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(Fox News)   BP says that now that the well has been sealed, they are ready to explore alternative fuels. Nah, just kidding. They're ready to drill again. In the same spot. They're sure there's some oil left   (foxnews.com) divider line 214
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2010-08-06 11:55:36 AM  
Where does the line form for BP exec cockpunches?
 
2010-08-06 12:02:56 PM  
It'd be the most regulated and watched well in the history of oil drilling. Might as well get the fuel that's there, and use a lot of the profits to keep on cleaning up the Gulf and employing once-fisherman.
 
2010-08-06 12:55:19 PM  
The-Brain: Where does the line form for BP exec cockpunches?

Because....?
 
2010-08-06 02:00:54 PM  
Wasn't that part of the idea for the relief well in the first place: to drink up the old well's milkshake?
 
2010-08-06 02:04:20 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson: Because....?

Because he likes to stand in line. Like any good comrade would do.
 
2010-08-06 02:09:48 PM  
Somacandra: Wasn't that part of the idea for the relief well in the first place: to drink up the old well's milkshake?

I'm under the impression that the reason the relief well is being drilled is to lower the pressure on the now cemented shut well. If enough pressure were to build up, maybe it would create too much pressure and make the cement crack somehow? I don't know.

Anyway, I have no problem with BP drilling again, as long as it is done safely, with plenty of safeguards in place.

BP learned a very expensive lesson with this spill, they're going to be more careful from now on. At least, one can hope they're more careful....
 
2010-08-06 02:18:21 PM  
mainstreet62: I'm under the impression that the reason the relief well is being drilled is to lower the pressure on the now cemented shut well. If enough pressure were to build up, maybe it would create too much pressure and make the cement crack somehow? I don't know.

upload.wikimedia.org

Exactly. But according to Bernoulli's Principle (new window) the pressure the oil exerts on Deepwater Horizon can't be relieved on the unless the oil has somewhere else to move to--hence up the relief well and out. Since the relief well will "kill" Deepwater Horizon from the bottom (as the "static kill" did from the top) I would assume the oil moving up and out of the relief well will be sold like any other mined oil--thus making it a standard oil well.
 
2010-08-06 02:19:13 PM  
mainstreet62: If enough pressure were to build up, maybe it would create too much pressure and make the cement crack somehow? I don't know.

They thought there might be cracks along the pipe under the ocean floor. As someone mentioned a while back, think of it as a leaky garden hose: as long as you hold the handle and water is rushing out of the nozzle, there's almost nothing coming out of the leak, but as soon as you release the handle, the pressure builds inside the hose and it starts leaking like crazy.

If they had just put a cork on the top of the well, the pressure inside the pipe would have forced oil and natural gas out of the cracks in the pipe and into the sea bed. Depending on where along the pipe those cracks were, it could have eroded the sea bed around the pipe, eventually causing it to bend and break completely, making the spill unstoppable until the oil was all gone.

Thankfully, it looks like the cement is holding and plugged what it had to plug.

Anyway, I have no problem with BP drilling again, as long as it is done safely, with plenty of safeguards in place.

This.

BP learned a very expensive lesson with this spill, they're going to be more careful from now on. At least, one can hope they're more careful....

And that.
 
2010-08-06 02:36:33 PM  
Meh, if the well is installed correctly there should be no problem. The well that caused all the trouble was constructed so far from industry standards it was doomed from the start. It was about as safe as NASA using a garden hose to fuel the shuttle boosters.
 
2010-08-06 02:55:43 PM  
The-Brain: Where does the line form for BP exec cockpunches?

Why? There is oil down there and it can be safely drilled for. Is there a good reason not to drill for it?

Using this whole BP fiasco as an example to campaign against deep sea drilling is like using a Trabant as an example to campaign against cars.

It's not that oil can't be safely drilled for. It's that it wasn't safely drilled for. The people in charge of safety, both government and BP, dropped the ball in major ways.
 
