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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-10 10:20 AM
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26. We Keep Hearing About "Nuking" The Oil Well To Shut It Down.....
now I'm not for using a 'nuclear device/atom bomb' - but surely we have other explosives that wouldn't spread radiation that can do the trick - don't we? What about those 'bunker busters' that Bush/Cheney had built?
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  -Watch the BP ROV Under Sea Cams! Thread #20! NYC_SKP  Jun-04-10 09:04 AM   #0 
  - Engineering Question: How can you "pump" a gas/oil mixture?  Junkdrawer   Jun-04-10 09:10 AM   #1 
  - Russian oil well nuked in the 60's  Durtrider   Jun-04-10 09:15 AM   #2 
  - They had a physicist on TV explaining why nuking wouldn't work for this  Cleita   Jun-04-10 09:28 AM   #6 
  - Is this it?  Feron   Jun-04-10 09:45 AM   #10 
  - Yeah, that's it.  Cleita   Jun-04-10 10:10 AM   #20 
  - Michio Kaku - fascinating, brilliant guy. He said if a hurricane came along, radioactive  gateley   Jun-04-10 11:00 AM   #30 
  - We Keep Hearing About "Nuking" The Oil Well To Shut It Down.....  global1   Jun-04-10 10:20 AM   #26 
     - Watch the video on Feron's post #10, which explains why none of those options  Cleita   Jun-04-10 11:21 AM   #41 
  - And even if you could pump, wouldn't you have to pump in stages.....  Junkdrawer   Jun-04-10 09:15 AM   #3 
  - Apples and Oranges...  NYC_SKP   Jun-04-10 09:17 AM   #5 
     - Yup.  Statistical   Jun-04-10 10:12 AM   #23 
  - Great Questions. I've got to read up on these, but...  NYC_SKP   Jun-04-10 09:16 AM   #4 
  - I agree. The oil is going to go UP without the help of pumps.  Lochloosa   Jun-04-10 09:31 AM   #7 
  - Here's a good post from the Oil Drum that might be helpful:  HughMoran   Jun-04-10 09:40 AM   #9 
     - Interesting discussion. Thanks. n/t  Junkdrawer   Jun-04-10 10:12 AM   #22 
        - Very interesting - the follow-on posts are very informative - people please read it!  HughMoran   Jun-04-10 11:10 AM   #33 
  - Is the flow going to be further contained? They are only capturing 1000 per day  flamingdem   Jun-04-10 09:35 AM   #8 
  - by cutting the pipe, i'll bet they increased the flow by well over 1,000 barrels a day  spanone   Jun-04-10 09:50 AM   #13 
  - BP is talking about the vents.  Moosepoop   Jun-04-10 10:00 AM   #14 
     - "The amount has not stabilized, we must wait 2 more days" - BP report  flamingdem   Jun-04-10 10:20 AM   #25 
        - What report is this from?  Moosepoop   Jun-04-10 11:14 AM   #38 
  - I wonder why that ROV is hanging around that unused cap...  Feron   Jun-04-10 09:47 AM   #11 
  - I've been watching that feed too - what's up with that?  HughMoran   Jun-04-10 10:07 AM   #15 
     - I love the sign on that cap's container...  Feron   Jun-04-10 10:26 AM   #28 
        - its been speculated that another cap will be used do to the gushing  meow mix   Jun-04-10 11:03 AM   #31 
        - I would hope so...  Feron   Jun-04-10 11:20 AM   #40 
        - It looks like they just lifted up the old cap..  Feron   Jun-04-10 11:19 AM   #39 
  - bp is declaring victory.....siphoning off 1,000 barrels a day  spanone   Jun-04-10 09:50 AM   #12 
  - nt  bdamomma   Jun-04-10 10:07 AM   #16 
  - Yes, it is flowing heavily.  Moosepoop   Jun-04-10 10:09 AM   #18 
  - I'm not even going to read that. CNN, BP, which is the bigger liar? One Barrel Every Second...  NYC_SKP   Jun-04-10 10:11 AM   #21 
     - even if it's true it means N O T H I N G....a piss in the ocean  spanone   Jun-04-10 02:35 PM   #68 
