"It's got lily-white sand, and frankly the oil didn't
really make it there. It was pretty well spared" CNN Report
Big Corexit Danger For Kids
In video: "...Little kids swimming in “milky brown”
water that used to be “emerald green”;
"Lord, they don’t know it’s not suppossed
to be brown"
More Oil Washes Up In Gulf Shores
GULF SHORES, Alabama - For the first time in more than five weeks, oil has impacted Gulf Shores. On Wednesday, massive amounts of oil and tar washed up near the pier at Gulf State Park, turning the sugar-white beaches an ugly brown. But what's even more disturbing....not one single BP clean-up or piece of beach-cleaning equipment could be found at the state park.
BP has drastically reduced its beach clean-up force because the company says they're not needed since oil has impacted local beaches in weeks. But the tropical disturbance in the Gulf churned up oil and pushed it onshore. Not one person assigned to clean-up the beach could be found for miles. Link _________________ Minds are like parachutes.
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I believe the reason they are letting Thad Allen do all the talking is precisely because he is not an oil drilling specialist. This ensures that he won't understand everything and as a result that his delivery will be confusing the public with the aim of discouraging any further attempts at understanding what is really going on.
I for one would like to see the schematics of a normal oil well in longitudinal and cross sections with all the technical words pointing to the relevant parts. This would help me understand.
August 14, 2010 12:18 PM
You statement that the leaks at the BOP only proves you don't know what you are talking about. They may be evidence and they may not. With a static well there would still be a pressure deferental between the inside and out side of the BOP. Oil an gas leaking out could be residual oil & gas left behind in the BOP and the 3000 ft of drillpipe that I believe was bypassed during the static kill process.
I am not saying the well is dead, in fact I believe it is leaking an as I have always believed the RW is the proper way to kill it. I am just saying don't jump to conclusions based on evedence that may or may not point in that direction. Most of my conclusions are based on 55 years in the oil patch.
August 14, 2010 3:41 PM
I appreciate your blog for what it is, humor is always nice,.." Mocondo " is sic. Jes' sayin'..
August 14, 2010 6:49 PM
Arabella 33 and BeePeeOilDisaster on their Youtube channel have been closely watching the live feeds and making records of some of the anomalies. I (Arabella33) Have witnessed the feed where the pressure gage showed an increase of pressure to 1500 (unfortunatly did not record it) and then dropped back to 800 within seconds. Than BeePeeOilDisateter recorded a further drop to less than 600 where it stayed. Go to BeePee to watch the pressure drop. Watch our videos to see the many anomalies caught and recorded.
“I started to vomit brown, and my pee was brown…
non-stop diarrhea unlike anything I’ve ever experienced”
"I'm still feeling terrible. I'm about to go to the doctor again right now.
I might end up in the hospital. I'm short of breath, the diarrhea has been
real bad, I still have discolouration in my urine, and the day before
yesterday I was coughing up white foam with brown spots in it."
BP, Allen, and US Gov. are now turning
....into an art form...
Why are they avoiding doing the relief well?
After All This, NOW They're Worried About the BOP
By eljefebob on August 16, 2010 11:48 AM | 6 Comments
Things keep getting curiouser and curiouser with the Well that Won't Die.
In his presser this morning, Adm Allen announced that they are still trying to decide what to do about the relief well, the weak components on the old BOP, and how they're going to approach the relief well, which is still just sitting there, a tantilizing 3 1/2 feet from the blowout wellbore. Dithering seems a strong word, but one I'll now use. You'll recall that right after BP started the surprise "well integrity test" back in July, they announced the surprise "static kill", characterizing it as low pressure, low risk, and an effort to "stabilize" the well. They pumped that procedure on August 3rd, and, declaring the well "static", then pumped 500 barrels of cement announcing that the entire job went right down the casing and out into the formation. That was 11 days ago.
