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Drilling and Oil Companies Active in the Gulf of Mexico List

Updated on August 27, 2011

Drilling and Oil Companies in the Gulf of Mexico

Drilling and oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico play a huge role in the U.S. economy. Economic and environmental impact of oil and gas production from the Gulf of Mexico can shape economic, geopiltical and environmental policy for years to come.

The Deepwater Horizon massive catastrophic oil spill in 2010 led to the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history and has all eyes on the Gulf. In addition to that there is the annual hurricane season, The massive employment from the oil and gas industry, taxes from the oil and gas industry and of course the oil and gas price impact from the region.

Given the heavy presence of oil and gas rigs in the gulf the majority of offshore rig contractors are represented in the Gulf of Mexico. Transocean Ltd which is the largest oil service company in the world has the largest presence. Transocean also owned the Deepwater Horizon rig, which exploded on April 22 that led to the massive oil spill.

Baker Hughes Inc complies a weekly rig status update from seven drilling contractors. The report shows there are 347 oil and gas rigs operating offshore globally. Of those rigs 57 were active in the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. Since the BP Deepwater oil rig disaster the US Federal government ordered a moratorium on deep sea drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. This moratorium was challenged in court with the damage to the Gulf economy. and has been subject to appeal by the US administration. Norway has also suspended new deep sea drilling since the BP disaster after it was determined the disaster could have been avoided.

Drilling and Oil Companies in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico May 19 from NASA
Drilling and Oil Companies in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico May 19 from NASA

BP Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Environmental Impact

  • Oil Spill Threatens Oysters Marine Ecosystem
    Gulf Coast Oyster The Gulf oil spill threatens oysters marine ecosystem as the massive oil slick from the ruptured undersea wellhead of Deepwater Horizon drilling rig makes its way to the Louisiana foreshore.
  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Mobilizes Wildlife Rescue Teams
    NASA Photo of Horizon Impact and leak with exposed shore from April 27. 2010 The Gulf of Mexico oil spill mobilizes wildlife rescue teams as the world is witnessing the worlds largest oil spill grow.
  • Oil Spill Closes Gulf Fishing
    NOAA Map of Oil Spill Fishing Closure The U.S. oil spill closes Gulf fishing in what is becoming an ever-worsening disaster. The sleek oil sleek continues to thread its way across the Gulf of Mexico
  • Environmental Risk of Oil Dispersing Chemicals in the Gulf
    The environmental risk of oil dispersing chemicals has to be weighed up with not doing anything. The choice as in the current case is what is available. Different dispersants have different properties and toxins

Active Drillers in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil and Gas Rig Contractors Active in the Gulf of Mexico

Based on the latest fleet status reports the number of rig contractors and operators in the Gulf of Mexico and active in Shallow water include the following.

  • Transocean 13 active 0 in shallow water
  • Hercules Offshore 12 active 12 in shallow water
  • Diamond Offshore 10 active 4 in shallow water
  • Ensco 8 active 6 in shallow water
  • Rowan 7 active 7 in shallow water
  • Noble Corp 6 active 0 in shallow water
  • Seadrill 1 active 0 in shallow water

Oil and Gas Rig Operators Active in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Chevron 8 active 5 in shallow water
  • Apache 4 active 4 in shallow water
  • Shell 4 active 1 in shallow water
  • Anadarko 3 active 0 in shallow water
  • BP 3 active 0 in shallow water
  • Eni 3 0 in shallow water
  • ADTI (Drilling subsidiary of Transocean) 3 active 3 in shallow water
  • LLOG (Privately owned) 3 active 2 in shallow water
  • W&T Offshore 2 active 2 in shallow water
  • BHP Billiton 2 active 0 in shallow water
  • McMoRan Exploration 2 active 2 in shallow water

Refineries Nearest to the Oil Spill

In addition to the drilling rig operators and contractors refineries are also significant in the area due to the impact of energy supply from the spill.

