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

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

    BP announced Saturday that its 'top kill' effort to stop the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico has failed.
    After three days in which BP said it pumped more than 30,000 barrels of drilling lubricant known as mud into the runaway wells blowout preventer, BP engineers determined it was time to try something else, BP's chief operating officer Doug Suttles said.

    He said the decision was made in consultation with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Energy Secrtary Steven Chu, a Nobel prize winner in physics.

    BP's next option involves cutting off the failed, leaking riser at the top of the blowout preventer to get a clean-cut surface on the pipe. Then the company will install a cap with a sealing grommet that would be connected to a new riser from the Discoverer Enterprise drillship, with the hopes of capturing most of the oil and gas flowing from the well.

    Engineers had hoped the mud pumped into the blowout preventer under the top kill method iwould accumulate and prevent the crude oil and gas from continuing to flow.
    Question: Why isn't a demolition crew being sent in to seal the leak the old fashioned way? Does that not work with underwater drilling?

    Just asking.

    This whole situation including the government's handling of it is sickening.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
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    Question: Why isn't a demolition crew being sent in to seal the leak the old fashioned way? Does that not work with underwater drilling?

    Just asking.

    This whole situation including the government's handling of it is sickening.
    Just plug the damn hole.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak



    Question: Why isn't a demolition crew being sent in to seal the leak the old fashioned way? Does that not work with underwater drilling?

    Just asking.

    This whole situation including the government's handling of it is sickening.
    And why isn't the device Kevin Costner is promoting that has proven to be successful at removing the oil from the water not even being heard by BP or the administration?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And why isn't the device Kevin Costner is promoting that has proven to be successful at removing the oil from the water not even being heard by BP or the administration?
    It is, BP has been testing it.
    Link: http://www.thewilltodrill.com/2010/0...oming-to-help/
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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak



    Question: Why isn't a demolition crew being sent in to seal the leak the old fashioned way? Does that not work with underwater drilling?

    Just asking.

    This whole situation including the government's handling of it is sickening.

    The technology required to set off explosives at that depth might not exist. I'm not sure. I'm sure it was considered and found to be unviable due to the fact it could make it worse by widening the hole etc..


    Nearly every expert in the field that I have heard talk has said everything that is being done now is for show so it appears are doing something, and that the only way they will be able to stop the flow of oil is by drilling another well, which will take months. We will be seeing oil come out of the ocean floor in August...and there is going to be hell to pay, the American people are getting more and more frustrated with this everyday.
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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    The pressure down there is probably too immense to send actual people down to work on it. It's supposed to be several thousand pounds PSI. In fact, I heard that some of the machines being sent down there have windows that are 9 inches thick of tempered glass, and that anything less would cause them to pretty much immediately shatter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The pressure down there is probably too immense to send actual people down to work on it. It's supposed to be several thousand pounds PSI. In fact, I heard that some of the machines being sent down there have windows that are 9 inches thick of tempered glass, and that anything less would cause them to pretty much immediately shatter.
    And you can thank the beloved environmentalists for pushing us out into the middle of freaking nowhere to have to drill. If this were on land or in shallow water, this would have been capped by Day 2.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
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    Question: Why isn't a demolition crew being sent in to seal the leak the old fashioned way? Does that not work with underwater drilling?
    Brilliant! Next time you have a leak in a tire, just stuff a chery bomb in it and kaboom, leak sealed!

    Next time you get cut and start bleeding, jam some firecrackers in there and pop-poapop-popop your arm is healed!

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

    I was wondering why they can't service the BOP's seals, refill it's hydraulics and then activate it. I mean the damn thing tried to close, it just couldn't because of a leak. I'm no engineer but it seems to me that a hydraulic leak on a piece of equipment should be faster/better/cheaper than plugging the well.

    Alternatively, BOPs are designed to stack on top of each other. Can't they attach another BOP unit to this stack and flip the switch?
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    Re: BP announces 'top kill' has failed to stop Gulf oil leak

    Jesus ****ing christ

    I swear to god these numbnuts at BP are really a bunch of bull****. An absolute waste of space and a scourge of humanity. After they destroy the earth in the process of playing around with this **** maybe they'll be kind enough to just off theirselves.
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