BP Oil Spill – Crew hoping to tap into well 18,000 feet beneath the sea surface.

Thanks to Colin L. Beadon for sending us this diagram of the operation to stop the leaking BP oil well in the Caribbean.

After looking at the operation, all I can think of is we have to find a better, safer way to harvest the oil we need than to allow drilling in 5,000 feet of open water right in what could be called hurricane city. This mess was bound to happen, especially when the oil companies are left to themselves to supervise their operations. As it turns out, most of the people in the US Departments that were to be supervising the oil industry are good ‘ol boys themselves who used to work for the oil companies. Reminds me of Shell in Barbados hiring a consulting company to tell us everything is fine when we know it is not so.

Anyway, our thanks to Colin, and have a look at this diagram and imaging the risks in the real world of deep sea oil drilling…


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4 responses to “BP Oil Spill – Crew hoping to tap into well 18,000 feet beneath the sea surface.

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  2. Straight talk

    Oil is not only leaking from the defective BOP, the whole 13,000 feet of casing is compromised.

    The main leaks are not from the much televised Blow out preventer, but from an uncontained gusher caused by safety procedures being ignored.

    Best of luck to them pouring cement into a fractured pipe with oil and gas escaping at 18,000 lbs psi pressure.

  3. catscan

    We were hoping to have some deep water oil exploration off Barbados. I have nightmares thinking that something like this could happen in the Caribbean waters. Our tourism and fishing would be wiped out. For good information on what’s happening go to the Oil Drum web site. Lots of experienced engineers participate there:


  4. big lifted trucks

    Hope this gets repaired soon, as we all are loosing the precious Oil……