TO ALL THE ENGINEERS
AND SCIENTIST AT BP. Here is a piece of candy for you to dwell
on. Since BP likes a "kindergarten" approach to things, they might
like this one. This is so simple and in front of their eyes. The
problems with the domes was the "ice crystals". You say (BP)...
"we've learned a lot with our experiments" (you should have already
known). Here is a simple solution and I will explain it in a simple
way for you. When water mixes with the gas at that depth, the water
molecules bond with the methane, forming "ice crystals". Now you
have just learned this in the last few weeks. This is why it plugged
up your Simpson dome. Use what is against you to your advantage. Run
water deep in the well bore. As the water mixes with the methane,
this forms ice and plugs the well bore. You know this works because
it plugged your Simpson dome before. This gives you enough time to
make repairs to the (BOP) "Blowout Preventer Valve" and "PLUG THE
65320 W Hwy 20
Bend, OR 97701
Here is a link to a
person who will indeed send your idea to BP and others.
His web site is:
Slick photos and Video on various items including BOP’s.
He is the one who
recommended the small BOP on top of the other BOP. We never asked
him about the GE riser attached to the top of a BOP or was the riser
really attached with those Hydraulic Oil and Mud Lines into a
Flange. We had suggested BP use another Flange with Shutoff Valve
on it male to go into the GE riser female perhaps on top of BOP then
they could shut that puppy down by turning with ROV the wheel .Never
got an answer from BP or anyone on the Manual for the Cameron BOP to
see what could be done to shut it down Plan B and Plan C or Plan E.
Eight story BOP
must not be attached to another 21 inch riser…..or it would have
been PULLED OVER when Deepwater Horizon had lost it’s engines in
runaway mode freezing up all motors on the rig.
That GAS in intakes
made them all go bonkers as the ABANDON SHIP call was given and
people left waterproof doors open until the rig pulled itself
sideways with pull on riser against BOP top.
Once the water was
sucked into the compartments the attitude of the rig over on it’s
side caused immediate sinking and twisting breaking every possible
riser tube and I had asked about how much riser from GE was still at
the top of the BOP with no answer from anyone. Perhaps this
gentleman can provide the facts on Deepwater Horizon you desire.
My concern is that
350 RIGS in Gulf Waters have similar risers without check valves on
hydraulic lines to BOP on bottom plus missing shutoff valves after
BOP for such an emergency in the future PLUS the thickness of 21
inch riser being only .812 inches on wall exposed to salt water for
years would mean some will start blowing out later when sea water
and any other problems flexing back and forth cause weakening of
these critical lines. Too many failing or old well previously
sealed for years may start blowing out including pushing out steel
casings in an Earthquake or Tsunami situation from an Earthquake.
Getting rather scary with thinking about those on rigs getting hit
with clouds of GAS killing everyone onboard then unit like Deepwater
Horizon without super fan sprays for Salt Water water washdown and
special DOT or USCG reflective tapes sewn on all sleeves, wrists,
neck, shoulder and waist plus pants with reflective tape as well as
all crew should be having to use a fannie pack with Navy Pilot
inflatable small vest using AIR BOTTLES or blowing up with light and
S.P.O.T. GPS locator in zip lock bag that can be turned on telling
USCG of the emergency and exact location in 20 seconds PLUS the led
lights can shine toward any flying craft overhead and helicopters
can find these people even with ROV lights down 5,000 feet where 11
bodies are waiting to be picked up right now !
The BUSSED IN
WORKERS near the President news conference were slick for CNN. Too
bad more is not being done to SKIM the oil all over the GULF but my
VACTOR TRUCK suction with barges and separators like Movie Star
Kevin Costner centrifuge is acceptable as the EPA and others have
even put out literature on how to collect OIL from seawater using
special mats on rollers with water going one way and OIL being
squeezed out in another. Wide skimmers like dustpans skimming 12
inches deep is one thing to realize will work . As a State
Certified Plumbing Contractor we would recommend DEEP WATER SUMP
PUMPS PULLING OIL BLOBS WITH ROV UP TO THE TOP INTO BARGES ! Even
using deep submersible pumps found in 1000 foot wells pumping OIL up
from deeper areas into barges.
