Okay, new person here so try to be nice...
If I missed this mention in another thread, please excuse my ignorance.
First, I don't work for any company that has any inside knowledge, I'm justa person with "questions"..
I've read here for a long time, and decided to join this discussion (and officially join ATS), because I too am noticing some very odd things going
Today, I decided to watch the depth the the stationary ROV "Skandi ROV2" is at during various times during the day. Reason? First, BP has said that
they attach the ROV that is monitoring the well head to the structure itself to keep it stable. As such, any "significant" change in depth may
indicate that the sea floor itself may be rising or falling based on the pressure being released, and the resulting oil that is now leaking into
various fissures may provide "lubrication" which then in fact may compromise the surrounding rock, causing the sea floor to rise as pressures below
force themselves more and more to the surface, resulting from the oil forcing itself into more and more fissures in the rock. I feel that if the depth
keeps going up, on the stationary ROV, this may be a precursor to the sea floor catastrophically failing.
All times are EST, and since I'm working, I don't get to watch it often.
6/22/2010 - 10:00 - Depth 4927
6/22/2010 - 15:00 - Depth 4926
6/22/2010 - 17:00 - Depth 4925.7
I have always loved earth sciences, and read a ton about volcanoes and calderas, and one of the signs for impending eruptions is when the surface(s)
begin to rapidly (or slowly) expand.
Since they don't have any way to attach the usual GPS systems to the bottom in the required locations, keeping an eye on stationary ROV's and the
depth that they register while they are around the well head, may be one of the few ways available to predict if/when a catastrophic event takes
Because if the start to register that they are at 4800 feet, I'd say that 100+ feet of expansion may be a "bad" thing.