Wednesday, June 23, 2010


"...It is a dangerous game drilling into high pressure oil and gas zones because you risk having a blowout if your mud weight is not heavy enough. If you weight up your mud with barium sulfate to a very high level, you risk BLOWING OUT THE FORMATION.

What does that mean? It means you crack the rock deep underground; as the mudweight is now denser than the rock, it escapes into the rock in the pore spaces and the fractures. The well empties of mud. If you have not hit high pressure oil or gas at this stage, you are lucky.

But if you have, the oil and gas come flying up the well and you have a blowout, because you have no mud in the well to suppress the oil and gas. You shut down the well with the blowout preventer. If you do not have a blowout preventer, you are in trouble as we have all seen and you can only hope that the oil and gas pressure will naturally fall off with time, otherwise you have to try and put a new blowout preventer in place with oil and gas coming out as you work.

Obviously, the oil and gas pressure hasn't fallen off

In fact... it's increased.

The problem is that BP may not only have hit the mother of high-pressure wells, but there is also a vast amount of methane down there that could come exploding out like an underwater volcano."
Petroleum World

I've been accused of hysteria for posting this sort of thing before. Oh well. Look, there is something terribly out of the ordinary in the way this blowout has been handled; from day one. I've had the feeling all along that there is a sense of futility surrounding everything that has happened. It's like the guys that know, really know what's about to happen have given up and are moving on to greener pastures. BP gives away $20 billion without a fight? Come on. If they thought that there was a chance of this thing getting fixed they'd fight this until the end of time. That's how oil companies and most other companies work.

The argument made in the above article makes sense to me. I've seen it or various forms of it since this thing started. Maybe it's because I'm a carpenter and I work with tools all day long but none of this seems mysterious. Pressure is pressure, no matter how much or how little. You can either control it or you can't. If you try to control it with inadequate means it will blow. Depending on how much pressure you're dealing with, the blowout can be minor or it can do extensive damage. And it will continue until it's overpowered or exhausts itself.

We can't control this thing and it's getting worse with every passing moment. At some point it will have eroded enough of the material in the bore that we will see a cataclysmic failure of the sea floor.

Hell is about to erupt in the Gulf.

"Methane bubbles from the sea floor could, in theory, sink ships and may explain the odd disappearances of some vessels, Australian researchers reported Tuesday.

The huge bubbles can erupt from undersea deposits of solid methane, known as gas hydrates. An odorless gas found in swamps and mines, methane becomes solid under the enormous pressures found on deep sea floors."

"...and the third part of the ships was destroyed." Revelation 8:9

I'm just saying...

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1 comment:

  1. Uh, let's see. From week one in US Naval Nuclear Power School:

    Pressure = Force / Area

    What is it about that simple little equation that can't be understood?

    I love your statement, Catawissa, "Maybe it's because I'm a carpenter and I work with tools all day long but none of this seems mysterious."

    The jerks from academia whom Obamolech has consulted wouldn't know a drill from a soldering iron.