2010-08-06 03:56:37 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2010-08-06 04:02:49 PM  
Um, so what? What is that oil field now a magical special oilfield that can never be drilled again? It's not like there aren't tons of other potential spills waiting to happen in the gulf.

We use oil. Deal with it.
 
2010-08-06 04:02:51 PM  
How about "no" BP?
 
2010-08-06 04:05:00 PM  
History...destined...repeat.
/nvm
 
2010-08-06 04:05:01 PM  
YES! FINALLY CAPITALISM PREVAILS OVER THE PHONY OUTCRY OVER A FEW MILLION BARRELS OF SPILLED MILK!! SURE THERE ARE BAD THINGS THAT HAPPENED, BUT YOU PEOPLE ACT LIKE THEY WON'T LEARN FROM THIER MISTAKES! WHY! IT'S OBVIOUS THEY WILL BE SENSITIVE AFTER ALL THIS shiat WENT DOWN MAN! DON'T BE SO NAIVE TO THINK THEY ARE ANYTHING MORE THAT A COMPANY LOOKING TO MAKE A MAXIMUM PROFIT AND THEIR PUBLIC IMAGE IS PART OF THAT SOMEHOW I THINK! SO WHAT ARE YOU ALL WHINING ABOUT THERE IS STILL OIL TO BE HAD WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM GETTING IT NOW THAT THEY KNOW HOW TO FIX IT!
 
2010-08-06 04:05:24 PM  
HOW DARE THEY??!!!11elven

Come on outraged people!! Who's with me? Let's stop driving cars and buying products that were somehow dependent on oil to be produced and delivered to us. That will show them!!
 
2010-08-06 04:06:03 PM  
Will you look at that? I'm far to exhausted to be outraged anymore.

*weakly shakes little fist*

Take that BP... you asses.
 
2010-08-06 04:06:45 PM  
Somacandra: Wasn't that part of the idea for the relief well in the first place: to drink up the old well's milkshake?

I just wanted to say that I farking love that movie, and my straw goes all the way over there.
 
2010-08-06 04:07:27 PM  
Rams13: Come on outraged people!! Who's with me? Let's stop driving cars and buying products that were somehow dependent on oil to be produced and delivered to us. That will show them!!


YEAH!

Wait....um.....scratch that.
 
2010-08-06 04:07:30 PM  
OUTRAGE!! I don't think BP should do this!! So I for one am never going to use an oil based product again to show the world how much I care about this... and stuff...
 
2010-08-06 04:08:41 PM  
www.onlygoodmovies.com
 
2010-08-06 04:08:41 PM  
I know I'm not the most informed person on this topic, but from what I understand this happened because of a BP error when removing a pipe, or something. A pressue issue. Not the location of the drilling.

But again, like I said...... not that educated on this whole topic. But it's not that big of a deal to me, as long as they don't f*ck everything up again.
 
2010-08-06 04:09:05 PM  
Crosshair: The-Brain: Where does the line form for BP exec cockpunches?

Why? There is oil down there and it can be safely drilled for. Is there a good reason not to drill for it?

Using this whole BP fiasco as an example to campaign against deep sea drilling is like using a Trabant as an example to campaign against cars.

It's not that oil can't be safely drilled for. It's that it wasn't safely drilled for. The people in charge of safety, both government and BP, dropped the ball in major ways.


If by "dropped the ball" regarding government you mean had the ball systematically inched further and further from the catcher over years in a series of high-profile hooker 'n blow parties, then yes.
 
2010-08-06 04:09:34 PM  
Rams13: HOW DARE THEY??!!!11elven

Come on outraged people!! Who's with me? Let's stop driving cars and buying products that were somehow dependent on oil to be produced and delivered to us. That will show them!!


I guess you beat me to it, but that's what I get for taking two minutes to read all the prior posts when clicking on a thread :-)
 
2010-08-06 04:10:10 PM  
I was looking forward to a good Firecane, so I approve of them tapping this ASAP.
 