The following list sourced from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the rigs in closet proximity to the Gulf Coast spill zone.


  • Conoco: Alliance in Belle Chasse - 247,000 bpd
  • Murphy: Meraux - 120,000 bpd
  • Chalmette: Chalmette - 192,500 bpd
  • Shell: St. Rose - 55,000 bpd
  • Valero: Norco - 185,000 bpd
  • Motiva: Norco - 236,400 bpd
  • Marathon: Garyville - 256,000 bpd
  • Motiva: Convent - 235,000 bpd


  • Chevron: Pascagoula -- 330,000 bpd

Further to this list of Drilling and oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico there are currently 18 operators with just one oil and gas rig active in the Gulf of Mexico. Two of these rigs are reported as being under contract with an 'undisclosed' party.

It will be interesting to watch future activities with these firms, particularly foreign firms since the spill. Trader, analyst, political and shipbrokers responses will be noted accordingly. The spill had a huge effect on the market capitalization of both drilling firms party to the spill and otherwise. The BP market cap lost over $100 billion.

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      Dwight Baker 3 years ago

      Billy and all others, Two Patents have been issued by the US that prove out my thesis [ old style bop technology must go] we are in line with those that have a vested interest in pursing new technology. Soon we expect news to come from those we have supplied the patents.

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      Daniel 3 years ago

      ohmygosh. that wall art is AMAZING. way to go, joe! and mostly, i'm so, so happy your biartdhy was wonderful & full of merriment just like you deserve. so happy to have you in my life, and hoping this 25th year is your best one yet!

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      Moises 3 years ago

      How I so wish that I could be there with you and keep the studio with you!!! I so drealy loved that place and all that it meant and it was so sad for me to leave it. Man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps. So here are to the new adventures of our little collective that is still very much alive! The best is yet to come!

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      JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa


      Two years ago I wrote a post that talked about Keystone pipe line.Keystone has been in the process for 5 years, the Senate has not voted on the House bill.

      12/17/13 A Plan For Jobs & Economic Growth

      1/30/14 House Leaders Send Letter To President Obama

      5/13/14 The American people are tired of waiting for this body to act on the jobs bills Senate Democrats continue to blockade

      4/21/14 Carney rejects trade offs for unemployment insurance Pay Go law

      The latest on oil production

      5/24/14 New Federal regulations ….have halted drilling in Kansas protect/ prairie bird

      4/19/14 The fracking divide: Mexico’s oil frontier beckons U.S. drillers in wake of new law

      check this link 4/19/14 The fracking divide: Mexico’s oil frontier beckons U.S. drillers in wake of new law

      check it out 4/22/14 Fossil fuels have made the earth cleaner, not dirtier 44th Earth Day and the planet has never looked cleaner thanks to fossil fuels. REALLY

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      Johne510 3 years ago

      Wow, marvelous blog structure! How long have you been running a blog kdeafdkgbgkk

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      DWIGHT BAKER 6 years ago

      RISKS increased REWARDS WOW –but what NOW could go wrong?

      By Dwight Baker


      Repsol-led group makes big oil, gas find off coast of Brazil

      MADRID/OSLO— Reuters

      Last updated Thursday, May. 24, 2012 2:57PM EDT


      Oil firms in Brazil such as Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron, are expected to produce more than eight million barrels of oil equivalent a day by 2020, an amount that could allow Brazil to surpass the United States as the world’s No. 3 oil producer after Russia and Saudi Arabia.

      Most of that oil is expected to come from giant, deep-water oil fields off Brazil’s coast near Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, including the Campos Basin, home to several billion-barrel-plus fields and some of the world’s largest discoveries in the past 30 years.

      The country’s main offshore regions, the Campos Santos Basins, contain as much as 100 billion barrels of oil, according to the Brazilian Petroleum Institute at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

      That would be enough to supply all of the needs of the United States, the largest consumer, for about 14 years, according to BPI and Reuters calculations.

