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My father works for BP and is pretty well respected in the engineering community. He was telling me that it wasn't BP that owned that rig out there, they were on a contract with another company, or something of that sort, and it wasn't BP's fault that any of this is happening. He also didn't like the idea of putting the dome over the well, he thought that drilling into the well and filling it with cement would be the better option, and that idea floated around for a while as well.
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post #22 of 74
If they put a dome over it can't they put a hole in it and attach a line so they can pump the oil out?
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post #23 of 74
Better than sitting around all day with their thumbs up their asses going, "Whose fault was this?"
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Fail idea is fail.
    
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My father works for BP and is pretty well respected in the engineering community. He was telling me that it wasn't BP that owned that rig out there, they were on a contract with another company, or something of that sort, and it wasn't BP's fault that any of this is happening. He also didn't like the idea of putting the dome over the well, he thought that drilling into the well and filling it with cement would be the better option, and that idea floated around for a while as well.
The issue with that plan is it will take too long, months actually.
I was talking with my father who was on the board of directors for maxis back before it got bought out. It's pretty much a no win situation at this point. Unless we get really lucky with the dome, a crap ton of oil is going to spill before this is fixed.
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post #26 of 74
This dome idea is horrible. It really is like putting a bandaid on it. Even if the dome makes a seal the oil will continue to bubble up and seep through the sediments on the seafloor. When that happens two things are going to happen. The first the oil will bond with the sediment on the seafloor contaminating it nearly forever. The part not stuck to the sediment will eventually rise and spread through the water column and make its way to the beaches in the Gulf.
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*coughs* sooo is anyone interested in preparing a "crisis" shelter... kinda like a Vault-Tec vault but much cooler and having more room
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Whatever bacterium evolves a way to eat this oil is going to be king of the sea........
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Whatever bacterium evolves a way to eat this oil is going to be king of the sea........
To true. They work quickly but don't regenerate very well is the bad part. It's a good thing (as if any of this was really good) this happened in the Gulf and the water is warm that should help a bit. Let's just hope for no large storms that want to come ripping through the Gulf.
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post #30 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
My father works for BP and is pretty well respected in the engineering community. He was telling me that it wasn't BP that owned that rig out there, they were on a contract with another company, or something of that sort, and it wasn't BP's fault that any of this is happening. He also didn't like the idea of putting the dome over the well, he thought that drilling into the well and filling it with cement would be the better option, and that idea floated around for a while as well.
The rig, Depp water horizon was owned & operated by Transocean.

BP leases the use of theses rigs to drill for oil in areas it has rights to.

Most people are pointing the finger at BP because of its size and power, even though the day to day operation and safety on the rig would have been Transoceans responsibility. BP also have deeper pockets when it comes to the lawsuits.
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