This Blog began as a place for me to save and file the kind of information that has helped me better understand the underbelly of this catastrophic, dangerous,  and world-changing ocean/environmental/political debacle.  Just in the past week it has been reported that  BP is now embarked on a challenging and risky mission:  Replacing the Blowoff Preventer and simultaneously pulling the drill pipe from the well.  There have been reports this week of high levels or Hydrogen Sulfide ashore,  Black Ops mercenaries applying Corexit  oil dispersant secretly at nights,  BP harassing Scientists who are doing independent testing of water and air, allegations of BP secretly drilling three wells in the immediate vicinity of the blowout well they are showing us,  undisclosed seafloor oil and gas leaks, and the discovery of a huge plume of oil hovering deep below the surface. Furthermore,  the Mainstream Media has largely backed away from reporting on the ongoing drama.  For example,  Thad Allan *Coast Guard Admiral and point man for BP and the Federal Gov’t,”   has been doing press briefings in the last few days attempting to explain the problems and rational behind their decision to replace the BOP.    This is big news but you won’t find it on the Google News roundup.  There is plenty of coverage of the ongoing hearings concentrating  on the interrogation of  BP and Transocean personnel  and fixing  blame for the situation.  Missing is the undersea drama unfolding that, if unsuccessful could lead to more spilled oil, and no end to the problem.

Also the relief well team has ceased its mission for the time being.  Why? There is no rational answer from Thad Allen or BP.  This would lead one to believe that they have some major disagreements and fears about what the next best move is. There is widespread speculation by the drilling community on what the problems are that BP faces in killing this well.  Plus,  the Feds have declared Gulf  seafood safe to eat when independent testing has found  highly carcinogenic and toxic hydrocarbon byproducts in seafood samples.

A new oil plume is reported to be 650 feet high,  2 miles wide,  and twenty two miles long:

Hydrogen Sulfide and Testing of Corexit Dispersant:

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Hydrogen Sulfide Increases 700% Since July 15 Well Cap-Alex Higgins

Florida Oil Spill Law Website Article

BP harassing Independent Scientists:

Washington\’s Blog

B.K. Lim’s assertion that BP  has secretly drilled three wells  and  story behind the Deception:

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Thad Allen’s  Commentary :

Thad Allen has turned out to be nothing more than a mouthpiece for BP.  It is amazing that BP still calls the shots….

The Oil Drum is a forum where Oil Geologists,  Platform Managers, Drillers, Oil Industry Veterans vent their opinions on what BP is doing Wrong and doing Right.  A source for some of the best information available and at times highly technical:

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The Story of Two Wells and the Deception BP uses to obscure the truth:

Keep Sound off until Interview with Mike Williams:

More Good Sleuthing:

This Video Shows Existence of Well \”B\”- Alex Higgins

Fintan Dunne Reports on Dr. Robert Bea -Oil Geologist and His Knowledge of Two Wells being drilled:  Here

If you put this all together,  this is a scenario that unfolds:

BP submitted a proposal to drill Well “A” on Feb. 23, 2009 .  Well “A” encountered some sort of formation collapse where the drill pipe and bit became stuck and had to be cut.  At this point there is conflicting information.  Scenario 1: BP and Transocean drilled well “A”,  had a formation blowout, plugged the formation failure with cement and redrilled the well.  They never did  drill Well “B”. Well “A” has been the only well at that location.  This is the location that we see today, after tropical storm Bonnie. Scenario 2: BP abandoned well “A”   due to the underground formation failure and the subsequent jambing of the drill pipe and cutting tip.  BP and  Transocean commenced drilling well “B”  and this is the well that blewup on April 20 and it is Well “B” that is the source of the ongoing disaster.What is troubling is that the ROV footage of the wellhead gushing and being cut with first the wire saw and then with the “giant shears”  was clearly the well “B” location (check the GPS coordinates on Skandi ROV)… as  the screen shots from the cutting operation show.  Well “B” location has been the one we have been viewing up until storm Bonnie according to GPS coordinates..  As soon as the storm Bonnie passed and the seas subsided the ROV’s clearly showed the new Cap on well “A” (GPS Coordinates for Well “A”).  Some have assumed that BP switched the cap to present a picture of a non leaking well while they continued to struggle with Well “B” which  many think is still out of control.  If this is true it would partially explain why hydrogen sulfide levels have spiked since the well was supposedly capped.  It might also explain why there are reports of night time spraying of disperant Corexit.  Ever since tropical storm Bonnie BP has had their undersea cameras trained on non event scenes.  For all we know,  they could be struggling with a blowout of Well “B”,  or seafloor leaks and eruptions.  Of course, if this is happening we would  be the last to know.  I think the increased hydrogen sulfide levels are the most troubling indicators of something amiss.  It’s highly poisonous and FEMA has evacuation plans drawn up if HS levels get out of hand.   If the Well is capped,  and there are no serious seafloor blowouts or eruptions… as BP has led us to believe,  then there should be no readings indicating hydrogen sulfide during air quality tests.  These videos and links will point you in the direction you need to take to better understand what is going on here.  I admit, drawing conclusions from all of this is difficult.

R. Clegg

8/31/2010


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