Since, BP and Adm Allen raised the ominous possibility that there was something mysterious going on in the annulus, the space between the production casing and the intermediate casing. Adm Allen has gone on and on about 1,000 barrels of oil in the annulus, "near ambient" pressure testing, rising pressure, falling pressure, holding pressure, and bleeding pressure, to the bewilderment of everyone, including me. Kent Wells, the star of the BP "Technical" McBriefing's, where no technical data is provided, and only few questions are taken (notice I didn't say answered), has been AWOL since his last appearance 6 days ago. The purpose of the "new ambient" pressure test is still unclear, but, after being hounded for over a week by the DailyKos Gulf Watchers, the Admiral compelled BP to release the BOP pressure readings, but BP left out basic information like starting point, whether the well is shut in at the surface or seafloor, the fluid in the riser, etc, so the data is pretty much useless, like most other information that's been disclosed.
Today, the Admiral admitted that there were three components in the the BOP stack that is of concern; we know which ones those are, since we've been talking about them for over a month. The weak components are the flex joint, right on top of the old stack, the riser adapter, and what they call the transition spool are all rated below the other components in the stack, between 5,000 psi to 6,000 psi maximum working pressure. In each of these procedures that BP has undertaken, the top kill, the well integrity test, the injectivity tests, and static kill, the pressures that BP announced actually exceeded the rated pressures of at least one of those components. After performing all of these machinations, they are now suddenly concerned about pressure on the BOP, and are actually talking about changing out the entire stack before completing the bottom kill. What?
All of this delay and dithering is confusing, at best. Pulling the stack at this point is even more concerning, especially with drill pipe and God know what all inside, including the casing hanger. Had they followed the original plan of set the capping stack, hooking up the risers that were supposed to be completed in mid-July, and producing the well to the surface while they were killing it from below, all of this new discussion would be moot. This static kill, where they really have no idea where the cement and mud went, has only complicated matters, created more uncertainty, and absolutely more delay. The Admiral is clearly weary with all of the questions, snapping at a reporter today who was asking for a timeline saying, "It will happen when I say it happens. Seems to me that he was a little late to the "going over the rated pressures" party, and is not happy about it.
In the meantime, we're watching the tropical weather news every day.
According to CNN‘s report ‘Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor,’
University of South Florida researchers found oil on the seafloor “all along
their way” during a 10-day mission that did not come within 25 miles of
the BP blowout.
Scientists are now suggesting that the naturally occurring microbes are
not be able to breakdown the oil as anticipated. The crude is breaking
down “much slower” than was originally thought.
CNN adds, “The oil could well up onto the continental shelf and resurface
later, according to researchers.”
7 mins in: Fishermen are being asked to sign waivers where
they accept the responsibility for the catch being clean !?!
They see a slick at night and then it is covered in a white foam and
disappears. They want the real tests on the fish, tissue samples not
"While President Obama and state officials claim that the Gulf is 'open for business,' these fishermen say the spraying of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico is ongoing and they're concerned that seafood pulled from impacted waters is unsafe for eating."
"The tissue testing of this seafood is inadequate and testing for the toxic dispersants is non-existent." - Tracy Kuhns, Louisiana Bayoukeeper
"I think it is crucial for the public to be made aware of the concerns of the commercial fishermen. And if a commercial fisherman who makes his living off of those products doesn't want to deliver them to the public, the public needs to know why." - Chris Bryant, Commercial Fisherman
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They only function when open.
Top Gov. Scientist
Confirms Our Story :
TWO Wells Drilled
By BP - Not One
Dr Robert Bea, a top scientist on Pres. Obama's scientific team has just confirmed a story by Fintan Dunne which stated BP had altered video and drilled a SECOND undisclosed well, which could even now be leaking
Dr. Bea confirmed BP drilled the second well in Feb, 2010 --before it drilled the well which fatally exploded in late April. He said BP is hiding data from Federal scientists and so he cannot verify whether this second well is leaking or not.
The confirmation may have legal implications for senior BP executives who sold shares in BP after an accident at this previous well.
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