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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-10 01:14 AM
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100. I'm heading to bed, but I know there will be a point by point update thread (or
more) when I get up in the morning. Actually, I confess when I got up in the middle of the night last night I checked the cam. :blush: I've been called a lot of things in my life, but geek wasn't one of them. :7

Carry on, DU Team! :fistbump:
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  -Watch the BP Cam - Thread #3 jaxx  May-31-10 11:04 PM   #0 
  - Wonder if they got that thing plugged in yet. n/t  Subdivisions   May-31-10 11:05 PM   #1 
  - I don't know but we sure haven't seen any more of it.  jaxx   May-31-10 11:07 PM   #2 
  - Umm. Are they about to.. cut it? nt  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:09 PM   #3 
  - Well I thought so but it looks like they just cut a noose off.  jaxx   May-31-10 11:10 PM   #5 
  - I hope so. I've been waiting for some hot 'n' steamy underwater  Buns_of_Fire   May-31-10 11:12 PM   #6 
  - I just posted that after they saw it off, I think it needs  Duer 157099   May-31-10 11:09 PM   #4 
  - Screen capture: restriction on the riser  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:12 PM   #7 
  - I can't believe all that oil gets through that thin section.  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:14 PM   #9 
  - So when it opens only 20% more? nt  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:16 PM   #13 
  - That's a good shot, close up.  jaxx   May-31-10 11:18 PM   #15 
  - It looks like a warhead or something!  gateley   May-31-10 11:19 PM   #18 
  - Are they cutting before the bend or after with the shears?  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:13 PM   #8 
  - When they begin to cut the riser at it's base, just above the bolt heads,  Subdivisions   May-31-10 11:16 PM   #11 
  - The Oil Drum posted this BP video explaining the process...  NYC_SKP   May-31-10 11:22 PM   #22 
     - Wow, that was extremely informative  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:37 PM   #34 
     - This clown is more concerned about seawater getting into his precious oil  wtmusic   Jun-01-10 12:28 AM   #72 
        - I got that impression too, but at least he explained the procedure to  Cleita   Jun-01-10 01:11 AM   #99 
  - Shears = after the bend. Bandsaw-type-thing = on the upright section of the riser.  Buns_of_Fire   May-31-10 11:16 PM   #12 
     - That's what I was thinking  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:21 PM   #21 
        - They are cutting off the riser some distance away with super shears.  NYC_SKP   May-31-10 11:36 PM   #32 
           - I saw the video you posted - it's crystal clear in my head now  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:39 PM   #35 
  - "Oceaneering International" makes the ROVs. Here's their website.  NYC_SKP   May-31-10 11:14 PM   #10 
  - Excellent Video here:  NYC_SKP   May-31-10 11:19 PM   #17 
     - That's gold right there. Excellent video. n/t  Subdivisions   May-31-10 11:30 PM   #28 
     - I can't believe how big those cutters are. WoW.  jaxx   May-31-10 11:32 PM   #29 
     - Wow! Those shears weight 46 THOUSAND pounds and measure 18' x 9'!!! Never  gateley   May-31-10 11:34 PM   #31 
  - BOP is slanted - Screen capture  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:17 PM   #14 
  - Wonder if the weight of the thing leaning on it is slanting it?  jaxx   May-31-10 11:21 PM   #20 
  - yeah, it's bent a bit to one side. top cap is articulating they said  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:23 PM   #23 
  - If it's still hooked to the crane can't they give it some relief?  jaxx   May-31-10 11:28 PM   #27 
