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ALERT - is lava now on the sea floor in the Gulf?

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posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 09:30 PM
reply to post by spy66

I wish I had access to the geological survey as I would bet a very large sum of money there was a vent or laccolith within the area that has fractured.
The way I see it from a not entirely lay view point is the fracturing known of in february is what accessed the vent/laccolith , this resulted in a "hot burp" of gas that finished the well and has precipitated the complete well failure.
Now this could be a blessing or curse as the lava associated with such structures is extremely viscous and under ENORMOUS pressure. It does not "flow" it is expressed like putty so could aid in sealing up some of the well damage to the sea floor, however if the flow reaches the near surface and manages to raise temps even a couple degrees it can cause a catastrophic phase change in the clathrates adding significantly to the methane release.
My main thought here is that the area is riddled with volcanic activities of various sorts from simple brine lakes due to surface infiltration of salt domes heating up and flowing into the low spaces of the ocean floor forming dense brine lakes of highly concentrated salt solutions. to hot mud flows and asphalt "volcanoes" all of which point to an interaction between the volcanic regions and the plutonic formations including the oil bearing strata.
Given these hard facts regarding the area it seems unlikely there are many wells absolutely clear of volcanic intrusion in the gulf or out of reach if a major fracturing takes place which is looking more and more like perhaps what the seismic anomaly recently reported was( I am talking a fracture without subsiding or shift so no classic earthquake. However a fracture that has linked the original damage from feb to a volcanic region and is what would cause the gas belch that rocked the rig to the floor and fracked the seafloor.
Again what I would not give for an accurate geological survey of the 40-50 mile radius around the well site as this would be easily deduced from such by noting the structures which lie between this well and the nearest source of volcanism. A highly crystalline granitic structure is the norm for the area and as such is more brittle than some other types of more amorphous materials so fracturing is the likely event given the material.
I hope I have clarified my points about not completely discounting a volcanic component to the whole disaster and how such is a very big candidate for the final cause of the rig failure.
As well shed some light on the actual type of vulcanism which is now occurring all around the area.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:23 AM
not sure where to post this but while i was watching the live feed i watched the text on the feed switch from dispersant ops to methanol just curious if they were able to use methanol to flare underwater i would say not possible but i do know that methanol replaces what oxygen does for hi performance motors so my question is the dispersant glow really "flaring" underwater thanks to methanol and if so would that explain the cooked chunks of tar showing up on the beach?

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:57 AM
Remove choke from manifold

Repair MeOH Hotstab

Whatever that means

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:59 AM
[edit on 22-6-2010 by ovelaset]

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 06:42 AM
reply to post by N.of norml

Thanks for that.

But can you indicate what we should be looking for in the live feeds from the ROVs to validate such possibilities?

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:22 AM
reply to post by thesoundofbass

The Methanol is probably used to prevent hydrates (icing) from forming inside the funnel. There is a lot more gas coming out of the well now.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:54 AM
I was watching the live feed today any noticed this on ROV 2.

What do you think?

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:03 PM
I looks a little like there is something getting pretty hot.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by hesse

The top of it looks pretty crazy, almost like fire again. Except now it keeps spreading across... hmm..

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:17 PM
What got me is the red stuff that looks like a burning red hot oven. Around 0:55.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:57 PM
reply to post by N.of norml

not sure if this will help at all.....
science reports on Gulf

plus topography of the undersea area in the gulf , lots of maps


posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by theregonnakillme

Just so you know there are several ROV1s and ROV2s. 1 ROV 1 is Enterprise. Now go here and look right now.

Heres my question-is the Skandi ROV filming a different leak than the Enterprise? The Scandi leak is Methane and magma coming out and the other Enterprise shows the main oil leak? As in 2 seperate leaks.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:21 PM
weird ...they are pumping oxygene in it to set it on fire in the deepsea????


posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:22 PM
I'm looking at ROV 2 right now and it looks to me like the well is burning. At first I thought it was just the discoloration from the depths, but the more I watch the more it becomes obvious that it's flame.

Firey Blow out

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:35 PM
my idee sometimes when the oilcloud is spreading you see an pipe spitting out flames........??????????

wat feeds it??? done ore chemical reactions from the well

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 02:05 PM
By the way heres brand new starling info must read

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 02:06 PM
reply to post by Dizzychicken73

Yes I see the fire as well and looks like its gushing more than before.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 02:54 PM
Unless they are pumping down o2 and doing this intentionally may I suggest that those in the gulf area are in some deep trouble. If indeed I am correct in that a volcanic vent or laccolith has been breached by a fracture. There is methane in unimaginable amounts that can be released, along with a toxic host of "other" gasses like HCL,HCN,HF,SO2....etc.
Again, and I know, new guy, what does he know.

I know if even one large deposit gets even warmish (like less than 10c) it will sublimate catastrophically into gas and blow out the seafloor and belch a cloud of gasses that would be so huge the safe diffusion radius would be enormous and bring great harm to coastal areas and in drifts deep inland following the winds.
Dom and gloom? I truly wish that is all ya'll could chalk this up to that, but read up on how much gas is trapped down there and then read up on clathrate chemistry and get back with me on what a few degrees of warming could do to a cubic kilometer of clathrate.
Peace southern brothers I hope I am just a chicken little but also hope ya'll get the hell out of there.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:13 PM
only one substance spontanesly burns with water contact...NATRIUM
could that be in the oilwell????

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:33 PM
I don't think it's flames, maybe more methane, but you look at what I'm assuming is the back side of it from Enterprise ROV2 no flames, unless this is a different area?

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