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18 June 2010

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William R. Cumming

I should have stated that BP was kicked out of the JIC on June 4th, 2010. Draw your own conclusions.

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MRW, you could be correct.
Maybe the massive tar sand surface mining under way can be played out to the very end and then the land restored to its former condition, just like the law says it should. Time will tell.

Certainly the experiment will be tried.

Jane, you could be right about how adding oxygen in any form to the oil flow could be hazardous. I was hoping that the oil is erupting so fast that added oxygen will be drawn into the mix and fellow-travel with the oil as it spreads out, thereby being right on hand to help oxidize it. I was conceptually hoping that
no added oxygen could creep upstream against the furious oil current back towards the pipe. Maybe the idea will spur thinking anyway.

I expect the Midwest and Great Lakes will be somewhat affected when volatile hydrocarbons escaping into the steamy Gulf air are drawn north with the air currents to fall back out in the rain all over the Midwest and the Great Lakes. So we really will be feeling some small measure of the Gulf's pain.

Walrus

As expected, the BP presentation blames the drilling crew.

There will be a gradual sacrifice of involved middle management by BP.

The trick is of course that if Two layers of management (ie. subordinate and his boss) can be "taken out" ie : Dead or confess to negligence, then those further up the chain are in the clear.

Think of Jack Ruby.

http://energycommerce.house.gov/documents/20100527/BP.Presentation.pdf

"Mad" Mike Adams

"His solution? A small yield nuclear explosive in the bore hole. Opinions? pl"

Sure. Go for it... What could possibly go wrong?

MDA

ISL

Mini nuke would be a very bad idea. Methane bubble very unlikely.

Jake

Emma

Your only looking at depth from surface to ocean floor. That is just the one of the associated problems.

The IXTOC I Well was being drilled to "3 KM or 1.9 miles" in depth. The blowout occurred at a depth of approximately 11,800 feet below the sea floor when it blew.

That Emma is a deep well.

Its just not about the depth from the surface to the floor bed. Its a total pressure dynamics problem at these drilling depths. You must add the depth from the surface to the depth of where the blow out occurred to really appreciate the pressure dynamics adventure.

Now realize that this incident even 160ft (man diving depths)below sea level happened between June 3rd 1979 and was closed on or around March 23rd 1980. Almost a year...

Now also realize that this is NOT the only well leaking in the Gulf presently. Taylor Oil had 24 wells lost during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and some of these wells are still leaking though all capped but small amounts of oil are still leaking into the Gulf on a daily basis.

Jake

William Cummings "I should have stated that BP was kicked out of the JIC on June 4th, 2010. Draw your own conclusions."

You bet BP was kicked out and the Unified Area Command was moved to New Orleans on the 14th. The cat fight continues.

Add to this the Governors of the States of LA, Miss, Al and Fla all having a bad case of cranial rectal inversion and finger pointing blame while doing very little themselves.

Leading the pack of State stupidity is the Governor of Louisiana and he blamed the last Governor for her stupidity during Katrina.

I had Louisiana's spill recovery plan passed to me. The agency who put this so-called oil spill plan together should not be in charge of coastal restorations. They should be the Court Jesters. Its not a plan its a bunch of bull-sheet-rock.

If this is how we handle national disasters now and since Katrina. Boy are we "foxtrotted".....

Jake

The latest remote sensing reports are not good either....

"• Flow Rate Technical Group raised the
estimate of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico
to 35,000-60,000 barrels per day. Estimated
containment capacity of 40,000 - 53,000
barrels per day by 30 June, and 60,000 -
80,000 barrels per day by mid July. (SLB)

• Oil and gas recovered from TOP HAT over the
last 24 hour period: 16,026 barrels of oil and
33.3 million cubic ft of gas. (SLB)

• 9,269 barrels of oil and 17 million cubic feet of
gas flared in the last 24 hour period; rates
adjusted since meters were calibrated.
Reviewing heat dispersion modeling to see if
production rate can be increased. (SLB)

• Land encroachment in Alabama/Florida coast
obscured by thunderstorm. (CSTARS)

• Oil continues to move eastward, approaching
the Florida Panhandle. (CSTARS)

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I had Louisiana's spill recovery plan passed to me. The agency who put this so-called oil spill plan together should not be in charge of coastal restorations. They should be the Court Jesters. Its not a plan its a bunch of bull-sheet-rock.

William R. Cumming

Note and approved by the cognizant federal agency.

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