2010-08-06 04:10:11 PM  
Good for them! Without fossil fuels we'd have to go back to a sub-Victorian level standard of living. Who wants that?
 
2010-08-06 04:10:14 PM  
Somacandra: Wasn't that part of the idea for the relief well in the first place: to drink up the old well's milkshake?

No. The relief well was specifically intended to be used just to kill the original well.

The plan all along was to permanently kill the original well and to drill an entirely new well to access the oil.
 
2010-08-06 04:10:28 PM  
About 10 years ago, I wondered aloud, "what will it take for America to stop with all the oil, and really explore alternative sources of energy?"

Thank you, BP, for reminding us that we still have yet to hit rock bottom.
 
2010-08-06 04:11:02 PM  
From what I heard from oil industry types down in Holma LA., the leading theory is that internal parts inside the blowout preventer were shifted by the multiple gas shocks the well experienced leading up to the explosion. This caused the BOP to malfunction.

The BOP has an inflatable rubber ring shaped bladder inside, below the hydraulic rams that were supposed to crush and pinch the well pipe shut. The bladder is installed inside its own steel holder cylinder inside the BOP, and it was designed to be inflated and grab and hold the pipe still while the rams pinched the pipe. They think the multiple gas shocks shifted that cylinder up to where it interfered with the rams. When the command was given to pinch the pipe shut, the rams could not pinch both the pipe, and the bladder cylinder at the same time. The combination was too strong for the rams to crush. Hence the BOP did not close, and the mess was created.

The solution is to build a better BOP.
 
2010-08-06 04:11:09 PM  
So they shouldn't drill in a place they know has oil, they should go drill elsewhere in unproven area? The dry/wet well ratio for BP is the best of all oil companies: nearly 33%. I'd rather they drilled in a proven field than risk two or more dry wells in another underwater ecosystem. For a hefty fee, of course.
 
2010-08-06 04:11:21 PM  
not to threadjack, but did I somehow miss Friday's Smoking Gun line up? Need some Mr. Peanut heads in my life.

And Douchebag-Warehouse: you have a caps problem. There's meetings for that.
 
2010-08-06 04:11:38 PM  
Welfare Xmas: Good for them! Without fossil fuels we'd have to go back to a sub-Victorian level standard of living. Who wants that?

Al Gore?
 
2010-08-06 04:12:08 PM  
Douchebag Warehouse: YES! FINALLY CAPITALISM PREVAILS OVER THE PHONY OUTCRY OVER A FEW MILLION BARRELS OF SPILLED MILK!! SURE THERE ARE BAD THINGS THAT HAPPENED, BUT YOU PEOPLE ACT LIKE THEY WON'T LEARN FROM THIER MISTAKES! WHY! IT'S OBVIOUS THEY WILL BE SENSITIVE AFTER ALL THIS shiat WENT DOWN MAN! DON'T BE SO NAIVE TO THINK THEY ARE ANYTHING MORE THAT A COMPANY LOOKING TO MAKE A MAXIMUM PROFIT AND THEIR PUBLIC IMAGE IS PART OF THAT SOMEHOW I THINK! SO WHAT ARE YOU ALL WHINING ABOUT THERE IS STILL OIL TO BE HAD WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM GETTING IT NOW THAT THEY KNOW HOW TO FIX IT!

go4uteam.com
 
2010-08-06 04:12:23 PM  
Take your Prius and stick it up your ass subby
 
2010-08-06 04:12:49 PM  
Well, they have proven that there are reserves there.
 
2010-08-06 04:13:15 PM  
SharkInfested:

And Douchebag-Warehouse: you have a caps problem. There's meetings for that.


I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM! I CAN STOP ANYTIME I WANT! REMOVE THE BEAM FROM YOUR OWN EYE AND SO ON!
 
2010-08-06 04:13:20 PM  
rodeofrog: About 10 years ago, I wondered aloud, "what will it take for America to stop with all the oil, and really explore alternative sources of energy?"

Thank you, BP, for reminding us that we still have yet to hit rock bottom.


