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Old 05-06-2010, 08:15 PM
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I think the real issue with this type of oil is how to extract it, right? It's my understanding that it takes MASSIVE amounts of water and I don't think there is enough water out there to support the effort.

totally agree about the interesting next few years thing.
Shell has a system for this.
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Right like you on #167 there is a BOP down there and it was activated ! the shear seal was unable to close maybe a joint in the tool string stopped it who knows?
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Right like you on #167 there is a BOP down there and it was activated ! the shear seal was unable to close maybe a joint in the tool string stopped it who knows?
Only Norway and Brazil have the remotely operated shutoff valve mandated. This is an addition to the backup system that obviously didn't work in the Gulf. I am from Norway but live in Tampa, more than a few of my friends in Norway have contacted me in disbelief. Right now I am just hoping the oil never reach the shores and ruin our beatiful coastline. Finacially I am glad I have my investment in Statoil...
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Only Norway and Brazil have the remotely operated shutoff valve mandated. This is an addition to the backup system that obviously didn't work in the Gulf. I am from Norway but live in Tampa, more than a few of my friends in Norway have contacted me in disbelief. Right now I am just hoping the oil never reach the shores and ruin our beatiful coastline. Finacially I am glad I have my investment in Statoil...
It was activated they had a Robot on it!
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It was activated they had a Robot on it!
That's what I read too and still 5K barrels a day pouring out.. Not good at all.
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That's what I read too and still 5K barrels a day pouring out.. Not good at all.

there is a tool string through the BOP how do you close it?
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Its been many years but I used to work for a Well Perforator that covered Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Reason I bring this up is we used to use shape type charges to cut holes in the casing for fracking. Could the same or similar technology be used to melt the BOP down, thus plugging the well?
They have some special ship coming in the plan is to cut the riser off above the BOP in a straight section of it that still remains then Place another one on top then shut it down, this is what I read today.
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Right like you on #167 there is a BOP down there and it was activated ! the shear seal was unable to close maybe a joint in the tool string stopped it who knows?
No one knows if there was a BOP or not. Big Oil lobbied the Oil Administration to let them slide on that safety item because it was "too expensive"($500,000). Doesn't sound so expensive now does it...
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No one knows if there was a BOP or not. Big Oil lobbied the Oil Administration to let them slide on that safety item because it was "too expensive"($500,000). Doesn't sound so expensive now does it...
No Cat there is a BOP there and BP has given Obama and the Democrats more money than anyone!


Here ya Go: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.html Enjoy!!

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