This thread is just...amazing.

merh (1000+ posts) Sat May-08-10 04:22 PM
Original message Cofferdam fails, BP looking for solutions

Cofferdam fails, BP looking for solutions

The cofferdam BP had hoped would cap the leaking well in the Gulf now sits beside the flow of oil as experts scramble to find a way to stop ice crystals from forming inside the 125-ton box.

BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said today the cofferdam was removed from the leak and placed 600 feet away from the leak source “in a safe location while we evaluate options,” Suttles said.

The hydrates, which make the cofferdam buoyant, resemble slush and in large quantities also prevents oil from being funneled through the dome to the surface, Suttles said.
The containment vessel is lowered into the Gulf of Mexico at the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig collapse, Thursday, May 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

gateley (1000+ posts) Sat May-08-10 04:24 PM
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1. ...“in a safe location while we evaluate options,” Suttles said.We're supposed to believe a word they say? They assured everyone the drilling was safe! And, they don't know what the fuck they're doing, so how can they even attempt to reassure us?

This is a nightmare.
Ahhh dipshit, drilling is safe, it's what keeps the world economy spinning. But never mind...

dixiegrrrrl (1000+ posts) Sat May-08-10 04:29 PM
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4. Apparently they have failed to tell us that the oil sitecontains millions of barrels of oil.

As reported in 2009 by USA Today:

"The well, 250 miles southeast of Houston, was discovered after BP drilled one of the world's deepest exploration wells. It went down 35,000 feet, a distance on par with the cruising altitude of many domestic flights.

BP hasn't released specifics on the size of the field. But if it turns out to be truly "giant," it'll contain more than 500 million barrels of recoverable oil, according to definitions by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The last giant discovered in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico was Thunder Horse in 1999. It's also operated by BP"
Gee you peabrain, did you think anyone would drill where the reserves were like.. a gallon??? Total morons. Stunning example of Teh Stupid.

Then we have the Jamaican Queen...

malaise (1000+ posts) Sat May-08-10 04:58 PM
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9. A nightmare is an understatement This is lunacy.
Ahhhh, no. It was an accident, but don't let that stop you.
And finally...some truth...

SidDithers (1000+ posts) Sat May-08-10 05:09 PM
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11. And there are DU'ers positively giddy that they've run into's almost as if they don't want the spill abated.

Sid nails it. Bravo. Probably next to be banned. :eek::D