Skip to comments.BP is cutting the riser right now!
Posted on 05/31/2010 2:38:39 PM PDT by omega4179
(Excerpt) Read more at bp.com ...
Ok next question...how do you all of a sudden make a turn while drilling?
Here are a couple of good graphics of what the are attempting to do at the current time. Click on the high resolution link for a much better view.
OSHA will probably try to fine BP because they took the safety shield off the saw.
that would be hilarious if it were NOT TRUE!
Does anyone think they are cutting slots on opposing sides to get a clamp in there and pull the drill pipe up?
did those reports come from our trusty MSM or from the seafood industry?
I’m just saying....
A seafood vendor in my town told me he bought some oysters from a FL vendor instead of his usual LA vendor recently due to the spill and said the price he paid his vendor was more than what HE usually sells them for from his store here.
I think you have to know all the parts and what can be accessed....there’s just to many considerations to speculate.
You’ll have to get someone with more knowledge than me for an answer. But I know they can use a whipstock to turn the bit. Also I think they use downhole motors ect now for these purposes. The technology is way above my pay grade. lol.
Did the government call in all the fisherman??? (needlessly)...to make this an even more serious disaster...
I thought the Kent Wells demo showed the cap was already on the ocean floor and just needed to be lifted into position
via fumbles and the yellow strap maybe? :-)
maybe they need to bring in one of those guys who does intricate ice sculptures with a chainsaw!
I’ve wondered that as well.
What in the world is Fumbles Jr. trying to grab?? is that a piece of pipe they cut away with the circular saw?
The camera angle on Ocean 2 definately shows the deformation/crimping of the top of the pipe by the shear.
I may be wrong, but this does not look good on Ocean 2’s Cam. it appears that the ROV has become tangles in the ther for another peice of equipment.
Ugh fat fingers: become tangled in the tether for another piece of equipment.
LOL - Some guy just walked up to one of the ROVs.
Must be the same one I saw the other night. ;-)
Los like fumbles found a job within his paygrade.
HEads up , Fumbles is back and playing with power cords on Mother again. LOL
Back from shooting my bow. Dialed in at 30 meters. Next - 50 meters... gotta go up to the Boy Scout Camp Bashore to use the archery range for that one.
It’s hot & humid here in PA!
good luck guys!!! We are all counting on you - even Fumbles.
I think Fumbles got put in timeout. He started playing with the power cords around Mother again, and did something x-rated and they cut the feed. LOL
But, Fumbles Jr. (Ocean 2) has been grabbing straps and doing hauling around duty quite well the last little while.
Today’s static image brought to you by the number 4.
I am trying to figure out what Fumbles Jr is looking at. Some type of Rig lying on the sea bottom. LOoks like he is trying to pick it up.
The video Fumbles Jr (ocean 2) is showing right now is fascinating. There is almost an entire oil yard worth of equipment lying on the sea bed it seems. Everywhere he goes there is a box or power unit or pipe or hose or something... there is crap all over down there.
That's all the stuff Fumbles has dropped the last couple of days.
Awesome vid on OCean 2 right now — he is at the bottom of the BOP checking out the well head. Thankfully everything looks intact and in place.
LOL! You said that and Fumbles Jr is trying to pick up what looks like a saw laying on the ground next to the BOP stack! And yes it has a yellow strap attached to it.
How about a place to store stuff till needed
This is awesome to watch.
What is he DOING??? Assembling a weedwhacker?
Is that the new cap on Enterprise 2?
Have no idea, but now he is doing show and tell. Hey mom, look what I made! Aww that’s nice honey, what is it?
Plot of Oil Spill by James Cameron
Number 5 (voiced by Tim Blaney) Fumbles (voiced by Tim Robbins) is one of five prototype robots ROVs proposed for Cold War Evil Drilling use by the U.S. military British Petroleum, although the scientists mainly responsible for creating them, Newton Graham Crosby, Ph.D. (Steve Guttenberg) Muhammad Bashar (Jamie Fox) and his partner Ben Jabituya (Fisher Stevens) Juan Valdez (Paul Rodriguez), are more interested in peaceful uses of their artificial intelligence, like playing musical instruments planting coral gardens. While a demonstration in takes place on the grounds of the developer's company, Nova Laboratories in Damon, Washington Haliburton in Houston, Texas a lightning storm forces an end to the presentation. A power surge hits Number 5 Fumbles while it is recharging and alters its program, causing a malfunction. An associated accident causes it to be taken off company grounds and it wanders away, unable to communicate and not knowing where it is. Number 5 Fumbles finds itself at the home of animal-lover Stephanie Speck (Ally Sheedy) Indira Patel (Eva Mendes) in Astoria , Oregon New Orleans, Louisiana, who initially thinks the robot ROV is an extraterrestrial visitor, but then determines that the robot ROV was built by Nova Haliburton. After she helps it satisfy its cravings for "input" (due to its malfunction), and explains the nature of life and death to it, Stephanie Indira and the robot ROV realize the power surge has brought the robot ROV to life. The robot ROV subsequently gains a respect for life, rejecting the destructive nature of its military BP programming, as well as a fear of the disassembly that awaits it back at Nova Haliburton, believing it to be akin to death.
After several narrow escapes from a troop of
soldiers corporate thugs led by Nova's BP’s security head Captain Skroeder (G. W. Bailey) Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) — who in his attempt to destroy the wayward robot ROV disobeys orders from Howard Marner (Austin Pendleton) Dick Cheney (Josh Brolin), the director of Nova Haliburton— as well as from Stephanie's Indira’s unscrupulous ex-boyfriend Frank George, Stephanie Indira and the robot ROV finally convince Newton Muhammad of the robot's ROV’s sentience, but are cornered by the full weight of Nova's BP’s security and the army, who seemingly destroy the robot ROV. Unbeknown to the soldiers, the robot ROV they destroyed was a copy built by Number 5 Fumbles from spare parts, and with the robot's ROV’s "destruction," the project that spawned it is ruined and Skroeder Agent Smith is fired. Number 5 Fumbles (who renames himself " Johnny 5" Moon Unit after hearing the song "Who's Johnny?" “Give Peace a Chance” throughout the movie) leaves for Montana San Francisco with Stephanie Indira and Newton Muhammad, who has subsequently quit his job gone to work for the Sierra Club after siding with the robot ROV.
I certainly don’t claim to know what the heck they are doing at the moment.
But to the unknowing layman, such as myself,
these seem like some pretty trivial connections that
shoulda-coulda-woulda been easier to make while topside.
Can someone supply a link to the multiple cameras some of you seem to be watching, the only link I have is
Anyone know what that mesh looking thing that appears to on the ocean floor is?
The link PaForBush gave you plus you can left mouse double click on the video you want to see and it will go full screen and left mouse double click to get out of full screen or ESC. Also, refresh once in a while and the cameras will reload.