Tuesday, May 25, 2010
OIL DISASTER UPDATE: Day 36 May 25th
( Boston Globe BIG PICTURE May 22nd,2010 )
The enormity of this Disaster....from the smallest victim to a Ship looking like a Spec of dust against the Oil Slick...
(May 12th Boston Globe photo)
This article appeared in the NYT this morning, the Federal Inspector may have been on crystal meth when inspecting and checking the Gulf oil platform. Do read this attached article, it is a must read.
CBS Evening News Monday 5.24 With Katie Couric in the Gulf
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NBC Evening news Monday 5.24
The TOPKILL BP Process is planned for tomorrow, this diagram was found on Internet, explains the process. It is unclear at this point if the Live Videocams will still allow us to watch this process. This is the first time EVER this process will be deployed in Deep Water and with the methane/hydrate issue.....(Stay tuned I will post more info on this later tonight).
"Top kill" a tricky maneuver from LATimes has more about the actual plan for the TopKill tomorrow, it has some details that are helpful to know, that include about the Pressure issues, Mud Ingredients and why the Junk Shot may be part of the process. ( On Twitter we learned this evening that under pressure BP will be allowing the Livecam to show the Process. )
Snippet From LATimes Article :
Here's how it will work:
Heavy mud will be forced into the well to counteract the upward pressure of the leaking oil and gas. Then cement will be poured in after the mud to seal the opening.
If for some reason the mud alone cannot push down the oil, BP officials said they might also try to stop the flow with a "junk shot" filled with golf balls, among other objects.
Success of the venture will depend on loading enough mud and cement into the well to stop the surge of oil and gas — a tricky proposition. Iraj Ershaghi, director of the petroleum engineering department at USC, estimated that the upward pressure was likely to be about 9,000 pounds per square inch. At a depth of 5,000 feet, the water pressure bearing down on the leak is about 2,500 pounds per square inch, he added.
More updates later....Scroll down for more...