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Tug boat hits well causes new gusher in Gulf

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posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 02:57 AM

Originally posted by cosmo740
OK alarm going off in my head, WTF.

I don't belive a tug boat really hit a well head. BS

Over and over again, come on!!!

Isn't the "well head" deep underwater with Ocean drilling?

>> Something doesn't add up or that's one Tug Boat with a deep keel. Hopefully, someone isn't trying to yank chains and make the idea of broken well heads a silly topic.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 02:58 AM

Originally posted by JBA2848
This is the sand berms the dredge was collecting sand for. Dragging the seafloor collecting sand to put here. And as this dredge was dragging the seafloor it broke a capped well head on the sea floor. These welll heads are marked on maps to show there locations but when somebody is as impatient as Bobby Jindall they don't care about studying the problem and figureing out how to do the job right they jump in both feet and screw things up. Even these sand berms they have already done are washing away as they build them and now they have a broken well head to add to the list of F^&8 ups!

>> OK, thanks -- that makes a LOT more sense than the title claiming that the Tug Boat struck the well head.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 03:05 AM
Thanks to redhatty on page one for her link to the local newspaper info. They say it was an abandoned well and that there are a lot like this one in the area. Hmmm... why were they abandoned if they still have the potential to release oil etc? If they're gonna abandon them, why didn't they close them all up?

Edit for spelling!

[edit on 28-7-2010 by 5senses]

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 03:11 AM

reply to post by NoHierarchy


Got any more to add to the list?


3 AM eastern, wed 28 july '10...
talk radio just announced a tug boat in Louisiana clipped a oil well,
so now theres another well leaking into gulf waters...

perhaps this will be used to confuse the issue of just how much oil pollution is from the deepwater horizon ...
if BP can lower their monetary penalty, all the better for them.

so, just to set a fictional scenario, a multinational oil conglomerate
pays a rogue tug captain to ram a oil well pipeline, the capt gets $50-100k as a payment for services... the oil corp says that most of the oil they spilled is already cleaned up & their fine should only be for the oil in the water before 27 july at $4k per bbl = $75million limit (example only)

~so now we have oil from 2 sources all mixed up in a confusing mess,
the tug boat incident is termed an accident & the big corporate oil co. saves 100s of millions in fines, for oil that was hidden beneath the surface in oil plumes, that finally gets recognized---but misidentified--- as oil from the tug boat incident at the other well site.


the above was posted on another deepwater thread,

but the idea holds true...
i suspect foul play & subtrefuge...

the new spill is an ideal location for the heat to be taken off BP,

as the marshes are more vulnerable & visible than mile deep plumes of oil that cannot be tracked as well... the spotlight goes off BP for a while,
the new BP CEO (an American no less, raised in the LA/MS coastal areas) gets installed...

the immediate response is to save the marshlands first!

[edit on 28-7-2010 by St Udio]

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 03:12 AM

Originally posted by Come Clean
And here's what I dont' understand. As far as I know only the marshlands have been contaminated by oil.

Who the heck vacations in marshlands?

There has been no ecological damage to the gulf states as far as I know.

The only thing that has happened is GOP fear. And the sheeple followed right along.

So now, every time something happens they plaster it on the MSM to get you all afraid and flustered.

Do you have any idea how important the marsh and wetlands are to coastal Louisiana, not to mention the wildlife who have their young there? No one vacations there, but it's very important. Look it up sometime, you'll be surprised how important it is.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 03:28 AM

Originally posted by 5senses
Thanks to redhatty on page one for her link to the local newspaper info. They say it was an abandoned well and that there are a lot like this one in the area. Hmmm why were they abandoned if they still have the potential to release oil etc...?

If they're gonna abandone them, why didn't they close them all up?

probably because the oil company secret is that "in time" the wells refill with oil created from places like the Macando Formation where deepwater horizon is gushing.
the oil drillers will quietly restart oil production at those formerly abandoned 'dry' wells... charge the consumer for drilling costs,
take off their outlays in capital in cost to produce the (new) oil well..
pocket the profits, pocket the supposed infrastructure costs in tax benefits,
they continue this not so much for the consumer but for the elite execs. 'Bonus Monies'...
the standard operations cover up this hushed-secret fountain of wealth

recall the (NYSE: XTO) that was selling for $5 share around 1999-2000
.. for tons of empty, dried up wells... then viola' its been above $50+ for the last several years now...

same scenario... the shut down well do recover, some well faster than others,,, depending on the strata formations & the supply reserviors deep underground seeping upwards. (abiotic oil replenishment, with 'time' the only expense)

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 04:27 AM
reply to post by seanizle

Just Wondering is a BP Shareholder! Does that just possibly answer your question?

