posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 07:07 PM
Originally posted by AuntB
Advocate had an article today....Officials seek gas source
From the article:
I wonder why this sinkhole is producing crude that is not normal for the state?
Red flag! To me this is such an abnormal thing going on.
That the oil has sulfur content is not unheard of, although Louisiana is more often known for its “sweet” crude, which has a
low sulfur content. “Sour” crude has higher sulfur content.
Can't wait to see what effect all the rain will have. As for the cannon.... God Bless'em might as well have some fun.
I remember reading in one of the reports that they think the high sulfur content was from trapped vegetation that was exposed when the sinkhole opened
up. The bigger problem though is the hydrogen sulfide. I don't think I have seen anything being said about the actual source of the H2S. Is it getting
into the oil stream from the rotting vegetation or is it a part of the oil itself. If it is from the vegetation it will eventually play itself out.
However, if it is in the oil that is bubbling up from under and/or around the salt it won't get any better until they can control the oil. And if the
oil seepage gets worse then, assuming the H2S is in the oil, the H2S problem can only get worse.
They really need to determine the source of the oil and take appropriate action to alleviate it.
Originally posted by AuntB
Here is another interesting thing for the citizens of Bayou Corne... a health survey. This is interesting that they are now collecting this info
again. I recall a survey was done earlier and it was basically shrugged off IMO.
Bayou Corne Health Survey
edit on 10-12-2012 by AuntB because: typo
Please note they are collecting employment data.... are they hoping to place health issue blame elsewhere???
edit on 10-12-2012 by AuntB
because: (no reason given)
An operation to cover their a$$et$ would not surprise me at all. That is a typical lawyer tactic and there has been more than enough time for the pin
stripe sharks to sink their teeth into this one. Plus, there is hardly a job in industry that doesn't have it's own health risks. So taking a survey
of health problems along with employment information would be an easy way to bump some of the residents out of the settlement pool, or at least to the
Originally posted by CajunBoy
reply to post by AuntB
The Macando well was the same. Had a very high methane content.
That is true. The methane content of the Deepwater Horizon was many times the normal amount for shallower wells.
If you remember seeing the underwater video feeds right around the well you would have seen wisps of material that looked a little like shredded rags
floating down to the sea floor. In fact that was the methane that had become methane hydrate because of the low temperature and high pressure falling
down to the bottom.
The methane, being much lighter than water, would have floated up for a while and as soon as it was converted to methane hydrate it would then be
heavier than water and drift lazily back down to the bottom.
edit on 10-12-2012 by happykat39 because: added info