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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    looks like the tophat has been removed (or blown off?).

    After another week I am more convinced than ever the well is compromised down the hole somewhere, and they are letting it blow full out to reduce as much pressure on the bore as possible. Any restriction on the output will just increase pressure in the bore.
  2. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    This planet has been nuked 2000+ times.. 1 more nuke to stop it would be a nothing burger..
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Saw it wiggling around this morning, and it is off at this time 1225 today, hanging there. Hm.

    There was some discussion of another mod, might be they are putting it on?

    ETA. Nope, the cap was damaged by collision by a ROV, they are repairing it according to MSNBC.

    A golden opportunity to stick a pitot tube in there and find the flow rate. Wonder it they thought of it?
  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    News Alert: Adm. Thad Allen -- Accident triggers removal of containment cap on oil geyser
    12:28 PM EDT Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday that an accident triggered the removal of a containment cap on the oil geyser. Officials are examining the cap to look for hydrate formation and hope to replace it on the gushing well.

    Separately, Allen said two people related to the spill response have been killed, one in a swimming pool accident and another on a vessel conducting oil skimming. He had no further details of the deaths.
  5. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    *tin foil* but the way this is presented makes this sound like some 007 stuff..
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Call it what ever you like. It is from the Washington Post. I normally include the Newspaper Id and Writer. I will go back and see if I can find the link for you non believers!
    here is the full freakin article !!!

    By Joel Achenbach
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010; 4:06 PM

    The gulf well is an uncapped geyser again after an accident forced officials Wednesday to remove the containment device that had been effectively capturing much of the gushing oil for weeks.
    This Story

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    Precisely what went wrong with the containment operation is unclear. BP announced that, at 9:45 a.m. engineers aboard the drillship Discoverer Enterprise noticed "liquids" escaping from a valve inside the vessel. A BP spokesman said the company suspects that it was sea water flowing up into the ship. Allen gave a slightly different account: He said that hydrocarbons rose through a water line that had been pumping hot water down to the seafloor to prevent methane hydrates from clogging the cap.
    What's certain is that something had gone wrong with a containment effort invented on the fly early this month. It created a hazardous situation on the ship, which has been rigidly connected to the well via a riser pipe and the containment cap. Engineers disengaged the cap and the riser. Scrutiny of the cap indicated that a vent had been inadvertently closed, possibly bumped by one of the many remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, that conduct the subsea operations, Allen said.
    Officials are studying the cap to see if it is now clogged with methane hydrates. They hope to be able to recap the well, though Allen did not give any timetable for that. The cap had managed to capture 16,668 barrels (700,056 gallons) of oil Tuesday; 10,429 more barrels (438,018 gallons) were flared through a separate containment operation using a line that leads to a different vessel, the Q4000.
    The total amount captured set a new record for the containment operation, but the Wednesday morning setback puts the future of the strategy in doubt.
    Complicating matters is that hurricane season is kicking into full gear. Allen said up to a week of preparation would be necessary to disengage vessels in advance of a tropical storm. A tropical wave in the Caribbean is moving to the west, slowly, and has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    The flaring operation continues, but the live video feed from the gulf shows a scene not witnessed for weeks: a plume of oil and gas surging from the sheared-off pipe atop the well's blowout preventer. The overall flow has been estimated by the government at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels (1.47 million to 2.52 million gallons) a day.
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    This was not the first accident involving the ROVs, which are operated by technicians on surface ships. Weeks ago, an ROV bumped a pipe that was being used to siphon oil from the collapsed riser pipe and temporarily shut down that containment operation.
    "I think the fact that we've had two bumps that have had consequences associated with them in the 60-plus days we've been doing the response, it's a pretty good record," Allen said.

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    Have a nice day. %&*^%$^*
  7. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    no no no.. I mean MY comment was a bit tin foily ..not yours. Sorry for the cornfusion.
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    tac: "Have a nice day. %&*^%$^*"


    Sorry if I Jumped the proverbial gun; but I surf: "the oil drum";ASPO; latoc; above top secret, Kunstsler'and Heinberg's sites with morning coffee : the general mood of the energy world is pretty foreboding re: macondo 252. lots of talk about an expected complete blow out.
  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    It's the heat.... it was making me crazy. My apologies !!! I posted that during a sweat cool down break. I ripped out a kitchen jalosy window completely, reframed hole, installed room air conditioner, sealed and secured that, and finally got it fired up about 8:30 this evening. I am in a much better mood now. I was a short tempered grouchy idiot. :oops:
  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Dijoo say sumthin??
  11. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    No harm, no foul.. carry on. :)
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