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    Stop me if you have heard this before: Oil Rig Explosion in the Gulf.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_rig_explosion

    Let us hope this isn't as bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsmybush
    Sounds like it is a production facility rather than a drilling platform. The good side of that would be that it is probably a stationary platform rather than a boat so it should stand up to the fire a bit better. It may also have a storm choke below that can be closed to shut off the wells. On the down side, if Apache is in the process of a buy out it may be pretty crappily maintained equipment and may or may not work. Some Independents onshore are really bad about maintainance. The only offshore facilities I ever worked on were majors.

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    I think I just heard on the radio that it may not have been actively producing at the time, so things may be closed and less likely to cause a problem.

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    Days Since Gulf Oil Spill: Zero

    I'll do my part by riding my bike instead of burning the stuff.

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    so nice

    that they have continued to show us how safe these operations are
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsmybush
    Let us hope this isn't as bad.

    How can this be? Wouldn't businesses be hyper safety conscious given the recent demonstration about liability?

    More liberal media bias, that's what this is!
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    Great to see the oil industry with all that self-regulation in action...
    f-tards.

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    It seems the fire is out and there is no evidence of a spill of any kind. It is said that the automated safety equipment worked and shut down the producing wells. There were no serious injuries or loss of life. Not all that different from an onshore incident.

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    Interesting the article said the safety shutoff system was activated before the fire. Also the Coast Guard was alerted by a call from a nearby platform that saw the fire, rather than an alarm or the crew of the burning platform.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/us...pagewanted=all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art853
    Interesting the article said the safety shutoff system was activated before the fire. Also the Coast Guard was alerted by a call from a nearby platform that saw the fire, rather than an alarm or the crew of the burning platform.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/us...pagewanted=all
    It will be interesting to see just what happened there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebit
    It seems the fire is out and there is no evidence of a spill of any kind. It is said that the automated safety equipment worked and shut down the producing wells. There were no serious injuries or loss of life. Not all that different from an onshore incident.
    Earlier in the day, a response vessel had reported an oil sheen one mile long and 100 feet wide. But Captain Troedsson said that Coast Guard responders at the site could not see any sheen.
    The alleged "Oil Sheen" sighting got everyone worried about a big spill. Oil burp maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killroy
    The alleged "Oil Sheen" sighting got everyone worried about a big spill. Oil burp maybe?
    There are vessels on board that could have spilled a few barrels into the water. It doesn't take much oil to make a pretty big slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebit
    It will be interesting to see just what happened there.
    Good thing the neighbors were home. Or the Gulf has lots of platforms.

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