here's something to read:
BP / Gulf Oil Spill - Memo Shows BP's Spill Rate Calculations
but more importantly than the past low-ball numbers on the ammount of oil gushing unabated into the Gulf...
is the very real possibility there are now other 'leaks', 'gas vents', springing up on the immediate area seafloor...
this info would help explain just why the capping of the wellhead was a non-deal...instead they tried a 'top-hat' configuration, because they
already reasoned that the well was leaking around the well casing & thats why the very first attempt was a 'dome' to place over the whole BOP
my earlier posts that state there is a real possibility that the broken well has caused fissures in the undersea rock dome that held in the oil that
is under pressure,,,, and its not impossible for the whole dome of the Macando
reserve to collapse.
if any of this happens then --- without the whole Gulf of Mexico being made into a closed 'Sea'/Lake... then the whole Atl;antic is in danger of
becoming poisoned just as the immediate 1/4 of the Gulf is now.
scary stuff, with the pics of the contaminated area superimposed on places like Europe/GB/ Italy/East coast USA/etc
Oh, and Loam;
heres a PDF of the size of the drill casing & shaft to try to calibrate just what figure to attrbute to a intact well shaft...(the external leaks
caused from the twist & bend of the well pipe to the surrounding strata is not figured... thats to be determined from 'all' the surrounding leaks
not being disclosed to the public....
i'd say it is pretty substantial if you take into account that the damaged BOP section of the well head is appox 11degress from plumb, you can
imagine the damage to the shaft drilled into the rock strata & dome of the Macado reserve....
i think its a cross-our-fingers & pray operation down there, they are at least aware that the collapse of the dome would release all the 10 years of
oil that would have been pumped out at 40,000 bpd in just days...
leaving the Gulf a dead zone for a millennium
thanks, for your thread, so i can link to this other information source at: