Whip up oil enough and you get an emulsion. Create waves (use some tide machines from Six Flags) and turn the Gulf into an enormous pool of mayo.
Well, how 'bout salad dressing instead?
I had wonder why they just can not just buried the well site under a few hundreds tons of fill and shut the leak off that way.
What about dumping the leftovers from some building, road or bridge demolition on top of the well and then covering it with silt?? Or, sinking some old barges/ships on the well?
One question I haven't seen answered anywhere yet is what happens once the relief wells are completed? Will they be capped off or will BP be allowed to resume pumping oil from the site using the relief wells?
No way will the first one work. Oil is oil, it seeps out of any tiny crack it can find. You can't just throw permeable crap on top of it to solve the problem.
Quote:No way will the first one work. Oil is oil, it seeps out of any tiny crack it can find. You can't just throw permeable crap on top of it to solve the problem.
Before the hole was drill the ground or seabed was containing the oil very nicely so once more a few hundred feet and even a few thousands tons of fill should do the job.
If some seep out if still would be or should be one hell less then now and could be live with until the new well is drill to relieve the pressure.
As for the PSI question, the well is currently venting oil at 9000 or so PSI, just as I reported. It is at a much, much higher pressure then you seem to believe it is.
and make them be better people before they ruin the earth...