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Originally posted by trolleleet
If you look at both Skandi ROV 1 and Enterprise ROV 1 you can see quite clearly that something is tilting and I doubt it's the ROVs.
there is some thick metal cylinder thing that seems to be supporting the tilt, anyone who knows?
Originally posted by star in a jar
It's really freaking out now... Flow is very intense, feed is spotty... I think the bop is going to blow out completely by 7 days.
A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday noted research vessels found natural gas seeping from the sea floor several miles away from the well. Those appear to be pre-existing seeps that occur naturally, a NOAA spokeswoman said, and unrelated to the spill.
But the longer the well flows uncontrolled the more likely it is that the well casing could be damaged or the blowout preventer damaged further. Sand and other debris that flows through the pipes at high velocity can wear through metal over time, said Van Nieuwenhuise.
The chances of the well eroding from underneath and the blowout preventer tipping may seem unlikely.
"But everything about this well has been unlikely," said David Pursell, an analyst with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.