Thursday, June 03, 2010

Corporate Greed at its worst

posted by The Vidiot @ 7:53 AM Permalink

IF this is true:
I spoke to several people who have a work history with BP, and two of them told me they are certain that British Petroleum is NOT trying to stop the oil coming out of the well. What they are trying to do, I was told, is SAVE the oil well so that they can capture the oil and sell it.
Then our economic system is even more dangerous than I thought it was... and believe me, I thought it was pretty damn bad before.

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At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does seem somewhat apparent that there is only one major source where the oil is coming out.

It seems, by simply dropping 10 or fifty tons of steel plate on top of that restricted area, and then setting off a "MOAB" directly above the well head ... it would dynamcally compress the ground at least a hundred feet in diameter, and at least a hundred feet down (especially with what the water pressure already is at that depth), seems to me it would definitely completely close up the comparatively thin pipe that travels further into the seabed.

But then, THAT wellhead could not be used again, and obviously it is very productive.

After all now, this is British Petroleum, and England is still a far way away.


At 7:20 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

though, the problem with your idea is what if there are now too many fissures. dropping the plate and pushing it down might cause oil to squirt out the edges. like pressing a spot on an egg. the egg will crack all over.

I think it's much much worse than most of us can even imagine.

At 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think that the pipe is still undamaged once you go more than a dozen or so feet below the sea bed.

Eventually, they will be able to drill down a couple of hundred feet or more and intercept the existing pipe to divert its flow entirely. It's simply having the technological infrastructure in place to accomplish this that is the time-consuming problem.

As it is, a slowly seeping fountainhead seems to me to be a better situation than a free-flowing one.



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