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Posted: 7/24/2013 1:39:47 AM EDT
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/texas/article/Gas-well-in-the-Gulf-catches-fire-after-blowout-4683197.php



NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An out-of-control natural gas well off the Louisiana coast has caught fire, hours after a blowout that prompted the evacuation of 44 workers.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:44:23 AM EDT
Read about this earlier.    Said wild well control went out but could not get within 200' of the platform.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:41:29 AM EDT
Bump for any info.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:04:54 AM EDT
Bush's fault!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:07:57 AM EDT
BP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:08:18 AM EDT
Where is this?  I'm supposed to go fishing offshore of Venice this Saturday....
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:09:28 AM EDT
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Off the coast of Louisiana is all I know.   The news article said it might cause issues with a fishing tournoment.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:10:51 AM EDT
well f me running, in for updates
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:11:49 AM EDT
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Off the coast of Louisiana is all I know.   The news article said it might cause issues with a fishing tournoment.
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Where is this?  I'm supposed to go fishing offshore of Venice this Saturday....

Off the coast of Louisiana is all I know.   The news article said it might cause issues with a fishing tournoment.



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Where is this?  I'm supposed to go fishing offshore of Venice this Saturday....

Off the coast of Louisiana is all I know.   The news article said it might cause issues with a fishing tournoment.

damn nice of them to install a night light
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Should be fine out of Venice.  This is due south of Terrebonne Bay.  



 
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:25:23 AM EDT
Did everybody get off OK?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:31:02 AM EDT
I know nothing about the design of those wells, but wouldn't it be a good idea to have a valve below the waterline to shut them in in cases like this?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:31:24 AM EDT
Stop it!  It's wasting our precious gas.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:32:33 AM EDT
Obama will issue an EO soon directing the EPA to shutdown all oil drilling in the Gulf.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:33:42 AM EDT
I'm curious how it caught fire.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:34:40 AM EDT
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowout_preventer
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:35:21 AM EDT
Who's the cartographer that drew that map? That's not where Biloxi is.

Hank Johnson (D) GA - "This won't cause the Earth to implode, will it?"

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I know nothing about the design of those wells, but wouldn't it be a good idea to have a valve below the waterline to shut them in in cases like this?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowout_preventer
http://aroundthesphere.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/bop-hydraulic.jpg


Guess it didn't work this time huh?  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZPIiybHdl0  
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowout_preventer
http://aroundthesphere.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/bop-hydraulic.jpg


Guess it didn't work this time huh?  



There is an activation button on it.

They need you to go down and push it.  
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:43:56 AM EDT
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It has a Blow Out Preventer (BOP) installed at the point the well reached the sea floor.  From the photograph showing the cloud of gas coming from the well it looks like the BOP didn't manage to close-off the flow.  Wonder could a submersible go down and manage to close the BOP manually?
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I know nothing about the design of those wells, but wouldn't it be a good idea to have a valve below the waterline to shut them in in cases like this?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowout_preventer
http://aroundthesphere.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/bop-hydraulic.jpg


Guess it didn't work this time huh?  



There is an activation button on it.

They need you to go down and push it.  


They are so fucking screwed then...
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It has a Blow Out Preventer (BOP) installed at the point the well reached the sea floor. From the photograph showing the cloud of gas coming from the well it looks like the BOP didn't manage to close-off the flow. Wonder could a submersible go down and manage to close the BOP manually?
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It has a Blow Out Preventer (BOP) installed at the point the well reached the sea floor. From the photograph showing the cloud of gas coming from the well it looks like the BOP didn't manage to close-off the flow. Wonder could a submersible go down and manage to close the BOP manually?


I'm sure that will happen as soon as a submersible can be brought to the location and its determined that no structure can fall on it.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZPIiybHdl0  


My guess is static electricity, or say a spark from 3 or 4 thousand feet of pipe being pushed out of the well bore, by the pressure of the gas.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:19:35 AM EDT
The best place to check for updates will be gcaptain forum.

I would if I weren't so busy at work.



Hope they get it under control, and everyone is safe.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:43:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:53:46 AM EDT
Pretty sure this rig was doing a workover on an existing well for Walter Oil and Gas. If so, the BOP stack would most likely be on the rig floor rather than the sea floor. Rigzone.com will most likely have the latest updates out before other sites.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:56:54 AM EDT
Oh goody.................
Another excuse to jack up gas prices.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:04:47 AM EDT
Great, another excuse to bump up the price of gasoline.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:06:32 AM EDT
http://www.wafb.com/story/22917158/gas-well-in-the-gulf-catches-fire-after-blowout
An out-of-control natural gas well burned Wednesday off Louisiana
hours after it ignited following a blowout, though authorities said
there was no sign of a slick on the surface of the water.
                 


The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
says no sheens were spotted near the well during flyovers Wednesday
morning. The lack of sheen indicates the fire indicates the gas is
burning off with no sign that oil or other hydrocarbons are being
released into the water. Federal authorities also saw damage to the
drilling rig from the air.
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That map above has New Orleans in the wrong place as well, not to mention the general outline of Louisiana is wrong.




 
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:35:42 PM EDT
Looks like the heat is getting to the rig. The substructure has started to collapse and the rig is breaking up. It looks like the lease operator is lining up a rig to drill a relief well so this one can be cemented up.

http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/127969/Hercules_265_Jackup_Beams_Collapse_Over_Rig_Structure
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:12:23 PM EDT
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Looks like the heat is getting to the rig. The substructure has started to collapse and the rig is breaking up. It looks like the lease operator is lining up a rig to drill a relief well so this one can be cemented up.

http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/127969/Hercules_265_Jackup_Beams_Collapse_Over_Rig_Structure
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Damn.    So they are going to drill a side track into a sidetrack?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:22:05 PM EDT
I guess they will have to. What would that well be called. It was already A3, and being sidetracked, and now will be sidetracked into again. A3-ST2.1? I am interested to see where this goes, and the impact on the rest of the Gulf. I know we have 3 rigs in our field right now, and plan to have another on the way soon.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:25:15 PM EDT
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I can't wait to see how the tin foilers tie this in with the sinkhole, Fukushima, FEMA, New Madrid, Yellowstone, and Deep Horizon spill.


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So what you're saying is that the sinkhole filled with volatile gasses will connect to this gas well blowout underground?


Off to blog!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:28:09 PM EDT
If this ignites the sinkhole, it could be 400MT of trouble...


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The fuse is lit; game over man, game over.
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Yes.







Hercules says all 44 workers on the jackup rig were rescued without injury.







Silver lining...
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Hercules says all 44 workers on the jackup rig were rescued without injury.



Silver lining...




I so see what has been done here.......
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 7:55:02 AM EDT
Obama went scuba diving again.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 8:01:33 AM EDT
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Who's the cartographer that drew that map? That's not where Biloxi is.

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No shit, I was thinking the same thing about that map.  Fire that retard.
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No shit, I was thinking the same thing about that map.  Fire that retard.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 8:18:45 AM EDT
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So what you're saying is that the sinkhole filled with volatile gasses will connect to this gas well blowout underground?


Off to blog!
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So what you're saying is that the sinkhole filled with volatile gasses will connect to this gas well blowout underground?


Off to blog!



Remember the reports of the tidal oscillations in the sink hole?  This is where they originated.  Don't be surprised when it's reported the gas burning in the GoM is actually coming from the sinkhole.
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