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69. Oil catcher dome hits snag near leak site: BP exec
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6471YL20100508?fe...

(Reuters) - BP Plc hit a snag in its efforts to lower a giant containment dome to trap oil from a blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well on the sea floor that could take two days to troubleshoot, a BP executive said on Saturday.


BP engineers encountered flammable hydrate formations while lowering the four-story structure onto the leak, said Doug Suttles, the company's chief operating officer.

"I wouldn't say it's failed yet," Suttles said.

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  -The dome has landed... SidDithers  May-07-10 09:27 PM   #0 
  - Link to AP story...  SidDithers   May-07-10 09:31 PM   #1 
  - About f'n time  BeFree   May-08-10 09:40 AM   #47 
  - CNN is reporting that it's not in place yet.  lonestarnot   May-07-10 09:31 PM   #2 
  - Also not the size of a house, unless it's a 4 story house.  lonestarnot   May-07-10 09:33 PM   #4 
  - Reuters is reporting it as down too...  SidDithers   May-07-10 09:36 PM   #5 
  - CNN said something about being put in place around midnight. Google news  lonestarnot   May-07-10 09:42 PM   #11 
     - Me too :)...nt  SidDithers   May-07-10 09:44 PM   #12 
        - here's a link to what I've been blathering about.  lonestarnot   May-07-10 09:51 PM   #15 
           - Got it. Thanks for posting that...nt  SidDithers   May-07-10 09:55 PM   #16 
  - As I read it, it is in place, but not attached to a pipe, yet.  tekisui   May-07-10 09:40 PM   #9 
     - Yeah...  SidDithers   May-07-10 09:42 PM   #10 
  - Yeah. Not out of the woods, but it will be a good temporary lessening  tekisui   May-07-10 09:32 PM   #3 
  - Agreed...  SidDithers   May-07-10 09:37 PM   #7 
  - I'll take any fuckingthing that will slow it down, just so they don't make it worse. I'm nervous  lonestarnot   May-07-10 09:45 PM   #13 
     - Unfortunately they haven't called me yet  MattBaggins   May-08-10 09:48 AM   #48 
  - What I'd love to see is video of them connecting the pipes  kentauros   May-07-10 09:37 PM   #6 
  - Me too, like a space landing.  lonestarnot   May-07-10 09:45 PM   #14 
  - You KNOW that there is video. Just hope that it's "leaked" soon...  XOKCowboy   May-07-10 10:03 PM   #17 
  - midnight eastern time crap will be in place.  lonestarnot   May-07-10 10:04 PM   #18 
  - this is good news. now i am wishin.... ok ship sailed, that they did this way back  seabeyond   May-07-10 09:38 PM   #8 
  - Here's a picture of it:  PassingFair   May-07-10 10:04 PM   #19 
  - That's not it.  Blue-Jay   May-07-10 10:38 PM   #25 
     - LOL to you and Passingfair!  Ishoutandscream2   May-08-10 03:41 PM   #68 
  - I'm confused.. if the dome is sitting on the bottom then it must be on top of the damaged pipe..  DCBob   May-07-10 10:12 PM   #20 
  - I Was Thinking The Same Thing  Beetwasher   May-07-10 10:16 PM   #22 
  - Yeah, since the pipe must be very strong and the pressure very high then..  DCBob   May-07-10 10:22 PM   #23 
  - I think the dome has a slot cut in one side to admit the pipe. nt  Blues Heron   May-07-10 11:04 PM   #27 
     - yeah, that would work but tricky getting it placed just right.  DCBob   May-08-10 12:47 AM   #30 
     - The ultimate video game  Beetwasher   May-08-10 08:40 AM   #39 
     - Ahh! of course,duh  Beetwasher   May-08-10 08:38 AM   #38 
  - Um, not soda straws. Pipes are designed to withstand thousands...  TheMadMonk   May-07-10 10:37 PM   #24 
  - not with sand in it! eom  flyarm   May-07-10 11:06 PM   #28 
  - I found this helpful:  tekisui   May-08-10 12:59 AM   #31 
  - Good link...  SidDithers   May-08-10 08:41 AM   #40 
  - That explains it very well. I had not seen those details anywhere else..  DCBob   May-08-10 07:16 PM   #96 
  - There's a slot in the side of the dome that fits over the pipe...  SidDithers   May-08-10 08:36 AM   #36 
  - They are sealing the end leak first. Maybe this image will help.  Statistical   May-08-10 09:34 AM   #45 
  - Kick For Hopin'  Beetwasher   May-07-10 10:15 PM   #21 
  - la de fucking da..and you will know it is not leaking oil from the sides how??  flyarm   May-07-10 11:02 PM   #26 
  - I have to say I can't agree with the groups in Florida and their claim relative to the Exxon Valdez.  cherokeeprogressive   May-08-10 01:05 AM   #32 
  - no you can't see it..they are keeping reporters out! and You can't see what is under the water! You  flyarm   May-08-10 01:26 AM   #33 
     - Three questions:  cherokeeprogressive   May-08-10 01:36 AM   #34 
        - How much oil, then? Eh?  BeFree   May-08-10 09:59 AM   #50 
        - Maybe this will answer some of your questions.,because the truth is being hidden from us ..perhaps?  flyarm   May-08-10 10:12 AM   #51 
  - You're right. They should do nothing...  SidDithers   May-08-10 08:37 AM   #37 
  - nothing is no option..but the truth would damn well help! Of that we are getting almost nothing!  flyarm   May-08-10 10:58 AM   #55 
  - No one here believes a fucking word they say.  lonestarnot   May-08-10 09:16 AM   #44 
  - You'll know because of math.  tranche   May-08-10 12:28 PM   #66 
  - Unrec  Nikki Stone1   May-07-10 11:40 PM   #29 
  - Maybe I should go trolling for recs at another board...  SidDithers   May-08-10 08:28 AM   #35 
