Burning the oil in the Gulf…

Opinion from published geologist Chris Landau on April 28, 2010:

Do not burn the oil on the sea. Do not drill other wells into the existing BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. Chris Landau (geologist)

These actions will burn people, boats and property. Wind gusts will blow the flames out of control. The heat from the flames will create their own winds. This is just making a bad situation worse. Is there nobody handling this situation that is thinking of the consequences of their actions?

Do not drill more directional wells into this well. It will blow out the formation, loosen the casing and create a permanent ocean floor leak.

But of course, nobody will listen. Everybody wants action without thought.

As everybody is going to be sued in this case, they are protecting themselves when the questions get asked in a year at the hearings. “Why did you not do this or do that?” I wonder if they will ask the question “Was that a rational strategy?” The idea is not to look busy, but be effective and to have a well thought out plan. Does anybody have a logical step by step plan?

Seal the spurting casing first. Clamp larger bi-sectional pipes over the existing casing. Anchor these firmly to the existing casing. Build the new casing in sections until the casing end is reached. Bring the casing to the surface. Extend it. Anchor the casing firmly. Pipe the gushing oil into oil tankers and let it flow until the pressure in the rock formations abates in a few months.

Do not allow oil drilling in the 3000 mile fault zone off Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Shut down all wells immediately to avert another environmental disaster. Earthquakes, tsunamis and oil wells do not go well together. Somebody needs to start thinking about the illogical dangerous oil pumping in force off coastal Southern California. If not for the environment, stop the oil pumping and future drilling to save peoples lives. Triggering an earthquake and tsunami will kill thousands.

Chris Landau (geologist)

April 28 2010

chrislandau@yahoo.com

2 Responses

  1. What a beautiful leak – twenty thousand barrels of lovely lube a day. I love the oily mass that bulges outwards from a bent pipe. A brown Rorschach blot of the automobile culture.

    An endless orgasm of brown to win the King’s crown. The ejaculate of Hell sent by the wind-whipped swell.

    My most fervent hope is that all efforts to stop and mitigate this masterwork are failures. The incontinent flow of hydrocarbons shall continue for the decay of all.

    I would love to see a sea of greasy Devil’s blood flowing into the ocean forever more. The spew that flew right on through.

    Then the World can move on into its next phase, the Dark Phase of death, decline and destruction. Soon, all the works of humans will decay and so too will themselves be brought to the altar of slaughter, to account for their crimes of existence.

    • What are you talking about? Are you some crazed homelss poet? Geez, What you need to be doing is writting to as much people as you can to STOP drilling on our coastline. I agree with Chris, Plug that pipe up PERMANITELY! No re-doing anything! Stop the leak and close the entire thing for ever! No need to allow BP to re-structure anymore oil rigs. The remaining ones out there need to be regulated with strict government guide lines. We need to stay on them like flys on crap. Not allowing them to do whatever they want and discouraging other companies not to even bother thinking of drilling in our coastlines. Thats what needs to happen. Ummm for the poet, Go write some poetry and a star bucks or something. No one cares to hear your poetry in such grave times!

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