reply to post by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
There's a lot that we as non-specialists are lacking in information, but pressure and bore integrity are things that we all can cipher. On the face
of it, a messy bore is a problem. If this high pressure blowout ripped up the shape and structure of the bore, it is something not to be trifled with.
A couple of miles through solid earth may sound really safe but those same two miles seem small when you consider the forces involved. I believe that
the idea of relief wells or bores are to escape beneath whatever bore ruin may have occurred, as to establish integrity, pressure, sealing effect
Of course they may deem it necessary to relieve some pressure at the new valve or BOP or whatever it is that weighs 450 tons.....hopefully they are
equipped to capture the oil/gas. Does it mean 'doom' if they deem it necessary to open it? All of a sudden everyone's Chance Buckman. Just
think...that long bore may be ripped up and exposed all up and down it's length, and for all we know about recorded and inferred history, this may be
an extinction event. I don't believe I've ever seen a show which suggested that a huge mingling of the ocean's water, with the oil and gas, caused
extinctions or ice ages etc...Think how many millions of years must be between that separated oil and water...that we call our ground and shores. I am
thinking that the BP guys are seriously fighting between themselves whether to seal it, using the best cement method they can use, or to chance
harnessing a weakened, irregularly shaped bore.... I am speculating here, but I believe the chain is only as good as it's weakest link' analogy fits
perfectly when dealing with pressure and the mechanical means to contain it. It will find the weakest link! BP is hoping that the many fissures will
slowly re-coagulate and form a stable vessel all around, this means sea floor, everywhere. Maybe they are thinking 'seal it' and tip toe dance away
to better prospects, a name change or what have you. I do wonder how Ayn Rand would draw up these guys. They come along, tap the earths engine, call
it fossil origin, get every school marm and text to lie about it for them, and they handle it like cheap champagne on the last day in time...stringing
up lobbies like spiderwebs to keep the practiced lies intact and enforced...is this 'free enterprise'??? Is this 'capitalism'? I mean...who
'gave' them this aspect of the earth's engine to just 'own' and dispense?
I hope they get a handle on it. I hate to say it, but patience is probably needed for the best outcome of slow re-coagulation of the entire affected
area. It is always best to perform one variable at a time, time permitting, in any experiment. This may be a thin scab that is on top of a large
artery. We are hearing nothing about the terrifying prospects of a worst case scenario (ie., possible extinction level event) . I suggest that we
brace ourselves for more carbon tax assaults if, and when, the thing gets under control. They'll figure that we're due for more government regulated
lies, once the sea is no longer under direct oil threat, and old Joe Lieberman and Father Al Gore and all will be wrapping their lips around football
fields to make their thing work. Not sure which is worse.....
The ground took time to get damaged...it'd be wise to give it time to re-pressurize.