Maybe you both can
help get this word out before the BENZENE and other Gas is taken in
at a Nuclear Power Plant INTAKE for motors which caused explosion
plus killed workers who did not have large OXYGEN TANKS WITH FULL
FACE MASKS like should be worn by workers out there in the Gulf Oil
recovery for safety purposes…especially those near the sea top over
the spill where that super dangerous gas will rise, displace air and
oxygen and risk the lives of ROV operators and CAPTAIN of the
vessels. No one is really addressing this problem at sea or
keeping helicopters UP WIND to avoid a possible explosion for a
close picture or flick.
While we are
waiting this weekend to see the BLACK OIL start pumping again
through the BOP into the Gulf, I do hope they look at the sealing
ideas quickly once it starts again. I would also look into pouring
cement to keep the 8 story item on the ocean floor in any emergency
except Massive Earthquake ! My messages may stop as all of the
suggestions have been given over and over to no avail and we need to
prepare for any Hurricane or Oil related emergency in Tampa Bay.
Thanks for sharing information all these days friends.
Whitley, Sr. CFCO32631
Backflow Prevention, Inc.
4532 W. Kennedy Blvd. PMB-276
Tampa, Florida 33609-2042 USA
052810 @ 8:25 PM Eastern
To whom it may concern;
I just hope that this will reach
someone with an open mind.
May 28, 2010
BP suggestion for leaking oil in the
I believe the 1st thing you
tried was one of your better ideas. All it needed is a little
adjustment to keep the ice from interfering. Many times the
simplest solution ends up being the best because we over think
things. Take the dome you have and raise it. Disconnect the tube to
the top. Cut off the top, but make it so it can be re-attached with
bolts. Now you have 3 pieces. Lower the bottom of the dome and cover
the leak. This will enclose it, but leave the top completely open
and the spill will continue. By having it open, there should be
limited or no freezing. Lower the “lid”. Since the lid will be
fairly open, it can be lower top down, therefore not causing icing
on the inside, but if anywhere on the outside [top]. Once you get it
down, flip it and attach it to the bottom you lowered earlier. If
the hole becomes iced, you can insert a plug during lowering and
then remove it. Now you should have the dome back together and oil
coming out of the hole on top. Now lower the tube/piping. This
should be similar to the pipe you laid while drilling and icing
should be minimal. If it occurs consider forcing hot air or hot
liquid through the tube as it goes down. Once down, thread it into
the top of the dome and you should be where you want to be when you
tried it as a single piece dome.
Reinhard A Wolf
6458 W Roxbury Dr
Littleton , CO 80128
Best solution so far that I see to stop the leak 100%
This is a modified version of my previous hot tap. This eliminates
excessive pressure on the riser. This will drill out the damaged
riser and drill stack. Safely allow a new riser to be fitted to the
flange and only requires a few feet of good pipe.
Here is a link to the animation.
65320 W Hwy 20
Bend, OR 97701
These are 3 of my ideas.
This was the
first version of my modified hot tap, the issue with this is that
you are shutting the flow of oil on the riser. The riser is only
rated up to 1000 psi and so this method has the possibility for that
to be exceeded.
This is a
modified version of my previous hot tap. This eliminates excessive
pressure on the riser. This will drill out the damaged riser and
drill stack. Safely allow a new riser to be fitted to the flange and
only requires a few feet of good pipe.
Here is a link to the animation.
This was my last
idea that I got when I saw an artist version of what was below. If
this was a true image of the BOP stack then I see no reason that
this won’t work. There are so many ways to attach this device to the
BOP stack and make it work. The boring tool mounted to the device
(not shown) will bore out the pipe and drill stack from the top of
the BOP and chamfer the edge of the flange. Then the boring tool
slides out and a sealing ram is pressed into place with the
hydraulic press that is mounted above. This closure can also be
fitted with a fitting to allow them to inject mud and cement through
the top. This one could actually be my favorite if the flange and
annular can withstand the pressure of the press. Like I was talking
to you on the phone, there is so much steel around the BOP to attach
something like this. The edges of the flange would be chamfered at
an angle to allow this ram to seat and stop the flow without
exerting lateral pressure on the flange or seat. I am not concerned
with the oil flowing at a full rate as long as the press is well
attached to the stack. The press can handle the pressure of it all.
