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The final cut..... Deep water Horizon

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Martin Riddle, Jun 2, 2010.

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  1. Is it just me being cynical, or is someone paid to sit there and twiddle the
    ROV joystick 24/7 to make it look like they are doing something?

    Just nuke it I recon. Can't possibly do any worse.

  2. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest

    Yup. If they unlucky they could almost double the flow rate.

    I just hope they have some convincing way of attaching the new
    contraption that is supposed to take the oil away afterwards. Oh look it
    has filled with ice and dropped off will not play well. I want to see what instructions the production manager of the rig gave
    to the operating team and when they knew the BOP was no longer failsafe.

    Martin Brown
  3. Uwe Hercksen

    Uwe Hercksen Guest


    they could not replace the bad BOP by another good BOP, they only could
    mount another BOP on top of the existing BOP.

  4. But 12,000 psi is the pressure a 4 miles below the sea surface. You
    still have a 10,000 column of oil. The question is how much pressure is
    forcing the oil up? Its greater than 2000 psi at the well head for

    It looks like fairly well cracked oil, not Mazola but it's been under
    pressure and heat for quite some time. Which makes it easier to refine.

  5. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    Calculating rock (or any solid) contribution to pressure like it is a
    fluid is rather unlikely to be correct. Solids transmit forces in all
    directions but differently than fluids. Some of the rock might be in
    tension which works out very differently for fluids, solids also support
    shear (lateral) strain well which fluids do not do worth a damn.
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