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Old 07-09-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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My idea of oil recovery would be to unbolt the old riser, insatll a 90 degree angle with matching flange for BOP. Then lay 50+ miles of pipeline to land & collect there. I wonder if this was ever a option ?? I did send the idea to BP
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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I really don't think you can just "unbolt" anything down there with the oil spewing and the pressures involved. If it ha 20 bolts around it's circumference you would get maybe 12 off before the pressures probably bent everything out of shape and destroyed any straight surface you had to bolt to. Even if you could do that I don't think it would be easy to subsequently attach anything. Kinda like trying to put a nozzle on a garden hose with the water on high.
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I really don't think you can just "unbolt" anything down there with the oil spewing and the pressures involved. If it ha 20 bolts around it's circumference you would get maybe 12 off before the pressures probably bent everything out of shape and destroyed any straight surface you had to bolt to. Even if you could do that I don't think it would be easy to subsequently attach anything. Kinda like trying to put a nozzle on a garden hose with the water on high.
Why don't they just close the valve temporarily, bolt the 90 on and run the pipe to shore, then turn the valve back on?
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Why don't they just close the valve temporarily, bolt the 90 on and run the pipe to shore, then turn the valve back on?
I think the lack of an operating valve to shutoff the flow is the entire reason for the spill that is taking place.
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Here are the gory details as to why little has/ can be done

http://projectavalon.net/The_BP_Deep...n_the_Gulf.pdf


Here is the political angle which is even more unnerving

Glenn Beck on Fox discussing Soros, Obama, Petrobras, and you – Common American Journal
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I think the lack of an operating valve to shutoff the flow is the entire reason for the spill that is taking place.
I assumed the sarcasm was obvious... my apologies.
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Do some research on the reason. The casing is damaged and if they stop the flow the BOP or entire upper casing could fail and then there would be a larger uncontrollably flow coming out
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