  - present  lamp_shade   Jun-04-10 10:08 AM   #17 
  - Man! I've not been getting enough sleep during all this. I just  Subdivisions   Jun-04-10 10:10 AM   #19 
  - Mornin everyone  jaxx   Jun-04-10 10:20 AM   #24 
  - None that I've seen, jaxx.  NYC_SKP   Jun-04-10 10:23 AM   #27 
     - Enjoy the day.  jaxx   Jun-04-10 10:28 AM   #29 
        - cant they separate the water from the oil at the collection point  Gin   Jun-04-10 11:13 AM   #37 
  - Wow, NYC_SKP - that video from Kent Wells is so helpful! Everybody, if you haven't  gateley   Jun-04-10 11:05 AM   #32 
  - Glad you reposted that, I had missed it.  jaxx   Jun-04-10 11:11 AM   #34 
  - It went a long way in helping me understand and easing my mind. nt  gateley   Jun-04-10 11:26 AM   #44 
  - Thanks for posting this!  Morning Dew   Jun-04-10 11:21 AM   #42 
     - Thanks to NYC_SKP. He's been watching for the update and posted the  gateley   Jun-04-10 11:28 AM   #45 
  - People - please read the following link including all follow on posts  HughMoran   Jun-04-10 11:13 AM   #35 
  - Good stuff on that site, Hugh. And more about oil than anyone  Subdivisions   Jun-04-10 11:43 AM   #49 
  - CNN is devoting more time to the BP Gulf Gusher than MSNBC, FYI. Was there  gateley   Jun-04-10 11:13 AM   #36 
  - Some speculation on this thread that CNN sold out to BP for access.  Cleita   Jun-04-10 11:25 AM   #43 
     - From the scathing reports AC was giving, I'd question the selling out. And just  gateley   Jun-04-10 11:31 AM   #46 
  - Hurricane?  jocapo   Jun-04-10 11:36 AM   #47 
  - I know they have 'hurricane plans' in that area, but not sure how that will  gateley   Jun-04-10 11:42 AM   #48 
  - and it will undoubtedly work as well as this plan...  Individualist   Jun-04-10 11:48 AM   #50 
  - Hurricane?  jocapo   Jun-04-10 11:57 AM   #55 
  - Seems like I read they shut it down and get away from the hurricane.  jaxx   Jun-04-10 11:51 AM   #52 
  - Well, everyone, thank you all for this epic thread series and for  Subdivisions   Jun-04-10 11:50 AM   #51 
  - Have a wonderful time.  jaxx   Jun-04-10 11:53 AM   #53 
  - have fun  HughMoran   Jun-04-10 11:54 AM   #54 
  - Have a good time! nt  Feron   Jun-04-10 12:12 PM   #56 
  - We'll miss you - have a WONDERFUL time! Here's hoping for the best!! nt  gateley   Jun-04-10 12:12 PM   #57 
  - So guys, as you understand it, are we essentially just waiting for the flow rate  gateley   Jun-04-10 12:32 PM   #58 
  - Bump!  Bryn   Jun-04-10 01:06 PM   #59 
  - Although nobody answered my question, I THINK we're just waiting for the  gateley   Jun-04-10 01:14 PM   #60 
     - From reading The Oil Drum, they are getting some oil up top.  tekisui   Jun-04-10 02:03 PM   #64 
        - But I think this is what they anticipated until they are able to close the vents.  gateley   Jun-04-10 02:16 PM   #66 
  - Any idea what this is? It's a guy walking around on, I'm guessing, a ship??  gateley   Jun-04-10 01:20 PM   #61 
  - lol - yep - ROV up on ship with cam on  HughMoran   Jun-04-10 01:45 PM   #62 
     - Maybe ROV turned himself back on for his fans on DU! nt  gateley   Jun-04-10 02:03 PM   #63 
  - Once they close the vents we'll know how much oil we can capture. Possible  gateley   Jun-04-10 02:10 PM   #65 
  - I'm losing patience  HughMoran   Jun-04-10 02:30 PM   #67 
     - Never mind - I just posted the same thing that I did in the post you responded to.  gateley   Jun-04-10 02:54 PM   #70 
  - THREAD # 21 - In hopeful anticipation those vents will be closed soon!  gateley   Jun-04-10 02:53 PM   #69 

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