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Sheen matches Macondo well and could be from wreckage, Coast Guard says
10-11-2012, 03:53 PM #1
Tacolover II Member
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I don't see how this could happen from the well itself as cement was pumped into the well bore and intersecting well into the annulus then that pumped full of cement. Unless the process somehow fractured the formation (frack) accidentally and oil coming through the fractures or the cement job failed which is highly unlikely.

Guess there could be enough oil residual in the drilling riser to cause a sheen however I don't know why it would show up at this late date. Oil in that riser would not be effected by the corexit.

I'm wondering if all that oil at the bottom in those underwater canyons once effected by the Corexit is allowing the crude crud to reverse back to it's natural state allowing the release of a "sheen". I dunno, any Geo chemists or physicists here?


"Samples from a sheen in the area of the Deepwater Horizon rig, which exploded and sank more than two years ago, “correlates to oil that originated from BP’s Macondo well,” the Coast Guard said a statement Wednesday night.

The statement gave no indication of any active leak, but said: “The exact source of the sheen is uncertain at this time but could be residual oil associated with wreckage and/or debris left on the seabed from the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010.”

The statement, from the office of the Federal On-Scene Coordinator, said the sheen – which was first reported to the National Response Center on Sept. 16 by BP and has varied in size, poses no risk to the shore and isn’t feasible to recover. It was approximately 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

The Coast Guard, in concert with BP and NOAA, has made assessments of the sheen by aircraft and boat since its discovery. Samples, the statement says, were taken by a Coast Guard unit on Sept. 26 and sent to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Conn.

One or both of BP, which owned the well, and Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon, may be sent a bill any costs associated with further assessments or operations related to the sheen, the statement said."
10-11-2012, 03:56 PM #2
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Edit won't let me fix my error. Not tiny Chemists but Geo Chemists LoL
10-11-2012, 03:57 PM #3
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Geo, wtf?
10-11-2012, 03:58 PM #4
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What is wrong. G. e. o.
10-11-2012, 04:01 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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lmao.gif I'm sorry Taco. We have a word filter in place. chuckle.gif

10-11-2012, 04:06 PM #6
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(10-11-2012, 04:01 PM)Octo Wrote:  lmao.gif I'm sorry Taco. We have a word filter in place. chuckle.gif


rofl.gif why in the world would you filter G.e.o. into tiny? But whatever floats your boat....t-dancing.gif
10-11-2012, 04:07 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif Sorry man, we have a nutty as squirrel turd spam tard with an obsessive compulsive disorder.
The very definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expect different results. He is the case in point. He's either an angry pissy individual with no life raging_midget.gif
Or working for some alphabet agency. Either way is a total idiot in addition to failure.

10-11-2012, 09:14 PM #8
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Now what did I say

“The size of the sheen, its persistent point of origin and other factors indicate the most likely source is the bent riser pipe that once connected the rig to the well head, where a mix of oil, drilling mud and seawater were trapped after the top kill operation,”

That riser about 1-mile long and 38-inch OD (typical) can hold a lot of oil

Thank you very much.... coffeetime.gif
10-11-2012, 09:19 PM #9
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Pfffffft, they cut that riser off before the top kill, regardless would be full of oil and seawter. The mud would be long gone by that time.... bleh.gif


10-13-2012, 11:28 AM #10
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"BP and Transocean will use satellite images and remotely operated vehicles to determine the origin of an oil sheen discovered last month and linked this week to the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Coast Guard said Friday night."


If BP and the US Coastguard ƒükkêd up that cement job then their Goose is really going to be cooked.

I figured the riser could contain over 60,000 gallons of oil in it...
Perhaps a better qualified Geo Physicist could give a better explanation.

I'm sorry y'all. It's like a sickness. I've already been humiliated enough by having my posts removed for saying geo.....g.e.o.




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