What has BP done so far to clean up the oil and what attempts have they made at plugging up the well?
I’m writing a paper on the oil spill and I have a lot of great information…but I’m still unsure about what BP has actually done to fix the problem, how many places the oil is coming from, and why exactly the pressure control systems failed? and when they did fail, how did that cause an explosion? Answers to any of these questions would be appreciated I’m also interested in hearing opinions on the matter.
The company that own this rig Transocean built it and even staffed it have done very little to plug the leak while BP who lease it have made several unsuccessful attempts to stop the oil and even agreed to pay for the clean up.The reason why the plug failed is so far unclear but was probably caused by gas mixing with the oil which accidentally ignited
What will be a likely first flying job after CFI?
Sighseeing? Air taxi? Skydive? Oil rig pilot?
How about flight instructor? That’s the only thing you’ll be qualified to do.
You’ll need a Commercial and Instrument rating to work and make some money as pilot. Most commercial companies will require 500 hours or so because of insurance. To carry passengers under part 121 or 135, you’ll need 750 hours, thanks to the Colgan Air crash a few years ago.
Oil rig pilots fly helicopters, not airplanes and new hires in that industry typically have 1500 hours total time in helicopters.
Why is his wife acting like that?
One of my friends who i work with sent some porno (not gay porn) emails to another one of our friends. His wife opened it as they have a shared account (strange) and she blew her top! She started phoning my friends wife at 3 am and calling the company we work for too. Accusing my friend of having a gay relationship with her husband etc.We think she must have a reason to suspect him being gay apart from this instance. We work on an oil rig and guys send each other all sorts of stuff by email.
She’s being unreasonable. And upon that doing something that’s even tarnishing her own husband’s image.
Is the rise in crude oil price a mere speculation?
the recent rise(last few months) in the oil price a mere speculation or is there any reason for it ,if there is any reason then what is it?
It is a mix.
There are speculation, obviously as the price of the oil you see is the price of the oil bought ONE month in advance.
But there is also a simple fact, we are reaching the peak oil, it means we cannot increase indefinetly our production.
There is what I will call ‘cushion oil’ (I have to be honest, I forgot the name in english). The cushion oil is the additional capacity of production available in the world. All fields are not producing at full capacity. It is possible to open more the valves and the choke and produce a bit more. That additional capacity was before around 7-8 millions barrels/day. It is now of 2-3 millions barrels per day. It means that if there are a bunch of excited guys blowing pipeline in Africa, a nationalist leader in South America or a cyclon expected in the gulf of Mexico, the 300,000 or 500,000 barrels shut down will put additional stress on the cushion oil.
And prices will increase.
Finally, one has to ask : why are we not able to produce more ? For a very simple reason :
- Each oil field follows a decline curve called depletion. There is less and less oil inside and the pressure is declining. At the end it becomes too costly to extract the oil and remove the water/sand/gas of it. So this field stops production.
- When there is an successful exploration or appraisal well, additional reserves are added (extension of an existing field) or created (new discovery)
- If the rate of discovery is less than the rate of depletion, globally, the production will start to decline. This is the phenomena stated in the peak oil. USA reached peak oil in 1970, Canada in 76, Indonesia in 1977, Gabon in 1995and Norway in 2001. The world seems to have reached near peak oil.
- Some optimism however. To develop one field once there is a discovery, it takes usually a minimum of 5-10 years. 10 years ago, there was a very low number of exploration well because the barrel of oil was under the 15$ (in 2007 $). So there was less discovery. So less renewal of production 10 years later. This has been a very big mistake of oil companies who should have taken the opportunity of low barrels so low cost of drilling rigs, services etc… To drill exploration wells which are very costly.
But oil companies are very often taken over by accountants and finance people who think on short terms speculation rather than long term planning. And here we are, the loop is closed…
Is it realistic to have a supermodel like women beat up a much bigger man?
I’m preparing for a role in a small budget independent film. I play a business woman sent to straighten out a well site/base for a large Oil and Gas company.
The back story is that I’m there to demand production and will be firing many of the rig hands. An arguement starts and many of the rig hands start a fight with me. The fight starts outside the rig in the snow as I’m walking away to a hellipad after firing many rig hands at a town meeting. I’m attacked by three middle aged man in the snow. It’s suppose to be a very brutal fight where I’m tackled and thrown into the snow, against equipment, and very beaten with a lot of blood. However, in the end I’m suppose to win the fight and humiliate the three men by beating them convincingly in front of their friends, children, and wives. My question is how I can make the fight brutal and still as realistic as possible. There should be a lot of blood, broken bones, and absolutely no martial arts.
The back story on my character is that I’m an high level executive that is also an extremely trained athlete. I’m about 5’11″ and am suppose to be an imposing figure though I’m model thin at only 135lbs. Though the scene will be filmed in the snow, I’ll be in a black business dress suit and in heels. I’m about 6’3″ in the rediculously high heels they’re asking me to wear so I should look very imposing on film.
How can I put together a 8 minute fight scene that would be realistic. Would it be hard to make a fight between an extremely in shape woman in her late twenties and three out of shape but extremely large men in their 40′s realistic?
Well if Angelina Jolie, and Scarlett Johanssen can do it i don’t see why not.
I know you said no martial arts but if you use a martial arts that is all about using the persons own body weight against them like akido it should look realistic. If you frame a fight scene around objects like trees, large rocks or park benches where you put the obstacles between you and the assailants where you only have to fight one of them directly at any given time this would make it more realistic, and using any objects you can like Jackie Chan does in his movies or Jason Bourne, you know like a book, rolled up piece of paper, a shopping trolley.
In reality if you didn’t know some sort of martial arts, and boxing is counted as martial arts, eventually the power of numbers will overpower anyone, Bruce Lee always preached to hit, disable temporarily and then get the hell out of there!!
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