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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-02-10 11:42 AM
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Best Diagram of the latest method to capture oil.
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Edited on Wed Jun-02-10 11:44 AM by Statistical


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/25/us/201005...

Step #1 - Crude cut with giant clamps - Completed
Step #2 - Precise cut with diamond ribbon saw (to provide for good seal) - partially completed but saw stuck.
Step #3 - Lower docking assembly & pipe to seal top of BOP and move oil to surface - awaiting #2

Couple things give this a better than than the first dome:
a) tight fit against pipe means higher level of capture
b) cap fits onto BOP rather than sinking into the muddy ocean floor (the ocean "floor" is about hundred feet of silt).
c) Methanol injected into oil to prevent/reduce freezing
d) inner pipe for oil surrounded by larger pipe with warmed seawater to increase temperature of oil/gas.


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  -Best Diagram of the latest method to capture oil. Statistical  Jun-02-10 11:42 AM   #0 
  - has there been any discussion of what can/will be done about the stuck saw?  nashville_brook   Jun-02-10 11:47 AM   #1 
  - Not that I have seen. The sad/crappy part  Statistical   Jun-02-10 11:50 AM   #2 
  - IIRC, it was only about 45% through last night when it jammed.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 11:56 AM   #6 
     - Oh boo. only 45% huh? Well come on ROV operator.  Statistical   Jun-02-10 11:59 AM   #7 
        - I suggested that the hardened steel drill pipe inside the riser might have caused the jam.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 12:15 PM   #8 
           - Yeah and working remotely means you don't get feedback.  Statistical   Jun-02-10 12:42 PM   #10 
              - Check out the chunks of methane hydrate "ice" in this different feed:  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 12:45 PM   #11 
  - Looks like moving the pipe to take pressure off saw is the plan.  Statistical   Jun-02-10 11:52 AM   #4 
  - ...  Electric Monk   Jun-02-10 11:54 AM   #5 
  - That's about as clear as a good diagram could be. K and R. A very informative video is here:  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 11:51 AM   #3 
  - I hope the cement seal will hold. Here's to Halliburton! nt  thereismore   Jun-02-10 12:32 PM   #9 
  - All by robot  liberal N proud   Jun-02-10 12:46 PM   #12 
  - You forgot steps 4 (???) and 5 (Profit!)  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-02-10 12:47 PM   #13 
  - vibes that it works.  applegrove   Jun-02-10 10:42 PM   #14 
  - recommend  TexasObserver   Jun-02-10 11:37 PM   #15 
 

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