June 8, 2010

LKL – James Cameron offers his advice on Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Posted: 07:36 AM ET
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Allen Hope   June 8th, 2010 8:27 am ET

The present "failed techniques" that BP has thrown at the well head in an attempt to "collect" (not cap) oil from the well head are negligent! They are doing more damage to the wellhead than good! Right now the "Wizard of Oz" Contraption is vibrating violently...the shock from these vibrations transfer directly to the BOP and to the BOP base where it bolts to the well casing! The statement "We could do more harm" is a smoke screen! Any competent scientist would have had all the answers to this statement just by carefully reviewing some very very visible conditions to the collapsed drill string at the BOP head! It is much much more risky to keep trying to beat this thing to death attempting to collect oil, than it is capping the well and getting this thing over with!! Search: PIPE CASING CONTROLLER FAN PAGE

Allen Hope   June 8th, 2010 8:39 am ET

BP would like everyone to believe the gushing wellhead has created its own set of physical and chemical conditions!! Nothing is further from the truth!! The "established laws" of Physics, Thermodynamics, Hydraulics, Mechanics and Chemistry still apply! What this means is the Second Law of Thermodynamics and "FORCE WORK" directly apply! What does this mean? The gushing hydrocarbon mass coming up the well pipe is doing "FORCE WORK!" It's the reason why the seal blew out of the latest contraption and the device is vibrating on the BOP....the mass flow of hydrocarbons are doing work! As long as that BOP head has hydrocarbons gushing up through it subsequent leakage and damage to the wellhead will continue!

J. Walker Work   June 8th, 2010 8:48 am ET

Has anyone asked Clive Cussler and his Numa experience to be on this task force? If not, why not? I have read his 'non-fiction' books that recount his ocean exploration and feel he has experience and imaginative ideas to contribute.

I think a valued, experienced expert is being overlooked.


J. Walker Work
McKinney, TX

Maudine Sterling   June 8th, 2010 10:02 am ET

I watched your show last night(June 7, 2010) and heard all you and your guests had to say about the oil spill in Louisianna and listened while you took questions from your audience but no one asked about the news report regarding BP. That specific report said that BP has been placed in a temporary Receivership Position due to the enormeous amount that has been spent on the oil spill. I believe that the fourth largest company in the US is not going to go down but if it does, what better punishment for the horrric act that they allowed on their rig without a plan (one with teeth and substance in it) to clean up the environment. Today's news says they had a 500+ page contingency plan that named Walruses and Sea Lions that are only found in cold waters such as Alaska, etc. We don't have such animals in the South and Southeaster Gulf and Atlantic ocean. It is ludicrious that our Government approved such a plan with such glarring errors and no substance on how to address such a disaster. Our Government must take the ridicule and bashing it deserves and force BP to step up to the plate. Americans everywhere are outraged about this disaster, not only in the states directly impacted but also across this great nations. Please ask this question of BP, or anyone who can tell us, what will happen. If BP does go bankrupt, who will pay? We all know the answer to this question, but ask it anyway. I am curious what BP will say. Call me a very disgusted American taxpayer and also a very disenchated American with our Government response to this disaster. I should say lack of response.

Green   June 8th, 2010 12:47 pm ET

I'm still waiting for the critiscism of Obama and what he is doing. Don't hear much from him. Not handling his first disaster that well is he?

But it was okay to jump all over Bush about Katrina..... go figure..lib media

latenightme   June 8th, 2010 4:58 pm ET

I can't stand Jim Cameron – he is money hungry science fiction movie producer. What makes Larry King think Cameron has anything to say about the BP Oil Spill. Larry King is now scrapping the bottom of the barrel for guests. What a joke.

Dallas Greenslitt   June 8th, 2010 7:58 pm ET

I'm sending this E-mail with what I feel might work if B P is willing to listen to some everyday command sense from an old Navy man.

I think if they were to get and 80 foot LCM , rig it up with a 40 foot conveyor belt the same width as the LCM , make it with capabilities of raising and lowering it would be able to pick up the oil.

They would need to get a small tanker to tow behind to pump the oil into it.

Eduardo Canales   June 30th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

The solution is simple to stop the oil spill. Build a frame with sliding horizontal doors. Moved by Hydraulic cylinders you build it on the pier and then drop it into place over the hole. Once in place you anchor it with swellex bolts along the periphery. Then you shut your horizontal doors. you can even install a relief valve on top of the door to relieve pressure. Hook to a pipe.

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