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  •  it has been an absolute uphill fight (3+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, Yasuragi, yawnimawke

    I said this stuff when it was..

    5,000

    then 19,000

    then 19000+20%

    then 19,000 "is low end"

    then upper end as much as 100,000...
    now probably over 60,000

    SIMPLE AND ELEGANT....AND A WHOLE LOT CLOSER TO THE TRUTH...

    a barrel per second...

    or 84,600 bpd.,...

    my spacial/math aptitude is in the top 1% of the country..just a lucky guess all along...

    •  I am with you that we are closer to (2+ / 0-)
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      Pluto, AnotherAmericanLie

      100,0000 bpd than 20,000 bpd

      Now the difficulty is deciding the amount of oil / gas ratio but I have always been calculating it at a 50 - 50 mixture.  

      "Stand with Dean, or crawl with Lieberman!"

      by dr fatman on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 10:44:41 PM PDT

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      •  My gut says only 1/3 gas... (2+ / 0-)
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        Pluto, Claudius Bombarnac

        but someone else with much more knowledge on that end would guess better..

        yellow versus red jelly beans is a bit more tricky..admittedly so...

        but I been thinking 1/3 gas.

        •  I was thinking about finding a method to (1+ / 0-)
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          Yasuragi

          determine the oil/gas ratio after is has been 'homogenized' from the explosive decompression.

          If you can recall the outflow from the end of the damaged riser, it came out in two different colored plumes. One black and one the brownish color we are seeing at present.

          I would venture to say the ratio could be expressed by looking at the color of the plume. It would have to be lit with a known light source. The process is called spectrophotometry.

          What is missing is baseline data.

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