reply to post by b.jim
What gets me about the whole BOP thing is everything looks like
it was designed to be manually controlled by Humans on the seafloor.
But that's Impossible, humans can't work down there. If BP would have
gone to the moon, they would have used a Chevy Nova and just
duck taped the windows up.
All the knobs and switchs have to turned by BOTs on sea floor.
Does this sound crazy?. They can run cables down to the BOTs, so
they can't use that excuse.
Theres no special underwater BOT tools or arms, they are all tools meant
to be used by humans duck taped to a endofector. There are no
specially designed BOTs capable of working on such heavy equipment
They never really expected to have faults on the BOP, and it was
certainly never meant to be repaired so far down.
Chevron knew about BOP failures more than 10 years ago, and they
still continue to use them. And they have very high propabilty of
failure. And BOP failures in the GULF happen all the time, but this is
the only one that has runamuck.
But from here, everything they do can not be undone and it's never
been done before and there is nothing to compare to.