Gulf Oil leak

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by matthew809, May 30, 2010.

  1. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    OK man, I'll call the president of BP right now.
     
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  3. Smellsniffsniff Gravitomagnetism Heats the Sun Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks a million spidergoat.
     
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  5. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    You DO have a direct line to Satan!?!?

    And on that note, I suppose this same Red Phone can contact the "president" of Monsanto as well?
     
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  7. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    There are some perks to being one of the 12 Jew bankers that control the world.
     
  8. hypewaders Save Changes Registered Senior Member

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    The secret moonbase? I've always been especially jealous about that part.
     
  9. weed_eater_guy It ain't broke, don't fix it! Registered Senior Member

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    If we assume that BP, the U.S. Government, and all the inventors (both geniuses and crackpots alike) fail to ever stop this leak, how bad will this get? Are we thinking tainted beaches all the way up the North American east coast? Will every island in the Caribbean be rendered uninhabitable? Will it eventually leak it's way to European shores?

    I honestly don't know, has anyone else dug up any credible predictions?
     
  10. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    How big is the oil reserve? It could leak for a hundred years. People on the coast could burn sand in the winter to keep warm.
     
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  12. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    I thought peak oil meant that we already ran out of oil several years ago. How could it continue to leak for a hundred years?

    Umm... sarcasm.
     
  13. Dredd Dredd Registered Senior Member

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    One thing that seems prevalent everywhere, including this thread, is that we forget that this Gulf Oil Gusher event, as well as many others, could be the straw that breaks the camel's back, even equating to a K-T (killer-titanic) event.

    We do not yet know enough to weigh that lurking straw, but it is always less than increments of the "normal load capacity".
     
  14. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    Yes? I'm listening...:shh:
     
  15. Smellsniffsniff Gravitomagnetism Heats the Sun Registered Senior Member

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    How about putting an implosion bomb in the drilled oil hole? To collapse it? Simply a vacuum bomb?

    Hey, I didn't mean a REALLY BIG one, just a small vacuum pocket that implodes the walls. We evacuate the area first ofcourse...

    AND NOT A FATHER OF ALL BOMBS IN THERE, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT MAY LOOK

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  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    All concrete will set up (cure) under water. It actually cures better under water than it does above water. you can purchase a special type of cement at your local home improvement center or hardware store known as hydraulic cement.

    So put a form around the wellhead, pour in the cement and it will be encased within minutes!
     
  17. Smellsniffsniff Gravitomagnetism Heats the Sun Registered Senior Member

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    Given things a second thought I'd go with that idea instead of mine.
     
  18. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Because exploded walls cannot hold pressure. Oil can make it's way easily through cracks.
     
  19. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    That was the plan after the top kill was in place. You can't pour concrete into a flow of oil, it will get washed out. So, you pump in mud as a vast rate, which overcomes the oil pressure, forming a plug, then a concrete cap is poured. Sometimes, they do a series of mud, concrete, mud, concrete.
     
  20. The Esotericist Getting the message to Garcia Valued Senior Member

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  22. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    They have it capped.
     

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