The following was originally written as a reply to posts in this thread:
*HOT VIDEO* 1 Billion Barrels Ready to Burst Forth Anytime
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
Originally posted by Man1fesT
The oil the Deepwater Horizon rig was tapping is 2 - 2.5 miles below the Ocean floor, it's extremely unlikely a section of the floor that thick will
just give way and collapse leading to massive tsunamis... The worst that will happen is once/if the well is capped the amount of oil leaking from the
floor will increase and there will be no way to stop it. For all we know the Ocean floor could have been leaking for years, it looks like such a
small amount that being so deep it could've gone unnoticed for a very long time.
BP admits it can't cap the well or it might
The reservoir is estimated to contain from 3-6 BILLION barrels of oil
RE: Tsunami threat
As I understand it, the perceived threat of tsunamis is from a miles long shallow gas pocket releasing all at once and collapsing. Shallow means
within a few hundred feet from the sea floor, not miles below it. Non-confirmed reports talk about the sea floor bulging upwards by tens of feet. The
cause of the bulge is the 20,000 to 100,000 psi oil/gas blowing up the well hole and leaking into the formation near the sea floor.
RE: Volume of oil/gas in the volcano
As to the estimated reservoir size, all these numbers may be just pure speculation or just a number picked out of a hat by BP to give the press
something to print. BP might very well know that super deep abiotic oil is "real" and they may have tapped into a layer of fluid being fed by the
RE: Super deep abiotic oil migration channel
In the event that BP struck a migration channel, we could be talking about a volume of oil/gas greater that the volume of the water in the Gulf of
Mexico. I'm not kidding. It's like a layer of fluid a few hundred feet thick that the continental plates are floating on. This fluid layer only
exists in places where no volcanos have been present to vent it to the surface. By drilling as deep as they did in this location, BP created a new
volcano. After this fluid layer is done spiting out abiotic oil, it will start spewing out the mantel 'lava' and become a new normal volcano.
Hence, they either shut this oil volcano down now or we lose all life in the oceans within five years due to the toxic effect of this much abiotic oil
pumped into the ocean at once. It's that serious, no fear mongering intended.
RE: Sea level increase by 20 to 50 feet in five years
The volume of fluid coming out of the oil volcano will displace sea water and cause the sea level to rise. If the output volume of the oil volcano
grows exponentially, as expected due to erosion of the formation, then we could see the sea level increase by 20 to 50 feet in less than five years.
This would displace untold billions of people around the world and lead to mass starvation as the food chain is broken.
RE: Toxic Air, GLOBAL DOOMSDAY SCENARIO
A rise in sea level of this magnitude would mean a corresponding layer tens of feet thick of oil covering the entire surface of the worlds oceans.
The gases emitted into the atmosphere from this would poison the lower troposphere and kill 99% of land based organisms. That includes most all human
beings. Highlanders, people who 4000+ feet above sea level, may be the only people who are left with breathable air for thousands of years.
Disclaimer: No source is listed because all of the above statements are the unsubstantiated opinion of SJR/ Gold_Bug, except for the tsunami threats
which are based on unconfirmed internet reports.
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