Everyone will need to be high enough to believe that the laws of physics don't really apply anymore.
 
2010-08-06 04:13:44 PM  
TheIndependent: Al Gore?

Were there an inordinate number of horny masseuses during Victorian times?
 
2010-08-06 04:13:45 PM  
Inevitable tag?
 
2010-08-06 04:14:52 PM  
LeroyBourne: History...destined...repeat.
/nvm


Actually, BP corporate would be all "Make sure nothing like this very, very, very expensive explosion/blowout/Oiltastrophe happens at that site ever again". Because no oil company wants clean-up costs to eat into it's profits.
 
2010-08-06 04:15:26 PM  
I'm not saying it's illegal for them to be drilling so close to the site of one of the worst disasters in recent memory. But I am saying that it's in poor taste, and they really shouldn't if they intend on fostering peace between America and the Oil Industry.

...and I mean, come on, have you seen the name of the new rig? And the name of the guy running it! Clearly, this is just another attempt to show their dominance and conquest of Western bodies of water!
 
2010-08-06 04:16:12 PM  
TheIndependent: rodeofrog: About 10 years ago, I wondered aloud, "what will it take for America to stop with all the oil, and really explore alternative sources of energy?"

Thank you, BP, for reminding us that we still have yet to hit rock bottom.

Everyone will need to be high enough to believe that the laws of physics don't really apply anymore.


I guess the laws of physics demand that I put all my groceries in plastic shells and drive myself home in my H3?
 
2010-08-06 04:16:25 PM  
BP execs say, "What are YOU going to do about it, small people?"

www.smugbastard.com
 
2010-08-06 04:16:27 PM  
Good luck trying to sell that oil, BP.

Based on what I've read on Fark, everyone here has stopped using oil in any form.
 
2010-08-06 04:16:49 PM  
BP is going to have to obtain oil to sell in order to pay off all the claims that are being made against it. There's now a proven assload of the stuff in that spot, so what should they do, entomb it there as some sort of memorial and drill elsewhere where there's less certainty of oil? Pump the stuff out and get some benefit from it. Or, if people are uneasy about BP, let it sell the rights to another company.
 
2010-08-06 04:17:19 PM  
Dranar: I'm not saying it's illegal for them to be drilling so close to the site of one of the worst disasters in recent memory. But I am saying that it's in poor taste, and they really shouldn't if they intend on fostering peace between America and the Oil Industry.

...and I mean, come on, have you seen the name of the new rig? And the name of the guy running it! Clearly, this is just another attempt to show their dominance and conquest of Western bodies of water!


THIS SEems so familiar... Isn't there another rig already in place in that area? What's the sudden outrage over another?
 
2010-08-06 04:17:54 PM  
Douchebag Warehouse: SharkInfested:
And Douchebag-Warehouse: you have a caps problem. There's meetings for that.
I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM! I CAN STOP ANYTIME I WANT! REMOVE THE BEAM FROM YOUR OWN EYE AND SO ON!


LOL.
 
2010-08-06 04:17:54 PM  
rodeofrog: About 10 years ago, I wondered aloud, "what will it take for America to stop with all the oil, and really explore alternative sources of energy?"

Thank you, BP, for reminding us that we still have yet to hit rock bottom.


Oh aren't you deep. It's economics. Cars that run on moonbeams and unicorn farts are still too expensive. Nobody wants to ride the bus or train because 40% of the country is made up of massive lard asses.

When oil gets more expensive than the alternative, we'll transition to something else. Not before.
 
2010-08-06 04:18:02 PM  
Welfare Xmas: TheIndependent: Al Gore?

Were there an inordinate number of horny masseuses during Victorian times?


Horny masseuses or whore mistresses, their titles may have change slightly, but the "occupation" was/is the same.
 
2010-08-06 04:18:45 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson: The-Brain: Where does the line form for BP exec cockpunches?

Because....?


They are more negligent than other oil companies and they treated our shores with an imperialistic attitude.
 
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