      The discovery, in so-called pre-salt blocks, also improves prospects for exploration off Angola, on the other side of the Atlantic, as the two areas have similar geology.

      MY TAKE

      I don’t want to rain on the parade BUT the prospect of un-controlled blowout is extreme. First the depth of the water is forbidding next the deep oil and gas find has extreme pressures, then the present day blow out preventers being used by all are not pressure rated accurately. Meaning the annular preventers will only hold back if in perfect condition 5,000PSI. Then what is far worse the blind rams pipe rams and shear rams will only hold back 5,000PSI when in perfect condition.

      Meaning that API the rating entity has set standards for the blow out preventors but the pressure ratings are set on the shell of the bodies not the internals to hold back the pressures rated for. Therefore a BOP rated at 15,000PSI will only hold back 5,000PSI.

      Accordingly the wells drilled into the pre salt formations thus far have had in excess of virgin pressures over 10,000PSI.

      So What Now? The drillers are risking all to find then set in motion the completion of these high pay out wells. But the question is this “Why take those risks when there is a better BOP to be had’?

      The better BOP is patent pending its name is TOTAL Fail Safe blowout Container and I am the inventor. And despite what many might think GE with its billions and people all over the globe wants to play Patty Cake with me, OH WELL.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow Billy! Your comment section on this hub was most interesting. I'll admit...I started to skip some of it in the middle because of time constraints...but this would be worth reading fully...each and every comment. It is certainly being kept up to date! The politicians certainly have a way of muddying up the waters, don't they! Lots of half truths being spoken. Can't WAIT for the November elections!!! Up and useful votes.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      check this ideo.

      Obama feeling the heat from oil producers

      The TRUTH

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      DWIGHT BAKER 6 years ago

      At the top of the Peak of Power sits in control the Rockefellers and Rothschild’s

      By Dwight Baker

      April 2, 2012

      World's Billionaires 2011: A Record Year In Numbers, Money And Impact

      By Luisa Kroll and Kerry A. Dolan,



      This 25th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember. The 2011 Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,210) and combined wealth ($4.5 trillion). This horde surpasses the gross domestic product of Germany, one of only six nations to have fewer billionaires this year. BRICs led the way: Brazil, Russia, India and China produced 108 of the 214 new names. These four nations are home to one in four members, up from one in ten five years ago. Before this year only the U.S. had ever produced more than 100 billionaires. China now has 115 and Russia 101.

      U.S. Has Record Number of Millionaires

      By Robert Frank

      June 22, 2011

      If further proof were needed of the two-speed recovery–the rich and the rest–now comes news that America has a record number of millionaires.

      According to the annual World Wealth Report from Merill Lynch and Capgemini, the U.S. had 3.1 million millionaires in 2010, up from 2.86 million in 2009. The latest figure tops the pre-crisis peak of three million.

      The wealth held by these millionaires also hit a record. North American millionaires had a combined wealth of $11.6 trillion, up from $10.7 trillion in 2009.

      MY TAKE

      In all Empires studied throughout history one will surely read that the Rulers did not go it alone.

      It was the custom to pass along the spoils of war first to those who had high seats in the capacity of Warring, the Government and or Administration. Those lavished well when wars against other people and their nations were stripped of wealth.

      Hitler was at one time the greatest thief to come on the scene but now he may have been out ranked. And his Warring Generals were the first to get in on the lavish wealth stolen then passed along to them.

      Now we in the USA are confronted with a similar problem. While our nation crumbles from within because of decay and our people have become a liability instead of and intrinsic asset for the money needed to restore and rebuild is NOT going to come back into our Communed Held Wealth Treasury. Some cry out Occupy and others tend to think that going back to the Boston Tea Party of ideas will bring about change.

      But alas and hold fast for neither ways will ever prove out to be any good.