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 07:47 AM
reply to post by wiser3

Well that would explain a couple of things. It seems the only thing some BP shareholders care about is wether they are going to lose any money no matter what happens to the environment.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 07:59 AM
reply to post by DEEZNUTZ

You know even if the well wasn't marked the dredge company should have made sure that there was no something that could have been damaged or been in the path of the dredge. I have worked on dredge boats for a cople years myself and I know we had charts and were told about things that were in the water, but we took it upon ourselves to verify what was where and if something was missed on the charts we made sure it was marked. I would think if your dredging in an area where there are old wells you should be damn certain that there is not one in the area. This is one of those things where everybody is going to blame everybody else. Dredge company blames the state for not having it marked and the state blames the dredge company for not making sure there weren't any obstructions where they are dredging. I look at this way and both sides were at fault and guarantee noone takes the blame.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:56 AM

Originally posted by cosmo740
This is the WORST man made disaster I have ever lived to see.

Obviously you have not lived very long or looked very far. There are many more disasters in the world - which is not to belittle the enormity of the Gulf disaster - but to make a statement like that is myopic and ill-informed.

Try looking up Amazon and DU just to get you started.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:28 AM
This is beginning to bother me. A tugboat has no business in the marsh where this event occured. Most abandoned wells aren't capable of that kind of flow rate. It's almost as if they want oil on the Louisiana coast. This doesn't pass the smell test.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:30 AM
TPTB are just trying to find any excuse for the seeping in the gulf. What they are NOT saying is that there are more and more earthquakes happening all around the world. This is most likely pulling the plates apart and allowing the oil traps to break open causing the oil to seep to the surface. I don't think it was BP's fault that the well blew up, I think they are just trying to find a scapegoat so the People don't question what is really going on.

"Everything is normal, nothing to see here. What, you felt the ground shake? You must be mistaken. What, colder then normal temps in the southern hemisphere, well that is just the sun. Hotter then normal temps in the northern hemisphere, that is just global warming, err, I mean Climate Change. Believe me, I have letters after my name and the government signs my checks."

It's the sun (not really), we are suppose to have a solar max going on with a lot of CMEs, but the sun is quiet. Earthquakes are happening with greater intensity and not where they are suppose to happen (or at least rare where they are happening). Floods in China and the UK, sinkholes appearing all over the world, with land slides.... Oh yeah, like the sun alone can do that. It would take a large gravity force to cause the havoc that we are seeing today.

So, I smell Bovine Excrement on this one. 500% pure, fresh from the cow, manure.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 09:37 AM
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posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 11:12 AM
reply to post by tsurfer2000h

Yes those are valid points, but when you throw something together and rush it like Jindall did then things often get overlooked.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 11:57 AM
Crews Work to Cap New Louisiana Oil Leak Near Gulf
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
By Staff, Associated Press

New Orleans (AP) - A parish councilman in Louisiana says the oil, gas and water spewing from an abandoned well north of Barataria Bay will soon be stopped if all goes well.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says the well not far from the Gulf of Mexico could be shut off by noon Wednesday.

A wild well company is working on the spewing wellhead that was hit by a barge in a coastal inlet early Tuesday.

About 6,000 feet of containment boom is in place around the site. Authorities say the mile-long slick from the latest leak is small compared with BP's massive Gulf spill.

The Coast Guard says a towboat was pushing the barge on Mud Lake when it hit the wellhead. The Coast Guard says the towboat captain told investigators the well was not lit as required.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 01:23 PM
okay heres my two cents BP dod contracted for fuel our congress was in bed with causes huge disaster in gulf heading for the marsh lands the axe is about to fall on them and people will relize our government has been playin house with BP and our regulators overlooked on purpose many violations.

that said if this mystery well is now leaking into the coastal marsh lands it will free BP of blame and there fore exhonorate the government officials.

the invisible scape goat just in the nick of time

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 02:17 PM
Watch the exterminator on A&E tonight at 9.You will see what the gulf really looks like.The guy put his hand in the water and the oil was about a half foot thick in some places.So for those that think it's all the show and see for yourself.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 03:03 PM
all this oil pissing out from well's! I thought that we was running out of oil? Seem not! HAHAHA. To think people fall for that crop.

[edit on 28-7-2010 by irishspirit]

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 04:28 PM
It's a self-sustaining catastrophe, a never ending vicious circle with no end in sight.

posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 04:29 PM
this is bull# people just cant take a break from oil

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