dennysgod: Charlie or Martin?
your average maint. man: what ever happened with that boot on the neck thingy?
balfourk: As someone who works for big oil, sheens are nothing new nor are they uncommon. I do not want to trivialize the issue, but a very small amount of any number of substances can create a sheen over a mile is size. The major companies do seriously try to prevent any spill from happenning, no matter what you or CNN think. The smaller independent oil companies are the biggest offenders of breaking regulations simply because they don't have the money to keep up with them all, as it is very expensive to keep double barriers in place over everything that can possibly go wrong. However if a spill does happen my company reports it right away. Many times we have been fined for things that were not our fault, but we were the closest operator so we got blamed. An example is when I was offshore and a sheen was spotted near my platform. The chemical was tested and proven not to have come from my platform, but since no other facility was in the area we got picked to pay the fine. I am not saying that big oil isn't gulity of causing harm, but a lot of the blame that goes towards big oil is unfounded. The Gulf of Mexico is a major shipping center and fishing area, but nobody thinks to ask the cargo or fishing vessels if they are in compliance with regulations. I live on the gulf coast and will likely be there for the rest of my life. I don't want to see it damaged any more than any of you and neither do my co-workers. Big oil has its faults, but we are not the devils that many people make us out to be. I will probably get attacked here and accused of being satan, but I don't care, someone needs to speak up for the industry.
Strobeguy: Did they ever raise the Deepwater Rig itself that sunk?
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