  - Good news, but a couple of things bear repeating  IDemo   May-08-10 08:52 AM   #41 
  - You're right...  SidDithers   May-08-10 09:08 AM   #43 
  - I know there will be a pipe connected to the dome  IDemo   May-08-10 09:51 AM   #49 
  - A drill ship will be collecting oil and gas for next 90+ days.  Statistical   May-08-10 09:38 AM   #46 
  - this has never been done before at that depth..and will you know how much they can really capture..  flyarm   May-08-10 10:29 AM   #53 
  - When I hear "the dome has arrived" I think of this:  Catshrink   May-08-10 09:04 AM   #42 
  - It will catch 85% or 170,000 gallons... oil is leaking 200,000 gallons a day....  lib2DaBone   May-08-10 10:14 AM   #52 
  - and that is if..a big if..this thing works..and it has never been done at that depth before..  flyarm   May-08-10 10:36 AM   #54 
  - Apparently it's easier to have hope that BP and the gov't will take care of this...  jus_the_facts   May-08-10 10:59 AM   #56 
     - blind faith and blind obedience..nothing more dangerous to all of us!  flyarm   May-08-10 11:05 AM   #58 
        - Exactly....it's a symphony of destruction....  jus_the_facts   May-08-10 11:20 AM   #63 
  - That would be a big improvement  slackmaster   May-08-10 11:01 AM   #57 
     - and how will you ever know how much was captured..oh yeah..you won't!  flyarm   May-08-10 11:07 AM   #59 
        - That's what they're hoping you'll believe  slackmaster   May-08-10 11:10 AM   #60 
           - I don't have to hope or believe any shit..all i have to do is walk in my backyard ..the Beaches of  flyarm   May-08-10 11:13 AM   #61 
              - What does that have to do with 80% reduction in oil flow?  Statistical   May-08-10 11:16 AM   #62 
                 - How do you know how much will be contained????? YOU DON"T !  flyarm   May-08-10 11:27 AM   #64 
                    - So they shouldn't do anything?  Statistical   May-08-10 11:30 AM   #65 
                       - They might as well be..their little placebo has failed..see link here,,,,,,,,  flyarm   May-08-10 03:38 PM   #67 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-10 03:46 PM   #71 
                             - can you read??.. THE DOME FAILED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  flyarm   May-08-10 03:59 PM   #75 
                                - The options they're evaluating...  SidDithers   May-08-10 04:04 PM   #78 
  - Oil catcher dome hits snag near leak site: BP exec  steve2470   May-08-10 03:41 PM   #69 
  - thanks..read my post just above yours..I have it posted there as well!! more info there, #67 .  flyarm   May-08-10 03:43 PM   #70 
  - Hope they can work out the snags...  SidDithers   May-08-10 03:53 PM   #72 
     - there are no SNAGS,..they moved it from the main leak ..because it wouldn't work..they moved it ok??  flyarm   May-08-10 04:10 PM   #81 
        - Point to where BP has abandoned the idea of the dome...  SidDithers   May-08-10 04:16 PM   #85 
           - they moved it off the well!! ..600 ft off the leak!!!!!!!!!!!! go read it! eom  flyarm   May-08-10 04:27 PM   #88 
           - GO READ MERH"S THREAD ..and read the comments..  flyarm   May-08-10 04:31 PM   #89 
              - You're dead fucking wrong...  SidDithers   May-08-10 04:34 PM   #91 
                 - whatever.........  flyarm   May-08-10 04:37 PM   #93 
                    - Thought you were done replying to me...  SidDithers   May-08-10 04:41 PM   #94 
  - Dare I say that the mere notion that this contraption would work was *a pipe dream* from  ShortnFiery   May-08-10 03:56 PM   #73 
  - yes as they were saying on our local Tv Broadcasts on the Gulf in Fla..hence we were giving warnings  flyarm   May-08-10 04:06 PM   #80 
  - The dome failed.  merh   May-08-10 03:57 PM   #74 
  - We should not be deep sea drilling at all. There's not enough knowledge as to how to  ShortnFiery   May-08-10 04:00 PM   #76 
     - I just want to know WHY they honestly thought this could never happen and never planned for it  NotThisTime   May-08-10 04:11 PM   #82 
        - It's called " Greasing pockets" by people who want to own all the power..and it isn't one party over  flyarm   May-08-10 04:23 PM   #86 
  - Yes it is. n/t  Greyhound   May-08-10 04:00 PM   #77 
  - + Mother Nature gives the arrogant excuses for humanity this PROFANE sign ====>  ShortnFiery   May-08-10 04:06 PM   #79 
     - The reality of this situation is that there already is a gusher of oil on the ocean floor...  SidDithers   May-08-10 04:13 PM   #83 
     - I'm not cheerleading, only reporting the FACT that the Coast Guard said from the onset: NO quick fix  ShortnFiery   May-08-10 06:28 PM   #95 
     - I agree. But if this works, we've dodged a bullet and it is up to us to ensure  Greyhound   May-08-10 04:14 PM   #84 
     - it didn't work..it failed..and has been moved off of the well! IT FAILED!!!!!!!!!!!!  flyarm   May-08-10 04:25 PM   #87 
     - I was thinking that if this thing was in place and worked ...the  Gin   May-08-10 04:32 PM   #90 
        - the water is so cold there were ice crystals forming..this has never been done at this depth and  flyarm   May-08-10 04:34 PM   #92 
  - Sid  merh   May-08-10 10:09 PM   #97 
     - Thank you for the civil discussion, merh...  SidDithers   May-08-10 10:15 PM   #98 
        - I do understand the frustration  merh   May-08-10 10:21 PM   #99 
 

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