There are so many
things that concern me with the efforts that they are trying and
have tried. Man and they say they have the best on hand. With the
injection of the “junk shot” how is that material going to get into
both the riser AND the drill stem? If they are injecting that
through the Choke and Kill lines won’t that just inject the material
into the riser. From what I understood the drill stem is also
conducting Oil? Another danger with them doing a junk shot is: What
if the “junk” stops up in the riser first. If this happens and the
riser is only rated at 1000psi or less then it could blow and cause
more damage and leaking oil. See they say that they used the “junk
shot” in Kuwait, well they did not have a drill stem inside and
bent, damaged riser. These guys in “charge” worry me. They sound
more like they are working on a kindergarten project. For all these
ideas, most of this stuff can be built from material and equipment
that is out there already. You know this whole thing and the way
that it has been handled has just pissed me off so bad. If I ever
would have been able to talk to engineers or was able to see
firsthand what is being dealt with I am sure we could have come up
with a feasible solution a long time ago. Oh well, Jim thanks for
your effort and work to try to get this heard.
Thanks for all your
help. I also tried to contact Fema through their website but it
would not work for me!!! I wanted to post this warning. I will be
away from my computer all day today and can’t get this posted
anywhere. WARNING ABOUT JUNK SHOT---- BIG RISK OF DISASTROUS
FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!! THESE "EXPERTS" SAY THERE IS NO RISK IF THIS
FAILS >>>>NOT TRUE<<<< Avoid potential disaster, Need help. The Gulf
Oil Spill "Junk Shot". If BP uses this junk shot method and the junk
gets stuck in the Riser instead of the BOP stack it has the
potential to blow the riser apart with no way then to stop the oil.
I have been trying for BP to hear these 2 methods that I have to
stop the leak. Method 1 Will allow a new riser to be put into place
without affecting the pressure on the OLD riser and possibly causing
a blow out of the seals or riser.
Method 2 will cap
the well by hydraulic means and seal the well 100%. If they do
choose a junk shot and the riser blows out Method 2 is the only way
to repair the damage but MUST BE IN PLACE BEFORE JUNK SHOT IS
Please hear this
and help get this to the right people. They say they have the best
minds on this but after almost a month we know this is not true. I
will be posting this warning where ever I can for it to be public
knowledge and if anything goes wrong the blood is on BP's hands.
How goes the
battle? Well at least at this point they reconsidered attempting
the junk shot. I don’t know if I had anything to do with it put
I contacted all that I could. I did make a new animation for one
of my ideas and have that up on my server. Here is the link to
This was a post
that I made on gcaptain.com/
I have designed
a few different ideas to shut the flow from the BOP. I have been
going at this blindly as there was not much information at the
time. I have not been able to get much or any help from people
that knows more about this but it has not kept me from research
and brainstorming. The first idea that I had was basically a
modified hot tap to be installed on the riser just above the
BOP. Not knowing how much good riser stands above the flex
connector I was thinking that this may work. Here is a link to
This design if there is room to install would allow a diversion
valve to be opened so the pressure would not exceed burst
integrity of the existing riser. Then once installed with new
riser diversion valve is closed and riser valve opened.
I came up with the second method once I saw the framework that
surrounds the BOP. The design is self explanatory in the
animation below. Obviously there is some factors to consider in
this design but the general theory is there. Here is a link to
Then in basically the same method as above remove the riser from
the flex joint. from what I understand the drill string is still
there and I would think that it is held in place by the shear
ram in the BOP. So the drill string needs to be cut along with
the riser. Yes you will have full head of pressure coming out
limited by the restriction of the bop. After the riser and
string is cut now you can remove the rise flange from the flex
joint. There should be a Collet connector on top of that. Now
either press into place from above (more difficult) a new valve
in open position with a collet connector attached. Then once the
valve is in place close the valve. Otherwise use a device like
in the first animation that you are able to install from the
side in a clam shell fashion to attach to the collet connector
and then proceed to close valve.
I think that
there are many ways to get this done. I am very creative and
inginuitive but I don't have much information to go on. Assuming
that the drill pipe is fixed in the BOP then this needs to be
cut to get the LMRP off, or the riser disconnected from the Flex
joint. So lets say you used this hot tap to cut through the
drill string inside the riser close to the connector. Then you
could disconnect the riser from the Flex joint. Now you have a
clean coupler (except for a portion of the drill string) and
then again from the side with a similar clam shell device attach
a device like i have with a valve and then close it.
Would it also be possible to have this collet connector attached
to a valve (in the open position) and just drop it over the top
if you had a guide to help it in place. Things to consider with
this method is the flow, pressure and volume of material coming
from the BOP. this is where a guide and press would come into
play. You would have to deal with getting it over the top of the
drill string and then onto the connector. This is why I was
thinking about my first idea first.
