Bubbles seep from SEA FLOOR just inches from wellhead — If leaking “entire structure could topple over” (VIDEO)


ROV Skandi Neptune, July 30, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.:

Bubbles seep from the sea floor just inches from wellhead

It may not look like much, but bubbles indicate seepage from the well. Newsweek reported last month, "It’s possible that hydrocarbons are leaking out the bottom or sides of the well. If so, they might erode surrounding sediments and undermine the foundation upon which the 450-ton blowout preventer sits. If such leaks aren’t sealed off in time, the entire structure could topple over."

According to the AP, "An unstable area around the wellbore could create bigger problems if the leak continued elsewhere in the well after the cap valves were shut, experts said. “It’s an incredibly big concern,” said Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of Professional Geoscience Programs at the University of Houston."

Nieuwenhuise said to CNN, "One of the most serious situations would be is that if you have a leak very close to the well head and you could have a potential erosion of the substrate or the rocks around that well head that could cause it to collapse."

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The ROV appears fixated on these bubbles coming up from the exact same spot every few seconds.

Bubbles had been emanating from the valves on the BOP, though bubbles seeping from the sea bed near the BOP have NOT been publicly admitted.

14 comments to Bubbles seep from SEA FLOOR just inches from wellhead — If leaking “entire structure could topple over” (VIDEO)

  • I think they don't want us to see the 3:03 image.

    Brown = OIL.

    You even see the leakage as a white long-shaped bubble escape.

    OIL. All around the well.

  • Betsy S.

    Kind of like Lawrence Welk....

    (But these aren't soap bubbles.)

  • Brian

    The worst is yet to come

  • Captain Fantastic

    This is blatantly wrong. The BOP weights 450 tons. The new capping stack weighs 80 tons. The BOP in set into a spyglass of progressively smaller steel pipes which are bonded together with concrete to a depth of a few thousand feet into the sea floor. That BOP is not going anywhere. Ever. Seafloor bubbling and oil seeping in the Gulf is normal. This post borders on hysterical and alarmist, which helps no body.

  • Brian

    The BOP was lisping a month ago @ 5 plus degrees. Add an eighty ton stack on top of that and you're asking for trouble. This makes the leaning tower of Piza look plumb. The worst is yet to come....

  • Brian

    Captain Fantastic

    Is a SHILL

  • Captain Fantastic
    July 31, 2010 at 12:43 am /

    "Seafloor bubbling and oil seeping in the Gulf is normal"

    Captain Fantastic you can check my Youtube channel :

    http://www.youtube.com/user/roomz22

    and confirm me everything is "normal".

    Go on, make my day.

  • ChefJeffH

    The sad thing is we are being lied to on so many levels, by so many people. Can we seriously trust anything they tell us. Kaja is right, only time will tell, but I also agree with Brian and Waterman, I fear the worst is yet to come and it will come as a surprise. After the "successful" capping of the well Sauron's eye (the Media) has already started to look away.

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