     - If it's bent a little, just leave it alone. Trying to make it plumb might open a crack.  NYC_SKP   May-31-10 11:49 PM   #39 
        - .  NYC_SKP   May-31-10 11:50 PM   #40 
        - All righty.  jaxx   May-31-10 11:51 PM   #41 
  - I believe that's the riser.  Feron   Jun-01-10 12:02 AM   #50 
  - Thanks, jaxx! I was busy stuffing my face! Came back at the right time I see!  gateley   May-31-10 11:18 PM   #16 
  - You betcha!  jaxx   May-31-10 11:20 PM   #19 
  - Seems like a lot of stuff moving in one direction. Did the ocean  Cleita   May-31-10 11:23 PM   #24 
  - Latest NYT story - engineers expressing doubt off the record - gulp  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:26 PM   #25 
  - It looked to me that the bent riser pipe is restricting a very large amount of flow  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:28 PM   #26 
  - That video NYC-SKP put up says they unhook in hurricane weather  jaxx   May-31-10 11:37 PM   #33 
  - These guys install this stuff and they don't know the internal capacities?  Buns_of_Fire   May-31-10 11:32 PM   #30 
  - There are many unknowns  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:45 PM   #37 
     - I guess we're all strolling into the great unknown here, courtesy of BP.  Buns_of_Fire   Jun-01-10 12:06 AM   #54 
  - that's kind of scary  HughMoran   May-31-10 11:42 PM   #36 
     - I agree. Scary indeed.  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:46 PM   #38 
  - Super-Shear Action right now!!!  NYC_SKP   May-31-10 11:53 PM   #42 
  - I don't know if I can watch this. nt  Feron   May-31-10 11:55 PM   #43 
  - What they call "Supershears" is an understatement  flamingdem   May-31-10 11:59 PM   #44 
  - It's huge.  jaxx   Jun-01-10 12:01 AM   #46 
  - Round one is to cut off the riser away from the BOP, right? nt  flamingdem   Jun-01-10 12:03 AM   #51 
  - Here's a pic of the Genesis XP super shears:  NYC_SKP   Jun-01-10 12:07 AM   #57 
     - Texas Supershear Massacre is probably being written right now nt  flamingdem   Jun-01-10 12:09 AM   #58 
     - I just can't get over the 46,000 lbs! That's 23 TONS! nt  gateley   Jun-01-10 12:10 AM   #59 
     - At least they come with a 12-month, 1,500-hour warranty!  Buns_of_Fire   Jun-01-10 12:28 AM   #73 
     - The marketing: it "blurs the line between dream machine and reality"  wtmusic   Jun-01-10 12:40 AM   #77 
        - You gotta admit....  NYC_SKP   Jun-01-10 12:43 AM   #79 
  - Why do I hear the theme from Jaws in my head while watching the video?  itsrobert   Jun-01-10 12:01 AM   #45 
  - What other suggestions are there for soundtrack accompaniment for the cut? nt  flamingdem   Jun-01-10 12:02 AM   #47 
  - Seahunt from the old tv show  jaxx   Jun-01-10 12:05 AM   #53 
  - perfect nt  flamingdem   Jun-01-10 12:07 AM   #55 
  - Here is the original Se Hunt theme song - not that disco remix  csziggy   Jun-01-10 12:08 PM   #108 
  - to boldly go where no man has gone before - star trek  IcyPeas   Jun-01-10 12:11 AM   #62 
  - do do do do do do do  jaxx   Jun-01-10 12:02 AM   #48 
  - It appears that they're testing the operation of the shears  HughMoran   Jun-01-10 12:02 AM   #49 
  - I was under the impression they wouldn't cut the riser for another day or so  CLANG   Jun-01-10 12:03 AM   #52 
  - The shears are to clip off most of the horizontal  HughMoran   Jun-01-10 12:07 AM   #56 
  - That was my impression - thanks.  CLANG   Jun-01-10 12:10 AM   #61 
  - They're cutting the riser (pipe) off some distance from the BOP  bain_sidhe   Jun-01-10 12:12 AM   #65 
     - That's what I thought too.  jaxx   Jun-01-10 12:15 AM   #66 
  - The shears open and close very very very very slowly  HughMoran   Jun-01-10 12:10 AM   #60 
