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The jaws of life just opened the pipe and oil is spewing

Old 06-01-2010, 06:19 PM
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Default The jaws of life just opened the pipe and oil is spewing

Does anyone know what is going on now with BP. I saw what looked to be the jaws of life just sitting on a pipe now it is gushing oil. I hope that is a good thing to stop the leak. Updates?

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:25 PM
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BP's web site has a pretty good explanation. They are cutting the riser closer to the BOP. The section of the riser still attached to the BOP has a cable harness on it attached to the surface taking the load. I assume they are doing this so that when the cut the riser at the top of the BOP using the diamond wire, the riser doesn't sheer off and give a ragged surface. They need a true surface to seal the LMRP cap.

Looks like they just severed the pipe.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:31 PM
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Oh, man.....

I guess they had to do that to implement the CAP.......
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:34 PM
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Looks like they could have crimped it nearly shut with that thing?
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:39 AM
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Yeah, check the main thread, I post good updates when I have them.

Also, check the Deepwater site:
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