Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:18 AM
At those depths, they could not fix the problems, as we all witnessed in the
Deepwater Horizon incident.
We only have ourselves to blame.
"By early 2012 there will be more rigs in the Gulf designed to drill in its "deep water" —
defined as 2,000 feet or deeper — than before the spill.
In November, Perdido began pumping oil from a field called Tobago; the well begins 9,627 feet
below the surface of the Gulf.
No other well on the globe produces oil in deeper water and that's about as deep as the Gulf gets.
For drillers, that means the entire Gulf is now within reach.
By early 2012, there will be 40 deepwater rigs in the Gulf, up from 37 before the BP spill, according to Cinnamon Odell of ODS-Petrodata. BP received its first permit to drill in late October.
As the BP disaster made clear, drilling in deep water presents difficulties and dangers. Last month a Chevron well in the deep waters off of Brazil ruptured and spilled 2,400 barrels of oil into the Atlantic after Chevron underestimated the pressure of the oil field it was tapping."
Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:34 PM
Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:21 PM
The things that these companies count on is the fact that it's often hard to see with the naked eye the damage spills from deep water leaks cause - they can and do blame dead zones on other things - and the public has a short attention span unless the media oversaturates an issue, and unless it's happening in their own backyard. Oil on US beaches? We're outraged. Oil in the water off Brazil or destroying the Niger Delta? *Yawn*
Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:43 AM
Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:15 AM
Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:18 PM
Didn't some of the people get sick? I think I read that somewhere?
That was a huge disaster, and yes, most people are buying into the nonsense.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:24 AM
just pretending that the oil spill was like a minor 2 or 3 month inconvenience.
The crazy thing is, most people probably buy into that.
in the south) "local" woman. Gives their BS a hometown, softer touch.
That mouthpiece they hired to do that spot doesn't talk about the drillers that died on the rig that day, or
the bayou's that are still filled with greasy oil and will not/cannot ever be cleaned up.
Nature will, but it will take decades.
We will never know the loss of life to birds, fish and mammals because so many just suck into the goo
The thing that is maddening to me is the fact that during the gulf oil spill, they had to send robots to try
and fix the problems because of the depth of the water-no person could go down there.
And now, they're going deeper?
Hell, even a toddler knows that touching a hot stove will burn you. That kid has more sense than we do.
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