Ideas to help cap undersea leaking oil wells for now and the future 06 02 2010
1. A slew of geodesic spiked balls made of solid steel with a rustproof alloy or geodesic solid spiked balls with razor sharp spike that are spring loaded and fire on impact with the seabed floor. These would be used in conjunction with bags of a special oil tolerant hydraulic cement. In series they could be dumped off a ship and onto the seabed floor. The spikes initially forming a non shifting basis for the mass to come. The cement would be next and then in series the geodesic balls and cement.
2. Bags of an initially viscous tar based glue that could be used in conjunction with other methods
3. A big stomping foot weight on a chain could be raised and lowered much like an anchor on a material of sufficient mass that would set more with a basis of a pile driving mass.
4. An iron latticework framework with spikes that could be lowered approximately on the leak. The wellheads would have to be made so that they could not be clogged via any concrete that is used in conjunction. The apparatus could not be clogged either. This could be accomplished through an eject able or captively firing blank that would be expelled upward and downward upon completion of hydraulic cement bag application.
5. Bags of hydraulic cement that would shred and burst upon impact with the seabed floor or spiked framework there. The bag material would be designed to work in conjunction with the means. It could have metal rods or wire.
6. Numerous wellheads mounted whose soft cores could be expelled upon concrete formation
7. A perimeter based latticework structure of metal with described wellheads that could be lowered via three point system. The same lowering system could be used to pour or direct described concrete.
8. A spike cannon would shoot 10’ lengths of solid spikes into the seabed floor. Then the hydraulic cement in that is in bags compatible to the project could be lowered
9. A hydraulic pump that automatically puts new structural bags on its delivering end and fills bags that have a special surface that makes them seal to one another.
10. Hydraulic bags of cement in a bag of engineered material that, with shaped explosive spike that makes said bags form a cohesive and captive and somewhat unified structure or mass.
11. My first idea was a wellhead mounted on concrete mass of weight that would have a channel structure on its underside side or bottom side that would ensure flow of oil is directed up into the well head or numerous wellheads. As we have seen this does not require precise science to cap a flowing mass of this nature.
12. Heavy captive tarps or strands of tarp material could be used in conjunction to form a captive structure.
13. Physics determine the mass needed and height of well heads. Pressure of oil is already known when they drilled for it.
14. Sink a barge with bags of hydraulic cement and a spiked base that would not allow it to shift
15. A onetime use barge type submarine that could land on the broken well flow and form a base. All it would need would be directional maneuverability and ballast control. Our defense department needs to reallocate dollars to this idea right away. Oil spills are indeed some of our greatest national disasters !
God Bless Those Who Think
Thomas Paul Murphy
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