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Everybody Ready for Another Oil Rig Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico? VIDEO
11-16-2012, 08:36 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico; 2 people missing, 4 rushed to hospital

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11-16-2012, 08:42 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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gaah.gif Pretty close to the coast too. sad2.gif
11-16-2012, 08:53 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Two people were killed, two were missing and four were airlifted to a hospital Friday after an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, according to local officials.

The fire was later extinguished, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Twenty-eight people had been aboard the rig at the time of the accident.

The platform was not actively producing oil and no spill was immediately sighted, the Coast Guard said.

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11-16-2012, 09:00 PM #4
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I wouldn't expect anything to be... how they put it... "immediately sighted" 13.gif

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11-16-2012, 09:04 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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They probably didn't smell anything so I'm sure everything is fine. coffeetime.gif
11-17-2012, 03:37 AM #6
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(11-16-2012, 08:36 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico; 2 people missing, 4 rushed to hospital

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It was a non-producing well. Who is going to kill the pelicans and where are they going to get the crude to smear the birds with??? This sounds like a conspiracy to frame the oil company.
11-17-2012, 03:56 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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So what made it explode, you must have some inside info to jump to the "conspiracy to frame the oil company" schtick eh? Share your knowledge with the class my friend.

Oil rigs, are like butterflies, they just don't explode. Hell, ask Taco our resident expert. He's worked in the oil industry for years. BTW, that pelican thing was a creepy forum joke from the BP fiasco.

Guess you had to be there.

Sorry, we are all quite satirical around here.

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11-17-2012, 05:31 AM #8
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(11-17-2012, 03:56 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  So what made it explode, you must have some inside info to jump to the "conspiracy to frame the oil company" schtick eh? Share your knowledge with the class my friend.

Oil rigs, are like butterflies, they just don't explode. Hell, ask Taco our resident expert. He's worked in the oil industry for years. BTW, that pelican thing was a creepy forum joke from the BP fiasco.

Guess you had to be there.

Sorry, we are all quite satirical around here.

According to Reuters:
The rig which sits in 56 feet of water was doing maintenance. A pipe was being welded, which caused an explosion. The spill could have been as much as 28 gallons.

11-17-2012, 05:35 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Just how much oil is present in a well not used? 13.gif
11-17-2012, 05:51 AM #10
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(11-17-2012, 05:35 AM)Octo Wrote:  Just how much oil is present in a well not used? 13.gif


"Not actively producing" means it wasn't drilling a well or working a producing well.

Presumably the platform was being moved or had just capped a well.

The explosion and fire was probably due to vapor in the pipe being welded and residue on the platform.

On the farm we wouldn't weld gas tanks without filling them with water first. We had a allergy to shrapnel.
11-17-2012, 06:13 AM #11
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(11-17-2012, 05:35 AM)Octo Wrote:  Just how much oil is present in a well not used? 13.gif


It is/was not a rig but a production platform. Think that production platform was producing from 7-wells.

All the wells were shut in and platform was down for maintenance. Several service companies were working on that platform at the time of the fire/explosion. Some idiot cut into a line with a torch that started the initial fire. Not too bright.

I do not know how this production platform was transporting/producing the wells. Storage tanks or pipelines. the environmental impact should be minimal with the wells already shut in/off. Just the oil on board is what burned and got into the Gulf.

Alas, Pelicans will survive...
11-17-2012, 06:16 AM #12
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(11-17-2012, 05:51 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(11-17-2012, 05:35 AM)Octo Wrote:  Just how much oil is present in a well not used? 13.gif


"Not actively producing" means it wasn't drilling a well or working a producing well.

Presumably the platform was being moved or had just capped a well.

The explosion and fire was probably due to vapor in the pipe being welded and residue on the platform.

On the farm we wouldn't weld gas tanks without filling them with water first. We had a allergy to shrapnel.


There was no rig, a rig is a structure used for drilling that sits on a platform. Rig was gone long ago. Just pumps, oil/gas separators and some storage tanks mostly.
11-17-2012, 06:20 AM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Nice of you to chime in Taco. Bad news we'll have pelicans registering before too long scream.gif
11-17-2012, 06:25 AM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Just read the initial reports which stated "Oil Rig", which was obviously a misleading title, and yes... environmental impacts SHOULD be minimal in that scenario.
I still treasure the pelicans covered in sludge, nothing says we've made you our bitches in the same way as that does.

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11-17-2012, 06:31 AM #15
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(11-17-2012, 06:20 AM)Octo Wrote:  Nice of you to chime in Taco. Bad news we'll have pelicans registering before too long scream.gif


Yes it is bad news, 4-people hurt badly and 2-missing. Hate to hear this. I know the news people and even Coast Guard called it a "rig" but there was no rig. Just a platform producing from multiple wells. Good news is the wells were shut on/turned off for maintenance work.

Heck BP Macondo was not a producing well but Transocean Deepwater Horizon RIG was on location after drilling well. The only thing the rig was used for was for Halliburton to tempoarily plug the well to move Deepwater Horizon off location and bring in a smaller less expensive rig to complete the well to produce.

Deepwater Horizon cost over 1-million USD/day. Now sits 1-mile down at bottom of The Gulf of Mexico...



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