Skip to comments.Deepwater Horizon Response (rig discharging in the range of 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day)
Posted on 07/05/2010 11:08:26 AM PDT by valkyry1
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Floridas shoreline. This website will serve as the primary location for updates and information on response actions and impacts to the state of Florida.
On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 an offshore oil drilling platform, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. The rig, owned by Transocean Ltd, was under contract to BP. Submerged at the bottom of the Gulf, the rig continues to discharge in the range of 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day. BP, the United States Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service are the lead response agencies on the oil spill. For information, please visit www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com.
Governor Charlie Crist has made Floridas preparation and response for impacts of the oil spill a top priority. Since Governor Crists first flyover of the oil spill on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, he has worked to ensure that Florida is vigilant to take every necessary action to protect the Sunshine States beaches and the health and well-being of both residents and visitors.
(Excerpt) Read more at dep.state.fl.us ...
Is there any sonar images of the sunken rig? I have been looking around and I am unable to find any.
I am sure that there are images but I have not seen any of them.
Silly question, I know, but: How will BP survive this financially?
I knew the kiss of death was upon them when Obambi said something to the effect of “we don’t want to bankrupt BP”
Not until he’s bled them dry, that is...
(the rig continues to discharge)
The rig isn’t doing anything other than rusting away on the ocean floor. The well is continuing to discharge x number
of gallons\barrels per day.
Submerged at the bottom of the Gulf, the rig continues to discharge in the range of 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day.
You’d think an agency would have better sense than to publish something so wrong as the above statement.
The rig isn’t discharging anything. The discharge is coming from the well bore and out the top of the BOP.....
Okay so is your point that you dont want to believe it because the writer used the word rig rather than wellbore?
35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day is just that.
The writer doesn’t the difference between a drilling rig
and a hole the ground, what else does he\she NOT know?
Probably thinks guns and suvs kill people too.
No I believe the well is spewing. Just a very poor attempt at communicating accurately from an agency that should know better.
After reading this article, my first thought was that there was oil stored on the rig that was leaking in addition to the failed well. Then I realized the author was confusing the two because the rig itself did not store oil and the amount of fuel stored to power its generators was nowhere near this amount. No matter how you slice it, this is very poorly written, especially by an agency that should know better.
You have to suspect anything coming from an agency or organization with “environment” in it’s name.
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