posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by theregonnakillme
Ok, but since my question this morning I've spent along time googling arounf trying to find proper answers and apparantly :
1. The estimated amount of oil contained in the place they were drilling is 4-6 billion gallons which equates to 160- 240 billion gallons
This range of figures is consistently reported in various places on the net if you search
2. The Tiber Field is in an area known as the lower tertiary
, a 300x 60 mile area of multiple reservoirs that in total are estimated to contain up to 15 billion barrels of oil..
Your figures surely are way off as you would not get trillions of gallons of oil in the ocean unless the entire lower trend area gave forth all it had
and then some.
What I'm trying to work out is what happens if the well can't be capped or the BOP topples...either way you are looking at an unpluggable hole then
gushing forth the entire contents of the Tiber field but would that then set off a chain reaction of events unleashing the entire contents of the
LOWER TERTIARY TREND ?
Just the contents of the Tiber field would be apocalyptic but if the entire lower tertiary area gave forth it's oil then that would surely be an ELE
event for planet earth.
Makes you wonder as imagine all the pressure around the rocks undersea if the tiber field reserves all spew forth....could set of earthquakes which
then crack the sea bed all around the lower tertiary area
[edit on 15/6/10 by cosmicpixie]