Your Take on the BP Oil Spill

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by TOM IRONS on May 29, 2010 at 4:13 am

    THIS IS HOW TO STOP SPILL!
    FABRICATE A 10 METRE LONG X SAY 4M DIAM SOLID MASS IN A STRONG STEEL OUTER SHELL (OR SOLID STEEL), LEAD , CONCRETE FILLED, WITH LIFTING POINTS.
    LIFT OVER SPLIT TUBE,OBSERVE WITH SUB CAM TO GET OVER TUBE @ 90 DEGS.
    LOWER MASS TO CRIMP HOME END OF TUBE (NEAREST TO WELL HEAD.
    GO HOME AND HAVE TEA!
    TOM

    SEND ANY REMUNERATIONS TO WADEBRIDGE CORNWALL,THANK’S

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  2. Hi there and thanks for reading our blog. I wish we had access to forward your idea to BP! This sounds similar to their attempt to plug it using the “top hat” except in this case they are not trying to syphon the oil anywhere and instead just plugging the leak. Lets hope this top kill procedure works. I heard T Boone Pickens saying it was a shot in the dark with slim chances of working so lets hope for everyone’s sake that he is wrong!

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  3. Posted by Carlos Santana on May 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I think it is just statistical probability. Every day for the past 50 years they have been drilling and the odds just caught up to them. The Space Shuttle has had 2 failures with just over 200 flights and they, that industry, strive to achieve 99.567% success. They achieved that. So, it is just the statistical chances catching up to them.

    How do you propose doing better than risk to failure analysis?

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  4. Posted by Enrica Suave on May 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Good point, however I like the idea for fixing the inevitable failure. Its just that you would have to keep it in dry dock for 30 or more years until we need it again. The best fix would be to be more robust on the front-end and have a more sophisticated drilling tool.

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  5. Lets not forget the ultimate solution to this is to wean ourselves away from fossil fuels using electric and hybrid vehicles and other alternative energy sources!!

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