June 10th, 2010
03:15 PM ET
soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Giglio John miglietta Jr

    I'll try this again I guess you have a time limit! To get the oil from the water it can be readily removed using a leather skimming conveyor belt that is skimmed off with a blade and the oil is seperated from the water. If anyone would like any futher info pleas email me

    June 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Giglio John miglietta Jr

    Amazing I got the first posting. As for the broken pipe down in the water, a split taped pipe could be attached to the flange as this flange has a much larger diameter than the pipe, this repair pipe would be tappered for containment purposes, again it would be easier to have someone from that disaster email me for further details. migbest@gmail.com

    June 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michael Ostrowski

    Just watched the Bill Nye video- video – 2600 ton dome weight ? b/c dia of dome much larger than pipe. 460 atm -150 atms equals 4650 psig... assuming pipe diameter of 8 inches, dead weight of 234,000 lbs, or 116 tons should do it. a ro-ro container filled with sand cement or iron ore should easily do it, so cut the pipe flush with the ocean floor, and drop it down or roll it along ocean floor from beach, perhaps under its own power on a wheeled skid.

    June 12, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael Ostrowski

      With 20 inch pipe diameter, above calculation suggests a dead weight requirement of 730 tons, four 12 ft x 12 ft x 60 ft RO RO containers filled with steel sscrap weigh 840 tons and should do it... don't know why Bill Nye said 2600 tons needed on his video , perhaps he was used a dome diameter much larger than 20 inches ??

      June 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Ostrowski

    With 20 inch pipe diameter, above calculation suggests a dead weight requirement of 730 tons, four 12 ft x 12 ft x 60 ft RO RO containers filled with steel sscrap weigh 840 tons and should do it... don't know why Bill Nye said 2600 tons needed on his video , perhaps he was used a dome diameter much larger than 20 inches ?? and why the pop up covering this post a comment spot- it takes 20 trys to find an opening to post ???what are you thinking CNN ???

    June 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michael Ostrowski

    CNN-why the pop up ads covering postings on this site ??? why only 28 postings here ??? is CNN tied to BP ??

    June 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Michael Ostrowski

    and 850 postings on another site on another thread from CNN,??? Please create a genuine open forum, and tie it to the Thad Allen US Coast Guard site, and the BP suggestion site - make it easier w/o bureaucracy to screen ideas

    June 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Ostrowski

    BP you have 24 hours, like the movie Armegedon, so what do you think of dead weight and free riser 30 foot diameter solutions ??

    June 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael Ostrowski

    BP 30 ft diameter riser, think about it very hard, and call me at 847 304 0718 -- the world needs to here of a dramatic solution from you, and it could save your company, like a nuke or a 750 ton plug, You need to tell the world that your trying these as we speak, and that each one willbe tried in turn until one works ,

    Michael O.

    June 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael Ostrowski

    Michael Ostrowski

    CNN –put all forums for ideas on one fix it plade and stop the nonsense of pop up ads blocking serious engineers trying to post- a cnn forum is a great mechanism to get good ideas, don't ruin it and those of us from the worldwide engineering community trying to fix this , ok ?

    June 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Michael Ostrowski

    there's another pop up in front of post a comment cnn yur losing credibility

    June 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tom McElligott

    The person with the dry ice idea was close..........but instead use liquid nitrogen. If the pumping mud partially worked a further extension below the mud–about 1,000 ft. below surface should allow for a solidification layer that could be filled with concrete and expansion devices to clog the pipe. The only grave error here would be if the BOP and drill stem in the pipe would get in the way of allowing access to the lower case levels or the casing is broken below the depths near the surface or would in fact break the casing causing greater damages and flows. If a driling tool could be put down the pipe it could also be possible to install a "choke" or series of "chokes" to slow the flow and ruduce pressure in the big pipe to allow for some of the other fixes to work. The liquid super cooled gases would be useful in the lowered pressure situation. Either way it would be necessary to examine and possible create new well logs to verify conditions below the video camera view......this just gets back to examining the blockage created by the BOP or drill stem in the pipe. A great question then appears......IF THE BOP AND DRILL STEM are actually working as a choke, how much worse could it have been and how high are the actual pressures below the BOP and lower in the well? Has this well been located in a singular and unique area where the pressures are beyone the measuring ability of the previous well logs and testings?

    June 13, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. Steven Ivester

    CAP WELL:

    1.Remove top hat that is in place now, 2. Using a high impact underwater torch wrench remove the
    retaining bolts that hold the top flange of the BOP where they cut the pipe. Yes this would allow the oil to flow freely for a few hours.... 3.) before actually doing steps 1 & 2 you would create a 25, foot pipe with a flange on the bottom that is identical as the one the will be removed from the tom of the BOP
    and on top will be a mechanical shut off valve. 4. lower the new pipe in place, there will be little resistance because it is open on both ends. 5. replace the bolts with the high impact underwater torch wrench, now you have a new 25 foot pipe bolted in place to the top of the BOP and on top off the new pipe you have a mechanical shut off valve 6. close the valve

    June 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Michael Ostrowski

    BP - think hard about 2 solutions -1-the 730 ton dead weight and 2- the30 ft diameter riser, think about it very hard, the 24 hr deadline looms– the world needs to here of a dramatic attempt at a solution from you, and it could save your company, You need to tell the world that you are gearing up for a good solution as we speak, and that each one wilbe tried in turn until one works -

    June 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ronald Blom

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    June 14, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. steve debella

    MAGNETIZE-----MAGNETIZE---MAGNETIZE------THE PIPE THIS IS THE SOLUTION TO STOP THE LEAK .# 1 PLACE VALVE ON PIPE THIS VALVE WILL BE USED TO INSERT STEEL SHOT.# 2 MAGNETIZE OIL PIPE DOWN STREAM #3 INSERT STEEL SHOT WHICH WILL ADHERE TO MAGNETIZED SECTION OF PIPE BLOCKING THE FLOW OF OIL #4 STEEL SHOT CAN BE REMOVED UPON REPAIR .

    June 14, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
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