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Originally posted by Sailor Sam
What I don't understand is this -
A massive rig is drilling for oil.
Floating directly above the well it is drilling.
It catches fire, explodes and sinks.
It presumably goes straight to the bottom, on top of its own well.
Underwater pictures from ROVs don't show huge piles of rig wreckage on top of and around the leaking wellhead.
Any explanations for this please?
Originally posted by berkeleygal
reply to post by Sailor Sam
I have been wondering this myself. I have read that the wreckage is 1500 feet away from the well head.. How did it get there?
Originally posted by mayabong
From the animations I saw somewhere, it had the pipe attached to it and Kinda fell like a tree. Seems like with the weight of the righ that wouldn't happen though.