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Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: flareslow
Date: April 22, 2010 03:15PM
Deepwater Horizon
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 22, 2010 03:29PM
Wow. Did you shoot those yourself ? Glad you're safe.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 22, 2010 03:40PM
So I guess it pretty much sank then?
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: flareslow
Date: April 22, 2010 03:42PM
I cannot claim credit for the photos. One of my coworkers received them from offshore, and he forwarded them around the company. I appreciate your sentiment, but I am safe in my office.

Mike
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 22, 2010 03:48PM
Wonder what the insurance payoff on that will be.



It is what it is.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 22, 2010 03:55PM
Drill, baby, um...
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: flareslow
Date: April 22, 2010 03:57PM
The oil rig that was burning in the Gulf of Mexico is now under water.

"The oil rig did settle beneath the water," Coast Guard Lt. Commander Cheri Ben-Iesau said. "It was burning and kept sinking lower and lower and lower and it did finally at 10:21 sink below the water line."

I think they would rather have the oil.

Mike
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: April 22, 2010 03:59PM
$600,000,000
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: April 22, 2010 04:05PM
Those shots with the helipad on its side remind me of the USS Arizona photos.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: flareslow
Date: April 22, 2010 04:14PM
I thought of that too.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 22, 2010 04:19PM
Sad to see such a big disaster with so many people injured/missing/dead. Did they let it sink on purpose to put out the fire, was it flooded by the water from the firefighting effort, or...?



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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: colonel panic
Date: April 22, 2010 04:39PM
Happy Earth Day!



"They don't call me Colonel because I'm some dumb a$$ army guy" Colonel Homer J. Simpson
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 22, 2010 04:48PM
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colonel panic
Happy Earth Day!

Maybe more like Payback Day.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: flareslow
Date: April 22, 2010 05:13PM
The fire was being fed by gas and oil from the well, so they had no way to extinguish it. I suspect it is still burning on the water's surface. They are in deep water, so it will be a while before they can get something on site to shut down the well. Rumor had it they were in the process of completing the well when it blew. They were not drilling.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 22, 2010 06:30PM
Dayum. I had Godzilla noises in my mind as it was going under. Too many monster movies for me.

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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: April 22, 2010 06:38PM
I see this is being called the world's largest oil rig, but how big is it? I don't mean how big in terms of capacity, but I'm curious about its physical size - like how many city blocks, acres, etc. would it cover if on land? I can tell it's enormous, but I'd like a better idea of how enormous.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: flareslow
Date: April 22, 2010 06:58PM
Deepwater Horizon

About 1.5 football fields. 30 stories tall
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: April 22, 2010 08:24PM
It's not that I think a football field is small, but I was surprised its "footprint" wasn't bigger. Thank you for the information.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: decay
Date: April 22, 2010 10:39PM
burn & crash, crash & burn!

sad for those who have lost or injured loved ones.



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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 23, 2010 10:57AM
As far as 'still pumping oil', I believe deepwater rigs are equipped with well head safety devices that automatically shut off the well at the head (which is 10,000 feet underwater). So the only oil spills will be from oil in tanks on the well, and oil in the drill pipe leading down to the wellhead. And yeah, that long a string of 5 inch inside diameter pipe is only about 30 cubic meters of oil. Assuming compression you'll get a bit more.

But you're not talking about an unending plume of oil bubbling up from the sea.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/23/2010 10:57AM by cbelt3.
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Re: Updated photos of Deepwater Horizon sinking
Posted by: Dubya
Date: April 24, 2010 12:37AM
Oh that's not to bad. You can barely see it. Heck, they can buff that out in no time.
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