You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #80: Sorry, but that's not the way it works [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
Braulio Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #74
80. Sorry, but that's not the way it works
There's no way to put a charge inside the steel casing at this time. The well is capped by a failed blow out preventer stack. IF there were a means to introduce anything into the well, then they could introduce a steel pipe to pump mud - and it's evident they aren't able to do that (and this is why they're drilling a relief well).

Second, there's no such thing as a "rockfall" inside an oil well flowing 50,000 Barrels per day. The oil will blow out anything inside the wellbore. The "rock" around the well is soft sediment, loose sand and mud. This means it won't fall as "rocks", an explosion will just stir up a huge plume of sand and mud, and it'll just murky up the water. I can go on and on, but I take it you never worked on an oil well? I have.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC