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sheek
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Black Elk Energy is a fast growing co in Houston. Have branches in NOla and Broussard. It was recently recognized as one of the best places to work in Houston. Repair work was being done. workers are suspected to cut into an oil pipe. No visible fire on platform as of a few minutes ago.


News just broke on Foxnews.



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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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Huntsville, Al via Sulphur, LA
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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There's another 6 month moratorium.


Yep. 6 month moratorium on SHALLOW drilling this time if you follow Obamalogic. Jeez.






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BIGDAB
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I don't like watermelon
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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There's another 6 month moratorium.


Doubt it, from the picture it looks like an equipment issue and not a well issue.






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Ba Ba Boooey
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NOLA
Member since May 2010
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Wasn't there a post in here last week about a fisherman who called in oil floating in the gulf?





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Jim Rockford
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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Coast Guard Captain Peter Gautier said there was believe to be 28 people on the platform at the time. He said there were rescues being done by Coast Guard and Good Samaritans. Gautier said the platform was not actively producing oil and it is not belived that there is any chance for a major environmental disaster. He said initial reports were that maintenance workers were cutting into a pipe and that oil may have escaped, causing the explosion.


per WWL TV






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TigerDog83
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Looks like oil somewhere was burning with all that dark black smoke drifting. Gas wouldn't burn that dark. Sounds like they cut a line that wasn't flushed maybe?





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crazyLSUfan
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LA (Lower Alabama)
Member since Aug 2006
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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Name of the platform?


West Delta Block 32

Shelf platforms arent given cool names






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TheTigerZone
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Moss Bluff ,La
Member since Dec 2009
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Damn





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sheek
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Austin Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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Looks like oil somewhere was burning with all that dark black smoke drifting. Gas wouldn't burn that dark. Sounds like they cut a line that wasn't flushed maybe?


thats my guess.






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MrLSU
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


28 workers on the rig at the time of the explosion. Rig workers were performing shutdown work when a pipe with oil inside was ignited while being cut by the workers during the shutdown. A 200 yard by 100 yard Sheen on the water currently on the water column.

4 workers transported to West Jeff Hospital.



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LSUgirl4
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cardinal nation
Member since Sep 2009
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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It's a Platform, not a Rig. This won't be another BP Spill...Too many safety devices in place.
and they want to do this to the beautiful polar bear homeland.


so many safety devices in place as we watch it engulf in flames?






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Tripp3
Member since Feb 2010
350 posts

re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Thanks for the update. Mr. LSU I would like to know more about the explosion. can I have your email? I am a safety rep for a oil field company and would like to know the details.





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Golfer
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Coral Bay, St. John, USVI
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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so many safety devices in place as we watch it engulf in flames?



He's talking about safety devices to keep oil from spilling into the Gulf.






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cleetus
Houston
Member since Nov 2010
3296 posts

re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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and they want to do this to the beautiful polar bear homeland.


so many safety devices in place as we watch it engulf in flames?


wow...fatalities here and family losing loved ones. Life drastically changing and someones worrying about polar bears. every occupation outside of the oil business is a safe one i guess.






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LSUgirl4
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cardinal nation
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i'm not taking away one ounce of concern from the people and their safety. i completely and whole-heartedly hope they are okay. you assumed far too much.


just because i didn't say. "prayers sent" etc... doesn't mean i don't hope they are safe.

eta:

AND my family is in the oil industry... so i get it. i've been around it. i just have strong opinions about, for example, the safety of the people and environment that is affected by the industry.



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S
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


offshore work ain't no joke. hope everyone is okay.





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cleetus
Houston
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


sorry. it just pisses me off when we have an incident such as this and so many people jump straight into the "environmental issues" and use it as an agenda when there are still people missing.

not saying you're jumping an agenda and yes i prob read too much into it. sorry.






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lathoroughbred
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Louisiana/Kentucky
Member since May 2008
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Sheek from what I know Black Elk had to give back most of their platforms because they couldn't pay. Part of a deal with Grand Isle Shipyards. I turned down a job with Black Elk.





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crimsonsaint
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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and they want to do this to the beautiful polar bear homeland.


I don't think any polar bears will be harmed in this instance.






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LSUgirl4
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cardinal nation
Member since Sep 2009
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


you never knooooooowwwww





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