Plumb-bob style oil cap cone
idea is to build the semicircular elements (8-10) of
10 meters high and 20-25 meters, so they can be hooked
each other and forming a tower 200-250 feet high. Elements
have a 'gap once filled will be placed in
cement-water-lead in order to resist the pressure and complicate the
face and remain anchored to the bottom.
base will have a valve that allows the release of 'water
so that all
'internal remains only the oil, while the top will
a valve that
allows the pumping of oil.
To bring the
elements in place you can fix them and guide wire 4
slide in as
many rings placed on the elements, the end wires
can also be
used to anchor the structure.
will be coupled through the magnets that hold them in the right
then one will be screwed with the 'other, between the elements
strips of rubber O-rings do.
We are at
your disposal for further information.
I am nobody. I know little of
engineering. If the hull of a very large ship is sitting somewhere
empty, or just being built (like an oil tanker) get it down there.
Turn it upside down, fit valves, lower it on the leak. Then pump it
out. Adequate room for crystal formation. It sinks into the mud,
capturing the entire wellhead. You get a little breathing room
before it fills up... A big ship. Get some real size involved here.
We don't have much time left. It might even be too late.
May 11, 2010
PO Box 498
Aripeka, FL 34679
Grubbs Emergency Services
I want to introduce myself and offer up the assistance of my
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There are 5 miles of coastline in Hernando and Pasco Counties
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However, that is not the purpose
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access), area for the establishment of base camps, temporary
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In closing, I would be remiss as a
Florida citizen if I did not make these resources available to your
company and any other responding agency to assist in efforts to
prepare and respond to this incredible incident. Now is the time to
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the use of these resources and let's start our preparations now. I
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earliest convenience to discuss operational options. I can be
reached on my cell at 352-279-9222.
Hi my name is Clifford w Killian and
my idea is to freeze the pipe below the leeks by building a hour
glass made from hallow copper or aluminum cubes. The hour glass
base will be six cubes and we lose one cube per level which will
total 42 cubes. Each cube will be 1.5 times the diameter of the
pipe, now where the single cubes meet around the pipe, there should
be a carbon fiber wrap place around the pipe if possible. buoyancy
lines should be attached to the hour glass structure to prevent
another bend in the pipe for when it is frozen; once frozen the pipe
may be cut and threaded to place a cap on it. It should take around
four times the volume of the hour glass structure in liquid nitrogen
to freeze enough of the oil long enough for the pipe to be cut and
threaded for the cap. Phone is 218-851-2156 call after 3pm eastern.
Most, at least 90% of the
water oil contamination should be abled to be removed from the ocean
in a matter of 3 or 4 days. As follows, use many, many ocean surface
water skimmers or siphons to suck-up water oil contamination into
many oil tankers simultaneously. The oil tankers to be immediately
provided by the petroleum corporations. The water oil contamination
can then be processed later either in the tankers themselves to
remove the water from the contamination, or the remove the oil from
Seee Yaaa !! Rouel
To whom it may concern.
It has already been described I am guessing but I will suggest it
in case. I suggest that a robotic submarine be equipped with a
claw of a size sufficient to pinch the pipe shut.
Hope this helps
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TECHNOLOGY:
Build a tapered needle out of iron to be lowered into
orifice by using guides and a system to force needle into the
orifice. At the point of the needle there should be rubber gaskets
placed to reduced the mishap of leakage. There would be very little
resistance thus enabling you to direct the needle into the opening.
Install rubber gaskets around the upper tapered part of the needle
to form a seal.
Iron for needle and the possible guides, rubber
A hydraulic system to operate the guides and force
required needle to be inserted.
Blue prints would need to be engineered. Steel
workers, experienced oil riggers.
I understand that there needs to be more specific
details to this plan. I assume qualified personnel that are
equipped to make these decisions.