      WHY? Those high on the Peak of Power have allowed many more to come within the inner circle of wealth to take some CHUMP CHANGE for their allegiance to worship at the feet of the Beast.

      Finally, you check out the numbers then if you are one who likes this style of governance go to any mirror and say, “I am one of them”.

      The CURE

      I am in the midst of pleading my case to Greenpeace they have the will to stop the Beast many more do not.

      Wish me luck in getting the final investor in before taking the Patent to General Electric. Greenpeace if they get in will surely help the TOTAL Fail Safe blowout Container sell.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      The latest obama plan.

      STEPHANOPOULOS: This Week on CBS

      High Gas prices

      VAN HOLLEN says ‘’

      The president has reached out to other oil-producing countries around the world. And they have got a STRATEGY now to GET MORE OIL on the market. That should drive down prices’’. Really increase production!

      PAUL RYAN says ‘’Let’s get our oil that is locked on public lands by President Obama. Let’s open up the Keystone pipeline to bring Canadian oil into our country to dramatically reduce our dependency on foreign oil. It creates jobs here in America. It lowers gas prices, increases supply’’. MAKES SENSE to me!

      VAN HOLLEN: Domestic oil production is at an all-time high. I think we know that’s a fact ( a half truth )

      RYAN: That’s private land, not public land.

      There is a huge difference to producing on public land compared to private land. On public land the Government gets addition monies. Oil producers pay for leases, a royalty of approximately $ 18 a barrel besides the 40% of taxes gained from the PROFIT’S the oil companies pay. Oh ,let’s not forget AMERICAN jobs. Back in 2008 candidate Obama promised jobs? Obama did say that the government needs to increase revenues.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Thanks for the update - yes the stories told by this admin on oil is mind boggling - the effect of sanctions on Iran has been the most effective thing I have seen to push gasoline and oil prices up - yet somehow that is big oil's fault according to Obama. The blind politicking and the misuse of facts is bewildering. Even more bewildering is those that believe it as blindly.

      The update on Brazil was fascinating particularly in light of the Chevron leak and case.

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      DWIGHT BAKER 6 years ago

      What does Brazil have that we have NOT?

      By Dwight Baker

      March 19, 2012


      Chevron executives barred from leaving Brazil over spill

      By Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Jeb Blount


      A Brazilian court on Saturday barred 17 executives from Chevron and Transocean from leaving Brazil; pending criminal charges related to a high-profile oil spill last November.

      A federal judge in Rio de Janeiro state granted a request from prosecutors who are pressing for charges against both firms, a spokesman for prosecutor Eduardo Oliveira said in a phone interview. George Buck, who heads Chevron's Brazil unit, and the other 16 executives must turn in their passports to the police within 24 hours, the spokesman said.

      Charges are expected to be filed on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the prosecutors' press office.

      MY TAKE

      Brazil has informed politicians, savvy oil and gas investigators, prosecutors that do their jobs and citizens that can see fraud and contempt for their environment when they “get hit” blind-side’.

      Some have written here in the USA that Chevron is being mistreated. WHY? I suppose they are a part of the paid for propaganda ring that makes big bucks to keep dumbing us down.

      The ones in the USA that could have held BP feet to the fire and done about the same as Brazil if not worse, took the short road filled with pot holes and let all go foot loose and fancy free. WHY the BIG OIL BOYS working in America have a pre approved FREE PASS to do what they will.

      The CURE is simple keep exposing them best as we can with positive proof and in the end they will all run as those in Brazil are trying to do.

      Read the entire article to see the fraud first hand.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      An update in the gulf.3/18/12

      Obama says that we are pumping more oil today, just another half truth because the pumping is on private land. We are pumping 30% less oil on public land (taxpayer owned ).Leases on government land to open drilling is 0 in the Obama administration. Obama says if we keep the cost of gas high, the use of oil will drop and prices will drop because the supply will be more. Than in the next breath, Obama wants to release the oil in the reserve to increase the supply. Sounds like Obama is agreeing the need to increase production of oil. All the pumping today on PUBLIC LAND is because of Clinton and Bush.

