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Old 05-11-2010, 05:48 PM
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This is the best way to contain the oil until the well is closed off. Leave it to the American farmer to solve the problem. Tells you something about good down to earth sense. Now will anyone listen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5SxX...ayer_embedded#!
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hay will absorb a bunch of oil then sell the blocks for fuel. My question is were is the guys from woodshole oceanagraphic with the alvins under water deep submersables these guys took all kinds of tax dollars and have subs that a mile under the sea is a walk in the park. Get them to go down and look at the well and plug it!
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How much hay to capture how much oil? Not sure, but my first impression is that all of the hay in the country does'nt cover a spill the size of Delaware. Lets try, by all means. but I'm doubtful...
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I doubt hay will stop it, the well has a 20000 PSI, the well
is 5000 ft below sea level, imagine the pressure of the water at that debt.
Is gushing like a fire hydrant hose surpassing the pressure of the water.

I say blow it up, maybe a baby nuke.
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Don't you just love the internet solutions to everything?

Used processed motor oil is a far cry from crude in terms of viscosity, density, etc. Many fractions are so htick they do not even pour at room temperatures.

It would be great if it was this easy, though....
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The fastest way to aleviate pressure is thru an explosion,
Volcanos, Physics teach us that, I don't know if there's other wells in the vicinity...

The russians had a similar problem in 63 on a Methane gas pipeline and the solution was to nuke it.

I had a friend that had a friend working on that rig,
he is missing (dead).

Anyway, if there isn't other wells close by, blast it with explosives
and the pressure of the water plus the sand will stop it...
if it doesn't,
I say blow that pipe and insert a small/larger diameter pipe on it,
the pressure of the water should contain a nice explosion at those depths...

A baby nuke will take care of it.

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Originally Posted by fidhhook54 View Post
The fastest way to aleviate pressure is thru an explosion,
Volcanos, Physics teach us that, I don't know if there's other wells in the vicinity...

The russians had a similar problem in 63 on a Methane gas pipeline and the solution was to nuke it.

I had a friend that had a friend working on that rig,
he is missing (dead).

Anyway, if there isn't other wells close by, blast it with explosives
and the pressure of the water plus the sand will stop it...
if it doesn't,
I say blow that pipe and insert a small/larger diameter pipe on it,
the pressure of the water should contain a nice explosion at those depths...

A baby nuke will take care of it.
Interesting, Fid - I would think it would also depend on how far under the seafloor the oil reservoir is if its too shallow you could open up the whole deposit ;?
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If it is too shallow even better and easier.
It isn't too shallow, otherwise it will not take 3 months to drill a new well...
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If your neighbor drills a well a hundred feet from yours, it is probably the same water source, but does your water pressure go down appreciably?
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Glacier - If your neighbor pumps enough water it does. Look at what happened in central Florida last winter when the farmers were trying to protect their crops. 100's of homeowners wells went dry and 100's of sink holes developed in just a matter of a few days.

http://www.wusf.usf.edu/news/2010/04...re_for_farmers
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
If your neighbor drills a well a hundred feet from yours, it is probably the same water source, but does your water pressure go down appreciably?
Sure, if the new well has way more pressure...
Sure that's what they have planned, drill a new well close to it,
and pump it with concrete till the concrete makes its way
where the pressure is coming from, however it will take 3 months
for a new well to be drilled...
they are working on that one, blowing it up is another solution however
there's no plan "B", if they blow it up.

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There was never a plan B and that is the main problem I guess.

I am really pizzed at this and I live nowhere near the area. Feel real bad for you folks - I keep thinking of that video we show at school that explains that enough solar energy this the US in one hour to power the entire world for a year and I think if there is one thing the government should for National Welfare and long term National Defense it is make this transition happen before its too late.
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
... My question is were is... (alvin) ...? ... !
Those resources are usually committed to various projects a year or more in advance. If the government has one under contract they might be able to divert to the gulf but it's just as likely they are all in the middle of an ocean or being refurbished after their last assignment.
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Now they have a plan to insert a smaller pipe on it,
after over a month, its the simplist solution, keep the box
to put some of our government elected officials on it.

How hard is to blow that riser and insert a smaller diameter pipe on it?
I don't see it being that hard...

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Joe the plumber could do it...
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to find a easy solution
to that problem.

Instead they been pissing money and time away...

They been trying to contain the oil, instead of repairing (fixing) the leak...

I flew over the gulf Wednesday, it looks really bad.

It might not work, however this should had been plan "A" from the getco:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_oil_spill

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They are confident it will work...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_oil_spill

I'm not a farmer, however I had taught about this since day one...
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BP has convinced me they have very little intention of fixing the leak--they are still trying to save the oil.

If they wanted to stop the leak, they would have planted some explosives around it and blown it up--let the earth fall back on to the well. They want the well to be serviceable.
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That's my inpression has well.

You do the math 210000 gallon' a day x 70 doll = 14 million doll a day,
they don't want it closed.

Probably they are "crying" for the lost revenue on that well...

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Originally Posted by fidhhook54 View Post
That's my inpression has well.

You do the math 210000 gallon' a day x 70 doll = 14 million doll a day,
they don't want it closed.

Probably they are "crying" for the lost revenue on that well...
check your math--- 70 doll is for per barrel

210,000 is gallons----- 42 gallons in barrel

I come up with 350k/day long way from 14 mil/day
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course i ain't got no idea what a "baby nuke" cost

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