Please feel free to contact me at the above email
address as I do not want to waste much of your time with a lengthy
email or you may call me at (802) 258-0462
Thank you in advance for your time,
Allen L. Jackson
P.O. Box 801
Wilmington, VT 05363
James Pryber -
Insert Rod with Catheter approx 20’
into pipe and then inflate the Catheter blocking the flow. Allows
then to place permanent cement at end of pipe permanently sealing
Rod with Balloon Catheter
Balloon of Durable/Flexible material
to withstand until cement in place
Compressed gas sufficient at
Temperature/Pressure of 5000’
Cement to provide permanent seal
Does not damage pipe or create larger
Permanently solves problem
Submitted to NPR
"All things considered" by Jim Howard - May 15th, 2010
Please Help. I have
a new website that PEOPLE are submitting very real OIL SPILL IDEAS
to, unlike the Deepwater Horizon's Alternative Response Technology
Inquiry form on their website! This site is
http://www.alternativeresponsetechnology.com/ ... This is
OPEN SOURCE. I am posting all ideas. We need to move FAST and this
is the only way I know of to help. Currently there are some top
ideas that may help in this disaster and get the most powerful
people to get Deepwater Horizon moving in the right direction
technologically. Any help in getting this out there and fast is
greatly appreciated and we listen to NPR exclusively and donate!!!
What happens when
the oil spill reaches the sovereign country of MEXICO and ruins
their tourist and fishing industry? Now we have a new set of
problems of international law.
The drill pipe was
cut and a valve was installed. Now that the riser has been x-rayed
was the area where the drill pipe bent x-rayed to determine how
badly the drill pipe was collapsed? Since it was leaking we know it
was not a total collapse. In stopping the flow out of the drill
pipe that flow probably shifted to the other 2 leaks.
Do we know where
the end of the drill pipe is in relation to the various sets of rams
in the BOP?
Will the riser
contain the reservoir pressure?
Has connecting the
valve on the end of the drill pipe to a riser and trying to produce
as much oil as possible from the drill pipe been considered. Any
volume produced from the drill pipe should reduce the leakage from
the 2 broken spots in the riser. Any oil recovered by the drill
pipe would not have to be recovered from waters or shores of the
Gulf. Since there was flow out of the drill pipe we know there was
sufficient pressure to overcome the hydrostatic head of sea water in
the new riser. Flow might be improved by using gas lift or other
artificial means to reduce backpressure at the ROV installed valve.
Depending on how
badly the drill pipe is crimped, might it be possible to inject your
garbage materials through the drill pipe and get them below at least
one set of rams or perhaps if above all the rams, it would rise and
start bridging where the riser is bent over?
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The idea of using a catheter pipe w/
an inflatable bladder on the end, seems like the best idea I've
heard yet, but instead of using
compressed gas to inflate it, I think inflating it w/a hydraulic
power pack would probably work better @ that depth.
Spett. British Petroleum
Con la presente Vi invio la
proposta di intervento allegata relativa alla costruzione di
un dispositivo per arginare la perdita di petrolio dal pozzo
petrolifero del golfo del Messico. (Subsea Oil Recovery
device through insertion tube. Underside requires appropriate
"pillow" or cushion or sealant. Once umbrella reaches underground
trap or oil cavity, open umbrella, deploy cushion, and retract
forcefully. This forms temporary seal. Second tube has been
advanced on the outside of the insertion tube just behind umbrella
device to inject appropriate materials into the initial large well
pipe. The umbrella/cushion must hold only long enough for this
material to set.
from mobile - Blair Odland
Make a spider-like
contraption of metal (or pvc) with an open cylinder at
the center (capped off from the rest of the apparatus)
and with a number of spider legs radiating out from the
central stem. At the terminus of each spider leg is a
large reservoir. The level of the hollow cylinder is
slightly below that of the reservoirs. The device is
lowered over the well head, the central hollow cylinder
covering the well head. Cement is pumped into the
central core, which then disperses throughout the spider
legs, filling them and the reservoirs. Cement does not
flow into the central hollow cylinder. As the weight of
the entire device increases, it lowers itself with
increasing pressure over the well head. The hollow
cylinder buries itself in the bottom sediment and caps
the well. The spider legs give the device stability.
I like the idea of
inserting an inflatable bladder (see #13)... but the bladder should
go as far as possible into the pipe, perhaps past the most dramatic
bends in the pipe. However, inflating with compressed gas is not
easy to do at 5000' depth... instead inflate with oil/water mixture
(whatever is already at that depth) with submerged pumps. This way,
the pumps have much less work to do. The bladder should be hotdog
shaped to get good surface area, and there should be many parallel
pumps to inflate quickly so the bladder is not washed out while
inflating. A pressure relief valve would be necessary to make sure
the bladder does not rupture during rapid inflation.
It doesn't have to solve the problem, just slow the oil leak while
the access well is drilled.
I believe this oil
needs to stored and used. And find all the hay the horses and cows
are not going to eat from the farming areas. And throw it in the
areas hit the worst. Dry the hay out after it's collected and
drained and repeat the process.