From Rob Kall:
Geologist Chris Landau has a theory– a published, peer-reviewed geological theory– that needs an answer. How old is the Gulf gusher oil? If it’s old, that’s good news. If it is not old, as he fears, then we are literally facing Armageddon, which he writes about here: B.P, Halliburton and Transocean have unleashed Armageddon and now there is no stopping it.
We may be facing Armageddon for several reasons:
1) There are now reports, one by Sen. Bill Nelson, that the oil is leaking from below the wellhead
–that the seals have not held, failed or never held. Capping the wellhead would only push more oil out of those leak spots below the wellhead.
2) Landau does not believe the two wells being drilled as our last hopes for shutting the well will work. The pressure is too great to respond to the intervention that is planned, just as it was too great for the top kill effort.
3) There’s a new, even more horrifying aspect–that the well may not only be uncontrollable, but
that it could gush, literally, forever. Landau fears that if the oil is not old oil, from dead creatures,
then it is being produced beneath the sea via chemical processes. That means the well will never
run out. That means the death of the Gulf–and, to extrapolate, maybe the rest of the world’s oceans, which are, after all, connected.
He offers some stopgap measures. But since the chances are likely that the wells won’t work in August, we need to be asking serious questions about what it means if the Gulf well keeps on gushing, at greater and greater flow rates for years. What will happen to the Gulf as millions of gallons turn to billions of gallons, when oil starts routinely flowing into the Loop current, then the Gulf Stream, which could take the oil to Europe–even to England, which has never had an oil
I’m talking to Chris. He’ll be updating us more.
June 11, 2010
B.P, Halliburton and Transocean have unleashed Armageddon and now there is no stopping it.
By Chris Landau
B.P, Halliburton and Transocean have unleashed Armageddon and now there is no stopping it. Senator Bill Nelson has told us how bad it is.
This is our worst nightmare. The oil industry has killed the Gulf of Mexico.