posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 03:17 AM
reply to post by Skid Mark
The Survey vessels are all out doing sweeps in the same locations as I've mentioned in above posts. They wouldn't waste resources at these
locations unless they've found something. They've been sweeping the same spots for the last week. Gotta be something there!
I also saw blobs on Skandi 2 and it wasn't thruster related as the altitude, heading, depth and position didn't change. Heading would have tweaked
a couple of decimals if it was correcting for currents.
In doing a Google search trying to find out more about the Relief Well bore collapse and the need to "remove debris" according to THADY I found this
interesting article. The below quote is something I didn't know about.
Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of geoscience programs at University of Houston, told New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter Rebecca Mowbray that BP ran
out of casing sections before it hit the reservoir of oil, so it switched to an inferior material — something called liner — for the remainder of
the well. Consequently, the BP well has several weak spots that the highly pressurized oil could exploit. Specifically, the joints between two
sections of liner pipe and the joint where the liner pipe meets the casing could be weak, said Van Nieuwenhuise.
Sounds about right for BP, they haven't been too bright soo far. The article is a little dated but refreshed some things for me.
When the well was flowing it also had small amounts of sediment in it. How has 85 days of high pressure sandblasting affected the integrity of the
well pipe? Could there be multiple breaches throughout the line as a result of
1) using below standard pipe because you didn't order enough of the good kind
2) the well pipe has been sandblasted for a long time causing the pipe to thin thus resulting in multiple breaks.
I don't know what's going on. The fact that the MSM has basically put the Gulf Spill on Page 11 has me thinking that things aren't going well.
Couple that with the lack of info from BP and the crappy ROV feeds I have a sneaky suspicion.
This new "Top Kill" could further destabilize the well thus making the relief wells useless as they wouldn't know where the breaks in the pipe are
located thus making it difficult. The other risk is that it could further fracture the rock strata.
We'll have to keep our vigile ATS, keep up the good work!