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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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Please tell me this is a troll post.

4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the gulf...




And?






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C-Bear
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


Saw on my Twitter feed that the Coast Guard gave an update to Congress saying "they are in danger of losing the BOP" and it will take 25 days to drill a relief well.





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Placebeaux
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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And?


I guess its not a troll post. sigh






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Corkfather
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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only chance of a spill is if this a dual completion or if another zone further down or up the hole is a oil zone. Or if it damages the header on the production platform and their SSV's malfunction


Did this happen DURING a stage?

I don't know how offshore stimulation works but onshore there is no BOP during the stage. Just the two SSVs on the tree.






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TigerFred
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well




WWL is confirming that a relief well is going to be drilled.
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Walter Oil & Gas is hiring a jack-up rig to start drilling a relief well at the site. The jack-up rig will be towed in next to the Hercules drilling rig, where it will start drilling a relief well into the Gulf of Mexico to intercept Hercules' well.

LINK to WWL TV






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Corkfather
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WWL is confirming that a relief well is going to be drilled.


So 20-30 days?

Anyone know if this was vertical or horizontal?



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dewster
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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Looks like BOP did not do it's job.


I hope for their sake that Cameron didn't manufacture that BOP.

Here comes White House restrictions on drilling.....



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Placebeaux
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


its a one legged platform





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hg
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


Whoa





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TH03
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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Anyone know if this was vertical or horizontal?


vertical I believe. I was reading through the development plan yesterday. this was apparently the 5th bypass on this well

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Remarks: BOP Control System Approved 11/24/10





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Placebeaux
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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Remarks: BOP Control System Approved 11/24/10


ouch






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Sid in Lakeshore
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its a one legged platform


It's a braced caisson with 3 slots drilled. Not certain of the status of the other two slots.

I know they are making plans to drill a relief well but not sure if they have made the call to go ahead just yet.

ETA: WD ~ 160'



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Corkfather
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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this was apparently the 5th bypass on this well


Damn. All intentional?






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TchoupitoulasTiger
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


Well likely will have killed itself before 25 days. I'm looking at their sDOCD and their Uncontrolled blowout on their Worst Case Discharge is 200 bbls of condensate/ day. I also bet it was the accumulator that got them into this situation not the BOP's failing.





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Placebeaux
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


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It's a braced caisson with 3 slots drilled. Not certain of the status of the other two slots.


So just one well coming in?






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Shankopotomus
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The blowout preventer did not shut in the well, but it’s unclear why. After working most of the day to try to shut in the gas unsuccessfully, the rig caught fire around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.


frick a BOP

they never work






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C-Bear
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re: Federal agency confirms fire has broken out on blown-out gas well


This was also on my Twitter feed...

@HarryRWeber: CG update to Congress: Gulf rig fire may have resulted from friction of sand shooting through BOP on drill floor and up into derrick

I don't know what any of this stuff means, just passing along the info...



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looks like it. one sidetrack and then 4 bypasses with one rig, then they brought in this hercules rig last month for another bypass.





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Sid in Lakeshore
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The blowout is A-3 so that indicates at least 3 drilled. One may have been exploratory but probably not. I'm not sure if the other two are completed, Shut-in, P/Ad or whatever.





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