  - I take that back, they close slooooowly but open more quickly  HughMoran   Jun-01-10 12:12 AM   #63 
  - Kind of like a vice? A clamp?  gateley   Jun-01-10 12:12 AM   #64 
  - Maybe like vice-grip shears  HughMoran   Jun-01-10 12:16 AM   #67 
  - Gotcha. Thanks. nt  gateley   Jun-01-10 12:18 AM   #68 
  - No, more like scissors, except with one top blade and a double lower blade.  NYC_SKP   Jun-01-10 12:19 AM   #69 
     - Yeah - now I do -- thanks! nt  gateley   Jun-01-10 12:26 AM   #71 
  - They're hydraulic and very powerful. Not all that slow to close, maybe a few seconds.  NYC_SKP   Jun-01-10 12:22 AM   #70 
  - These things take on a life of their own.  jaxx   Jun-01-10 12:32 AM   #74 
     - Maybe we could sponsor them, like animals in the wild or children overseas. nt  gateley   Jun-01-10 12:38 AM   #75 
     - I've already decided that the BOP looks a little like Tom Servo (from a distance).  Buns_of_Fire   Jun-01-10 12:39 AM   #76 
  - Is there a cam with more action? All I see is what appears to be a descending ROV.  Parker CA   Jun-01-10 12:40 AM   #78 
  - Actually, what you are seeing is what you want to see. That thing on  Subdivisions   Jun-01-10 12:47 AM   #80 
     - I was just going to head to bed, but how can I now? We're en route to the BOP!  gateley   Jun-01-10 12:49 AM   #81 
     - I wanna go to bed, is it about to happen? nt  flamingdem   Jun-01-10 12:58 AM   #86 
        - Subdivisions thinks it is -- Well, I don't know if he meant it's going to happen,  gateley   Jun-01-10 01:02 AM   #94 
           - Sorry...I had to try to get a little work done. It's got hold of the saw.  Subdivisions   Jun-01-10 01:43 AM   #105 
              - Well good morning! I had to end it last night but I just flew out of bed to  gateley   Jun-01-10 09:01 AM   #107 
     - The congressman who made BP show the feed in the first place..  Feron   Jun-01-10 12:54 AM   #82 
     - Congressman Ed Markey (nt)  davekriss   Jun-01-10 12:57 AM   #84 
        - That's it! Thank you. :-) nt  Feron   Jun-01-10 12:58 AM   #88 
     - Will they cut simultaneously?  jaxx   Jun-01-10 12:58 AM   #87 
        - What's going on now, is the Supershear near the cut point? nt  flamingdem   Jun-01-10 12:59 AM   #90 
           - I dunno, but they're getting both in place now.  jaxx   Jun-01-10 01:02 AM   #93 
              - Looks like they're trying to unhook the saw from whatever lowered it  wtmusic   Jun-01-10 01:09 AM   #97 
              - I guess it's show time. n/t  Cleita   Jun-01-10 01:11 AM   #98 
  - About the cameras down there.  Cleita   Jun-01-10 12:55 AM   #83 
  - it's going to take a lot longer than a year to get this  obxhead   Jun-01-10 12:58 AM   #85 
  - How ever long it takes. I don't trust them when no one is looking. n/t  Cleita   Jun-01-10 12:59 AM   #89 
     - Hell I don't trust them now with everyone watching to  obxhead   Jun-01-10 01:01 AM   #91 
     - Did you see the BP technical update that NYC SKP linked to? It was pretty  gateley   Jun-01-10 01:07 AM   #95 
     - Me either.  jaxx   Jun-01-10 01:01 AM   #92 
        - I'm heading to bed, but I know there will be a point by point update thread (or  gateley   Jun-01-10 01:14 AM   #100 
           - Good night.  jaxx   Jun-01-10 01:21 AM   #102 
  - Good point. With as much as they've tried to snow us so far, I'm hoping we  gateley   Jun-01-10 01:09 AM   #96 
     - All of them. The entire industry needs to be watched. nt  obxhead   Jun-01-10 01:14 AM   #101 
        - I'm going to go ahead and start another thread,  jaxx   Jun-01-10 01:30 AM   #103 
           - OK thread #4 is started.  jaxx   Jun-01-10 01:33 AM   #104 
  - Stretch... yawn... coffee... good morning all. I'm watching now.  lamp_shade   Jun-01-10 05:02 AM   #106 

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