in preparation for setting the final cement plug
When the rig sank the riser was still attached to the wellhead and fell over & split in a reported 3 places. It w as reported that 16.5 #/gallon drilling mud was in the riser and the well blew out when it was replaced with seawater. To understand the physics I will try to explain hydrostatic head. The pressure created from a column of fluid in an oil well is identical to the reason you have water pressure out of the tap at the kitchen sink. Water which weighs 8.33 #/gallon is put into a water tower 100’ up in the air. Fresh water has a hydrostatic head equal to .433 psi per foot of height. Therefore you get 43.3 psi at your shower head. If water weighed 16 #/gallon then you would have 86.6 psi in the shower.
Similarly as an oil well is drilled there is a fluid known as “drilling mud” that is pumped into the drillpipe, through the drillbit & circulated back to the surface where it is screened to remove the soil dug out of the well. This “mud” is carefully monitored to make sure that if encounters oil or gas it is heavy enough to keep it from flowing into the wellbore. The well in question had to have 16.5 #/gallon mud weight to keep the oil & gas from flowing. The hydrostatic head of the mud of this weight as opposed to fresh water is .86 psi/ft. This means that the pressure in the oil reservoir encountered must be nearly 20,000 psi. ((18,000 + 5000) X .86). As the oil replaced the column of mud that would offset this bottomhole pressure it began flowing faster & faster into the annulus with more & more force as the weight of the 23,000 foot column of fluid became lighter & lighter. When the “company man” (the BP guy in charge) removed 16.5 #/gallon mud from the riser with 8.4 #.gallon sea water he immediately reduced the hydrostatic pressure 2000 psi & it was over.
Originally posted by Anonymous Avatar
I can't say this enough times... BP is like Lee Harvey Oswald, Tim McVeigh, or 9/11 Bombers... they are scapegoats, at some levels perhaps unknowingly, as a means to an end.
This oil "spill" is only an excuse for some policy as yet to be unseen. I will bet with out a debt that the end to come from this will neither justify the means nor will it be good for the common peasant. Just as the patriot act came from 9/11.
[edit on 7-6-2010 by Anonymous Avatar]