Sunday, May 9, 2010
BP box epic fail!
So,the BP box didn't work.Explanation?Ice crystals formed making it bouyant.Hmmm,I'm not buying.How about you?Let's see,the water temperature at the wellhead is 42 degrees farenheit.Seem cold enough for ice crystals?Doesn't seem like it,but I'm not a scientist and don't play one on tv.
What I do know is that there is extreme pressure down there.The water pressure is 2300 pounds per square inch.The oil pressure in the well itself coming from the macondo oilfield is estimated at 135,000-165,000 p.s.i.,with an estimated 1.8 billion gallons of oil still there.
BP is on record stating that a worst case scenario could result in a daily release of 6.8 million gallons of oil.Daily!This is if the 24 inch wellhead completely fails and it is being sanded away internally every minute of every day.The official estimate right now is still 210,000 gallons per day.How much is that?About an olympic sized swimming pool every 3 days.
If the worst case scenario plays out and we see the full 6.8 million gallons per day,we're in for about 264 days of that until the oilfield runs dry.That's about the end of January,2011.Again,this is the worst possible scenario and assuming they can't come up with any solution at all.
The explanation just sounds fishy to me.Oil is being ejected from the broken wellhead at 135,000 p.s.i. and they're saying that slushy ice crystals are accumulating at the top of the oil box?So much that it is floating?A box weighing over 100 tons?Wouldn't you think that pressure like that would simply blow any slush to Kingdom Come?I don't think we're being told the whole story here.More to come...