Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: blowout, Elgin, Eric Casse, gas leak, North Sea, relief well, TOT, Total, Total SA
I don’t think he was supposed to say that…
PARIS (Dow Jones)–Drilling relief wells near the Elgin oil rig in the North Sea to stop a natural gas leak may take more than six months, French oil major Total SA (TOT), which owns the rig, said Friday.
“The time taken to drill wells in Elgin surpassed six months so it is right to expect a similar timeframe (for the relief wells operation),” Eric Casse, Total’s Drilling & Well Operations Manager for Europe, the Americas and Central Asia said in a video posted by Total on its website.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: blowout, blowout preventer, BOP, Chukchi Sea, corexit, Deepwater Horizon, dispersant, OSRP, Shell
So there are some spaces in the URL as provided by the US govt. for Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea:
http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx
Take the spaces out and you can find the 450-page pdf of the OSRP:
The OSRP sounds very familiar.
The plan, in the event of a blowout, involves trying to trigger a non-responsive blowout preventer with a remote sub. And it involves the infamous “booms” deployed by contractors. And response to any spill will involve spraying a whole lot of Corexit:
Another oil spill response option includes the use of dispersants. When these chemicals are applied, oil begins to separate in to microscopic particulates. After that, the oil is either diluted to the point that it no longer impacts the environment or digested by organisms that consume oil.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: arctic oil spill, blowout, Chukchi, Chukchi Sea, corexit, Deepwater Horizon, Department of Interior, oil spill, Royal Dutch Shell, Salazar, Shell
Department of Interior press release provides this link to Shell’s spill response plan which was approved on Feb. 17:
A copy of Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea is available at: http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx.
But clicking on the DOI’s link to the OSRP (Oil Spill Response Plan) for the Chukchi Sea leads to this NO PAGE FOUND business:
I guess we’ll just have to trust the department’s “fact sheet.” The “fact sheet” says everything is just great.