Oil FAIL: Major Bad Changes Deep Below...
[Normally I wouldn't sticky a mere pointer post. However, it's MonkeyFister, and this is an important story, so... Go read! And just for grins, I added the BP live feed to the bottom of the page. --lambert]
Major changes happening at BP Disaster site:
There have been several major eruptions of the seabed under riser pipe. I've been watching and live-blogging all day. Some screengrabs. Whatever happened is very serious, and I am sure not good news for BP or even Republicans. Seabed dropped several feet, Spillcam covered in oil, Spew increased. New leaking hole in seabed. Possible casing failure.
NOTE Seabed dropped several feet???? --lambert
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UPDATE Since Congressman Ed Markey’s the one who got BP to release its feed, he might be interested in getting to the bottom of this. Readers, RL calls, but if one of you wishes to make the call and report back, that would be great.
UPDATE Markey's office referred me to the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming at 202 225 4012; the very helpful staffer there said that they were aware of desire for archival footage, and believed that it existed. So, stay tuned.
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Also, there’s a BP feed, the CNN feed, and the livestream feed. It would be interesting to see if they differ. -- lambert
UPDATE See this important thread. I don't know the oil-rig blogosphere, but it looks like this thread has been following the story from the beginning. On the other hand, the guy who's asking for more confirmation -- as indeed am I -- is "company man 1," who joined on April 29, 2010. Just saying, since the Intertubes can be a hall of mirrors...
UPDATE Here are three additional sightings at the Oil Drum (#1) (and again (#2) -- "crap flying everywhere" ), and Gulf Captain (#3) . #1 and #3 are, unfortunately, very new accounts. Here at Corrente, people have been posting for years, so we know "who" the online personas are. Not so with this story. #2 is, however six weeks old and therefore pre-blowout. So!
UPDATE And then there's the whole "loop" issue -- as in "tape loop." That would be bad. Time stamps and feed archives would greatly reduce the trust issues -- and also help the science -- so I can't understand why they're not available. Or else I can...
UPDATE BP video on ROV work in preparation for the top kill. Interestingly, this video has time codes.