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Old 07-15-2010, 04:54 PM
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Well lets hope it holds and then we can be glad they did not listen to the gov. on what to do.

I just read that BP is not being investigated for controlling the release of the guy that was in jail for the Lockerbee plane crash. Seems that Libia was not going to let them drill unless the guy was released. He was only sapposed to live for a few weeks but he is still alive. These guys at BP make me want to PUKE.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:10 PM
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According to the BBC:

BP says oil has stopped leaking

BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well.

It is the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on 20 April.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-c...584?print=true
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:26 PM
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All they can do now is hope the valves hold till the sidebores are drilled and the mud and concrete are pumped in to seal it.
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Depends on your definition of 'ok'.

There's still oil on the beaches of Prince William Sound 22 years after the fact. Even after all the money spent on cleanup, best estimates say they only got 20% of it. Actual number is probably closer to 12-15.
The difference between Prince William Sound and the Gulf is the temperature and it's a HUGE difference. Oil spills in cold climates are far, far worse than warm climates. In cold climates the crude congeals and sinks to the bottom, in wam climates it disperses and is more easily attacked by microbs. Recovery is much faster.

This spill happened in 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixtoc_I_oil_spill

Prince William Sound
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov...topic_topic)=1

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:48 PM
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The difference between Prince William Sound and the Gulf is the temperature and it's a HUGE difference. Oil spills in cold climates are far, far worse than warm climates. In cold climates the crude congeals and sinks to the bottom, in wam climates it disperses and is more easily attacked by microbs. Recovery is much faster.

This spill happened in 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixtoc_I_oil_spill

Prince William Sound
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov...topic_topic)=1

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov...topic_topic)=1
I agree and saw the Arab Gulf off Kuwait after all the Oil was dumped in it ,Not a sign remained 3 years later.
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Thanks Wally I had never heard of a 'fluid hammer'.


I used to hear it in the middle of the night when the sprinklers channels when on and off til we got that situation fixed!!!
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So far so good...
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Subject: Industry Push 17Jul2010

*UPDATES*

*Panama City, FL: Panama City at St. Andrew's Pass remains open with no restrictions. The deployment of booms around the installed pilings will not impede traffic. The expected completion of the piling and boom construction is now 19Jul2010. The boom testing exercise scheduled for 19Jul2010 at St. Andrews Pass in Panama City FL is postponed until further notice.

*Walton County: As of 7/10/10 boom had been prepositioned at Tucker Bayou and ready for deployment in the event of oil impact. The boom is currently not impacting the ICW and is pending approval.


Good afternoon,

-All ports remain open with no restrictions; the ICW remains open with no restrictions.

-To date, the Mobile MTSRU has facilitated the decontamination of 6 commercial vessels.

-The Tuesday and Thursday Industry Conference Call number has changed beginning 08Jul2010. The new number is 251.445.1600. The conference pin is 92030#. The conference call time of 1400 (2:00 pm) is still the same.

-There is a safety zone now in effect in the Mobile COTP zone. Vessels may not come within 20m of booming operations, boom, or oil spill response organizations under penalty of law. In areas where vessels cannot avoid the 20m rule, they are required to be cautious of boom and boom operations by transiting at a safe speed and distance.

-The increased threat of oil within the ICW exists, as a result we are seeing more vessels that may require visual inspection and/or gross decontamination. It is important to note that visual inspections and gross decontamination will start 30 minutes after sunrise and secure 30 minutes before sunset so vessel Captains should plan their transits accordingly. Please be aware that if there is ANY doubt as to the condition of the vessels hull, the barges hull, and/or the areas in between a visual inspection must be completed.

-The following is a link to the Homeport Mobile, AL site: http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal...Id=1&cotpId=37 . The website lists port status as well as all MSIB's. We encourage you to use this in conjunction w/e-mail and phone contact to answer any questions or concerns.

-Please be advised that the self-assessment forms and decontamination procedural processes must be used to ensure timely tracking of vessels and allocation of resources for decontamination. All vessels entering port must complete and fax/e-mail the assessment 6 hours prior to arrival; if the vessel is sheening, the vessel MUST proceed through gross decontamination before entry will be allowed into port.

In addition the following Bay's and Pass's have restricted navigation as listed:

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MISSISSIPPI:
- Bay St. Louis: Bay closed to all vessel traffic. Boom movement will be coordinated on marine VHF channels 13 and 16.

- Biloxi Bay: Biloxi Bay near the southeastern portion of Deer Island due to booming operations. This area will be closed during flood tide and open during ebb. Movement of the boom can be coordinated with BP contracted vessels on marine VHF channels 13 and 16.

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ALABAMA:
- Perdido Pass: Closed to all vessel traffic during flood tide, open during ebb tide.

- Weeks Bay: Closed to all vessel traffic. Boom movement will be coordinated on marine VHF channel 16.

- Dog River: Closed to all vessel traffic during flood tide. Boom movement will be coordinated on marine VHF channel 16.

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FLORIDA:
- Destin Pass: During an imminent threat of oil the pass will be closed during flood tide; until that time it will be open to all vessels during both flood and ebb tides. Boom movement will be coordinated on marine VHF channels 16, 68, and 78.

- Pensacola Pass: During an imminent threat of oil the pass will be closed during flood tide; until that time it will be open to all vessels during both flood and ebb tides. Boom movement will be coordinated on marine VHF channels 16, 68, and 78.

- Walton County: As of 7/10/10 boom had been prepositioned at Tucker Bayou and ready for deployment in the event of oil impact. The boom is currently not impacting the ICW and is pending approval.

- Panama City, FL: Panama City at St. Andrew's Pass remains open with no restrictions. The deployment of booms around the installed pilings will not impede traffic. The expected completion of the piling and boom construction is now 19Jul2010. The boom testing exercise scheduled for 19Jul2010 at St. Andrews Pass in Panama City FL is postponed until further notice.
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The government wants bp to open th well again. They want to get a flow rate so they have and idea of how much leaked out so they know how much to fine them.
Since the well has been shut, there is a possibility of sand build up, if the well is opened for the 48 hours, it migh not be able to be cloesed again. What happens when you have oil sand and gas shooting t 7000 psi? You can cut through some serious sh!t. It can slice through all the lines valves and jumpers and we will be screwed for life.
They can do the same flow rate check with the q4000. They have the pressure in the well, we have the ability to rate our flow, then subtract that from the well pressure differences.
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