      Allow me to clarify

      1. When oil comes from private land sources, the government only gets revenue when the private companies make PROFIT. Obama complains about the oil companies making billions of profit. Why would Obama and the Democrats complain when the companies are paying (the American taxpayer, Treasury ) 40% of those profits to the treasury. WHAT A DEAL, the government gives the companies $4 billion in subsidies to search for oil, the oil companies spend more than the $ billions to find oil (on public land ) and more $millions to get permit approvals to drill. Note that without profit the treasury starves for revenue.

      2.When oil comes from public lands, the government has a better deal. The oil companies pay for the leases( they are open bided on), receives an oil royalty of about $18.00 a barrel on each barrel produced. Somehow the better deal for the taxpayers is to pump on public land because not only profits are gained but the addition of lease money and royalties increase the REVENUE returns.

      SHELL OIL in Alaska after spending $ millions to procure permits have been waiting 2 years for permits to drill.

      In the gulf 5 oil companies have waited 2 years for the permits that have been denied by the Obama administration. The Obama administration has been held in contempt of a federal judges court order for the past 1.5 years to allow the permits to be released. The oil moratorium shut down oil in the gulf.

      On 3/17/12 Petrobas, a George Soros investor of a Brazilian oil company, received the permits to drill in the gulf. Petrobas was given a US Government loan approved by President Obama when he returned from a Brazilian trip.

      The President makes jokes of ‘’ drill baby drill’’ and claims that he doesn’t have any control of high prices.

      On the campaign trail, Obama contends that the Republicans claims to open the drilling fields will not reduce the prices of oil. Why not try to prove the Republicans wrong? Obama’s idea to getting us off the need for foreign oil is to shut down US production. The Man is showing his true colors.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Dwight a timely update as hurricane season picks up in the Gulf. Hurricane Katia, Tropical Storm Maria and a the low in the Bay of Campeche strengthens as we write.

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      Dwight Baker 6 years ago

      September 6, 2011

      President Obama and Chief of Staff

      The word create should be left out of all jobs dialog. Jobs need to be filled. Work abounds it is all around, the EPA knows most of what needs to be done and other things that are dreadful they have not exposed to the public.

      First: Cleaning up the BP Blowout.

      The cost to clean up the plumes adrift under deep water is going to cost upwards of one trillion. If not cleaned up then the Gulf will die. Most of it is dead now but most have turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the ones crying out. Jobs that must be filled.

      Looking to the Future: Lessons in Prevention, Response, and Restoration from the Gulf Oil Spill

      Second: The EPA has condemned many sites but the ones committing the egregious acts have long disappeared but can be found by our Justice Department.

      They sit contaminating all around and must be cleaned up. Jobs that must be filled.

      Third: The Great Lakes are dead. Municipal sewer systems that dump into them must be stopped. The industrial polluters around the Great Lakes must be stopped dumping anything into them. Next the Great Lakes are the largest body of fresh water in the world; they are so massive that it takes 350 years for them to circulate out all the water that is held within their shores. We need to build a 48-inch upwards to 8-foot pipeline from the Great Lakes up to Alaska to the Giant watershed area coming from our Ancient Glaciers. Then feed that water into the Great Lakes into the deepest parts with pressure to cause a flushing action to occur and get the debris moving out.

      Fourth: The EPA needs to shut down all fracturing gas wells until the industry comes up with a full-blown absolute cure for keeping natural gas from seeping up around the casing into our fresh water zones. Next in the case of Cabot oil recent failures the EPA must insist that Cabot fully plug and abandon the wells sites that have contaminated the fresh water supply.

      Fifth: The EPA must insist that the BP petrochemical plants in Louisiana must be closed down and the sites cleaned up.

