Marine Techie: End Gulf Oil Spill With ‘Mother of All Bombs’

The Marine Corps’ most (in)famous technologist has a solution for the Gulf oil spill: Blow the crap out of it, with the Mother of All Bombs.

Either one … can be enclosed in a simple pressure shell, that is augmented with several tons of liquid oxygen canisters, and lowered to just a few meters above the leaking well head. An oxygen-enhanced MOAB or Daisy Cutter detonated at a water depth of 5,000 feet will indeed have an interesting effect on all the well-related plumbing and equipment that is above, at, and slightly below the sea floor…. The exploding MOAB or Daisy Cutter would have an incredible implosive-sealing effect on oil plumbing within the immediate vicinity of the detonation.



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Here's another idea I saw posted!


hodieb khalifa
Plugging BP Well by a Long String of Cement-Filled Casing Pipes The current BP containment cap can only reduce oil gushing; not end it. The following simple novel technique can instantly plug the well and make unnecessary the drilling of the Relief wells: BP has to lower into the wellbore through the Riser Pipe stub and the Blowout Preventer a string of 18" Casing Pipes: a dozen pipes connected together, 500 ft long, after being filled with cement. BP has already an assortment of these Casing Pipes, which are used in casing oil wells after drilling, onboard their ships and platforms in the Gulf.. The wild well will instantly be plugged and there will be no need for the Relief Wells. Any annulus space between the Casing Pipe String and the well walls can be filled by pumping cement. Now they have connected a string of 21" pipes extending 5000 ft upward from the well head to the surface - What I'm suggesting is to use a string of 18" pipes connected together and filled with cement extending 500 ft down the well. As for myself, I'm Egyptian Engineer, 64, living in Cairo, Egypt, with long experience in oil fields and mechanical installations in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Italy and Germany. I emailed this idea to plug BP well to President Obama, 30 US Senators, officials of MMS, Coast Guard, BP, etc. but emails aren't enough. Please print and communicate this novel idea to BP executives & US officials in person. ENG. HODIEB KHALIFA CAIRO - EGYPT hodieb-khalifa@windowslive.com Tel: 002-0163427827 (Egypt)

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