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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    505, you've given more actual content and substance in your last few posts than all of the other threads about this spill combined.

    Thank you.
    Thanks for the kind words Jerry. I'll try to figure out what has happened over the last 7 hours and post another summary.
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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Ok just watched this morning's footage in fast forward. Shortly after my last summary post they brought back the craw, clamped it on to the end of the riser where it had made it's cut earlier, and moved the riser around a little bit. Wire blade is definitely bound up. After jiggling the riser for a bit, they lowered another strap from the surface, and the ROV used it's manipulator to tie it around the end of the riser. Then they resumed advancing and retracting the pulleys on the DWS, which they were trying for several hours after cutting had stopped last night. After awhile it appears as though the blade was freed, DWS was removed from the riser, and it is now being toted back to the surface.

    Here is a shot that shows how far they got with the DWS before it bound up:



    And we can see how far that is by using this pic taken almost 90* to the DWS and taking note of the 3 distinct black lines on the riser:



    Cut line is directly under the second (left) of the two side by side parallel lines. The third (lower, single) black line would be just over half way, so my guess is that they are at roughly 35 - 40 % of the way through.

    Here is how the DWS was positioned originally:



    And again right after it was finally freed up:



    Getting word now from inside the ropes that they are just changing the blade and cleaning the machine... the amount of gas hydrates that were forming on the pulleys was substantial, and the saw was certainly getting blasted heavily by the plume. They are going to lower it back down later today, and orient the saw on a different rotational plane next time. This will hopefully open up the cut in the riser a little bit and make it so the inner drill string can be cut.

    And that's where we're at up until right now. On a side note, those DWS blades are ~10k a pop. Perhaps Tony Hayward will recycle the first one by giving it to his wife to use as a necklace? lol.
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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You can start in ANWAR.
    Besides ANWAR, which has a comparativey small oil reserve, where would you suggest drilling?
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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Besides ANWAR, which has a comparativey small oil reserve, where would you suggest drilling?
    We can begin with the Deepwater's relief wells....not by drilling, but by charging more in terifs.

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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    We can begin with the Deepwater's relief wells....not by drilling, but by charging more in terifs.
    What do tarriffs have to do with anything? BP should drill the relief wells and should pay for it, since it is their mess
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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What do tarriffs have to do with anything? BP should drill the relief wells and should pay for it, since it is their mess
    BP owns the lease for those relief wells. The only money America will ever see out of that oil is money gained from the oil terifs. Yes BP will drill the wells...it's their oil now, we sold the rights to the deposit to them.

    We should alter the deal and BP should pray we don't alter it any further

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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Ok just watched this morning's footage in fast forward. Shortly after my last summary post they brought back the craw, clamped it on to the end of the riser where it had made it's cut earlier, and moved the riser around a little bit. Wire blade is definitely bound up. After jiggling the riser for a bit, they lowered another strap from the surface, and the ROV used it's manipulator to tie it around the end of the riser. Then they resumed advancing and retracting the pulleys on the DWS, which they were trying for several hours after cutting had stopped last night. After awhile it appears as though the blade was freed, DWS was removed from the riser, and it is now being toted back to the surface.

    Here is a shot that shows how far they got with the DWS before it bound up:



    And we can see how far that is by using this pic taken almost 90* to the DWS and taking note of the 3 distinct black lines on the riser:



    Cut line is directly under the second (left) of the two side by side parallel lines. The third (lower, single) black line would be just over half way, so my guess is that they are at roughly 35 - 40 % of the way through.

    Here is how the DWS was positioned originally:



    And again right after it was finally freed up:



    Getting word now from inside the ropes that they are just changing the blade and cleaning the machine... the amount of gas hydrates that were forming on the pulleys was substantial, and the saw was certainly getting blasted heavily by the plume. They are going to lower it back down later today, and orient the saw on a different rotational plane next time. This will hopefully open up the cut in the riser a little bit and make it so the inner drill string can be cut.

    And that's where we're at up until right now. On a side note, those DWS blades are ~10k a pop. Perhaps Tony Hayward will recycle the first one by giving it to his wife to use as a necklace? lol.
    Any carpenter with even a little experience could have told them about how saws bind up.

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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Any carpenter with even a little experience could have told them about how saws bind up.
    They already knew.

    This is kinda what they do every day...

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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Obama decided to allow drilling off of the East Coast from Virginia down, if I remember correctly. And here in California, we most definitely do NOT want oil drilling, so I don't see why it should be forced upon us.
    You shouldn't have it forced upon you. However, when your state goes belly-up, because you're paying out more than your taking in, you shouldn't be allowed to be bailed out with my tax dollars. Espeically when you can do a little oil drilling and solve your problems.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Besides ANWAR, which has a comparativey small oil reserve, where would you suggest drilling?
    The GOM has some of the largest natural gas pockets in the world. We can start there.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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