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BP is cutting the riser right now!
BP.com ^ | 05/31/2010 | BP

Posted on 05/31/2010 2:38:39 PM PDT by omega4179

Very interesting.

(Excerpt) Read more at bp.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bop; bp; canada; chomper; fumbles; livefeed; oilspill; topcap; topkill
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To: deport

Ok next question...how do you all of a sudden make a turn while drilling?


3,701 posted on 06/03/2010 9:57:24 AM PDT by freebird5850 (B.P. = "Baracks' Problem")
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To: airborne

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.

http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=9033657&contentId=7062491


3,702 posted on 06/03/2010 9:57:55 AM PDT by deport
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To: Ole Okie

OSHA will probably try to fine BP because they took the safety shield off the saw.


3,703 posted on 06/03/2010 9:59:55 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming. RIP Mark Shannon)
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To: Caribou

that would be hilarious if it were NOT TRUE!


3,704 posted on 06/03/2010 10:03:38 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama isn't even voting "present!")
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To: Errant
That bone head probably never cut a piece of pipe in his life. Keep those Hollywierd morons off the job site!
3,705 posted on 06/03/2010 10:04:27 AM PDT by vigilante2 (Reelect Nobody)
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To: Sacajaweau

Does anyone think they are cutting slots on opposing sides to get a clamp in there and pull the drill pipe up?


3,706 posted on 06/03/2010 10:06:10 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


3,707 posted on 06/03/2010 10:07:28 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama isn't even voting "present!")
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To: US_MilitaryRules

I think you have to know all the parts and what can be accessed....there’s just to many considerations to speculate.


3,708 posted on 06/03/2010 10:09:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: deport

Thank you


3,709 posted on 06/03/2010 10:11:53 AM PDT by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: freebird5850

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.


3,710 posted on 06/03/2010 10:12:26 AM PDT by deport
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To: a real Sheila
It was an industry health and safety report...No one is reporting real yuk stuff happening right now...

Did the government call in all the fisherman??? (needlessly)...to make this an even more serious disaster...

3,711 posted on 06/03/2010 10:13:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: commish

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? :-)


3,712 posted on 06/03/2010 10:13:37 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama isn't even voting "present!")
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To: commish

maybe they need to bring in one of those guys who does intricate ice sculptures with a chainsaw!


3,713 posted on 06/03/2010 10:16:35 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama isn't even voting "present!")
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

I’ve wondered that as well.


3,714 posted on 06/03/2010 10:17:25 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama isn't even voting "present!")
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To: Sacajaweau

What in the world is Fumbles Jr. trying to grab?? is that a piece of pipe they cut away with the circular saw?


3,715 posted on 06/03/2010 10:23:08 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

The camera angle on Ocean 2 definately shows the deformation/crimping of the top of the pipe by the shear.


3,716 posted on 06/03/2010 10:24:11 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: caww
"Yep! Me too! The whole world is watching their HANDS...and the results...we want to also see the FACES of these people when this is over....yep! No doubt about it....

3,717 posted on 06/03/2010 10:24:35 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama isn't even voting "present!")
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


3,718 posted on 06/03/2010 10:34:54 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

Ugh fat fingers: become tangled in the tether for another piece of equipment.


3,719 posted on 06/03/2010 10:35:49 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

LOL - Some guy just walked up to one of the ROVs.


3,720 posted on 06/03/2010 10:43:45 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Red_Devil 232

http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/c/3m/o/oii?lang=en-US&region=US

UGH


3,721 posted on 06/03/2010 10:44:02 AM PDT by gsan
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To: patton

Must be the same one I saw the other night. ;-)


3,722 posted on 06/03/2010 10:49:39 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/incident_response/STAGING/local_assets/html/Skandi_ROV1.html

Los like fumbles found a job within his paygrade.


3,723 posted on 06/03/2010 10:56:44 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

HEads up , Fumbles is back and playing with power cords on Mother again. LOL


3,724 posted on 06/03/2010 11:00:16 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: deport

bttt


3,725 posted on 06/03/2010 11:07:04 AM PDT by vigilante2 (Reelect Nobody)
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To: deport

Thanks!

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!


3,726 posted on 06/03/2010 11:09:55 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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Been in a meeting for 2 hours. Man that b$tch is spewing now!!!!

good luck guys!!! We are all counting on you - even Fumbles.

3,727 posted on 06/03/2010 11:14:23 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Don't go chasing waterfalls.....)
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To: mad_as_he$$

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.


3,728 posted on 06/03/2010 11:16:45 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish
Man these guys desperately need to catch a break. This is one hard luck job. Almost like somebody does not want them to prevail. To bad Fumbles is on time out - I enjoy the action.
3,729 posted on 06/03/2010 11:19:30 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Don't go chasing waterfalls.....)
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Today’s static image brought to you by the number 4.


3,730 posted on 06/03/2010 11:22:04 AM PDT by Tony in Hawaii (NUTS!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

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.


3,731 posted on 06/03/2010 11:23:52 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

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.


3,732 posted on 06/03/2010 11:30:43 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish
there is crap all over down there

That's all the stuff Fumbles has dropped the last couple of days.

3,733 posted on 06/03/2010 11:34:30 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: All

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.


3,734 posted on 06/03/2010 11:34:41 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Wilum

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.


3,735 posted on 06/03/2010 11:36:23 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Wilum

How about a place to store stuff till needed


3,736 posted on 06/03/2010 11:52:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: commish

This is awesome to watch.


3,737 posted on 06/03/2010 11:52:28 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: commish

What is he DOING??? Assembling a weedwhacker?


3,738 posted on 06/03/2010 11:52:57 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: patton

Is that the new cap on Enterprise 2?


3,739 posted on 06/03/2010 11:54:34 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: patton

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?


3,740 posted on 06/03/2010 11:55:19 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: All
Plot of Short Circuit from Wikipedia

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.

 

3,741 posted on 06/03/2010 12:02:09 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

EP 1


3,742 posted on 06/03/2010 12:04:40 PM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


3,743 posted on 06/03/2010 12:06:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Don't blame me. I voted for Jefferson Davis.)
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To: patton

Thanks


3,744 posted on 06/03/2010 12:08:13 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Repeal The 17th

Can someone supply a link to the multiple cameras some of you seem to be watching, the only link I have is

http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/homepage/STAGING/local_assets/bp_homepage/html/rov_stream.html


3,745 posted on 06/03/2010 12:09:01 PM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

jtnog.org


3,746 posted on 06/03/2010 12:10:12 PM PDT by PaForBush
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=9033572&contentId=7062605


3,747 posted on 06/03/2010 12:11:02 PM PDT by Tony in Hawaii (NUTS!)
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

http://www.jtnog.org/

Also

http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=9033572&contentId=7062605


3,748 posted on 06/03/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: PaForBush

Anyone know what that mesh looking thing that appears to on the ocean floor is?


3,749 posted on 06/03/2010 12:15:06 PM PDT by Rumierules
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

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.


3,750 posted on 06/03/2010 12:16:18 PM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming. RIP Mark Shannon)
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