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View Diary: Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #372 - Still Leaking at the Mudline - BP's Gulf Catastrophe (315 comments)

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  •  I saw one thread from Thursday (10+ / 0-)

    It was noted with no discussion.

    Fridays thread on it ended up being used to deride the lead CT site.

    The most substantive post:

    Comfy, you have it exactly. If there was any way for pressure from below to come up, it would not be bloop-bloop gas bubbles. Especially if it's tracking against the well casing, it would create a big honking channel and come up like a freight train. That's why I keep saying not to worry about those bubbles. Whatever they are, they aren't a big deal.

    Today's thread:

    Where's the hydrate formation if it is "oil and gas"? This is approximately the same bubble location where we have seen an intermittent stream for many weeks now. They have analysed samples on a number of occasions and we've been told at briefings by both Thad and Wells that they are bubbles of nitrogen (from the well-head cement job - not the downhole cement) with a small percentage of biogenic methane at expected levels.

    The apparent dark colour in some shots seems to be a lighting/shadow effect. I imagine they continue to monitor closely out of an over-abundance of caution.

    I'm no Nate Silver, TomTech, or VoteforAmerica ("WineRev" Eeman, Recounting Minnesota)

    by Tomtech on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 12:20:56 PM PDT

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    •  Why would the only way? The pathway could be (8+ / 0-)

      very restricted and, in part, through the rock instead of along the well casing.

      Comfy, you have it exactly. If there was any way for pressure from below to come up, it would not be bloop-bloop gas bubbles. Especially if it's tracking against the well casing, it would create a big honking channel and come up like a freight train. That's why I keep saying not to worry about those bubbles. Whatever they are, they aren't a big deal.

      Kos created a site promoting a variety of views & communities; some [believe] they created dKos & it should conform to their image of it. MKSinSA 2/7/10

      by David PA on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 12:31:06 PM PDT

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