      Now those things are at this time off topic. But of all the things missing from our day-to-day dialog they are some of the most needed. We all need clean water. You lived in Chicago and maybe at this time your daughters are less than what God intended because of drinking that poison water.

      The Sundance movie that must be seen is Waterlife.

      Contact Dr. Joyce for her full report on just how bad the condition the Gulf of Mexico is in.

      Last I will help the Justice Department with their on going investigations into the BP blowout and all the time it took to contain it.

      Best Regards

      Dwight Baker

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Dwight it seems these fed inspectors PTB etc never learn do they despite history.

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      Dwight Baker  6 years ago

      WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors found a problem in an oil pipeline a month before it ruptured in a Montana river, but it was not significant enough to force a shutdown, the government's top pipeline regulator said Wednesday.

      Cynthia Quarterman, administrator of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, told a Senate committee that the problem in the Exxon Mobil pipeline was discovered in early June, nearly a month before the pipeline ruptured on July 1, spilling an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River.

      Quarterman declined to offer specifics about what she called an "anomaly" but said officials believed it was not significant enough to require repairs. It wasn't clear whether the problem detected in June had any role in the rupture.

      "Unfortunately, I don't think that our pipeline inspector thought he had the authority to shut down the pipeline," she told a Senate Environment subcommittee.

      Agency officials said a review of pipeline records conducted in June revealed that the half-inch thick steel pipeline had about 20 percent external corrosion, based on inspections in 2004 and 2009. The review was part of a larger examination of pipeline records in response to high water flows throughout the Mountain West because of an unusually high spring snow melt.

      The rupture in the 12-inch diameter pipeline, which had been buried below the riverbed, occurred as the Yellowstone River flooded following heavy rains. Debris, including trees, was floating in the river at the time of the accident.

      Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said he was disappointed in the federal response.

      "To be honest, ma'am, it sounds like you're not on top of this," he told Quarterman.

      Baucus also scolded Gary Pruessing, president of Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co, saying that the oil executive appeared to waver on initial promises to make land owners near the spill "whole" following the spill and cleanup.

      The company takes full responsibility for the incident and the cleanup, "and we pledge to satisfy all legitimate claims," Pruessing said.

      Baucus said there was plenty of blame to go around.

      "The company made a mistake. It was wrong about the integrity of the pipeline," he said. The pipeline agency also was wrong, Baucus added: "It made a mistake about the integrity of the pipeline."

      The cause of the spill remains under investigation, but early signs indicate that the pipeline was completely severed in the accident, according to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. The findings suggest that the pipeline was undercut by the river and broke, rather than springing a leak due to corrosion in the line.

      It will probably be August or September before water levels in the river are low enough to raise the section of damaged pipe responsible for the spill, Quarterman said.

      It could take another two months after that before investigators identify a cause, and Quarterman said her agency won't know for certain how large the leak was until it examines records at the oil company's control room in Houston.

      Officials in Laurel, Mont., near the site of the spill, raised questions last year about erosion along the riverbank threatening Exxon Mobil's Silvertip pipeline. The company in December surveyed the pipe's depth and said it was at least 5 to 8 feet beneath the riverbed.

      The line was temporarily shut down in May after Laurel officials again raised concerns that it could be at risk as the Yellowstone started to rise. The company restarted the line a day later, following a review of its safety record.

      "At the time this incident occurred, we did not have any outstanding issues from a regulatory standpoint on this pipeline," Pruessing said.


      MY TAKE

      By Dwight Baker

      Actions like these defy understanding to that end WHY TRY to understand or have a voice and maybe even a vote in helping solve these kinds of mishaps.

      I would rather to support the local Governor in all his ways of taking the bull by the horns and demanding that things be done right now and going on into the future.

      Last, what more can any of us do.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Dwight you have given us a ton to read and ponder - am checking out the links. :)

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      DWIGHT BAKER  6 years ago


      Should you NOT use oil and gas common sense and reason concerning the BP blow out you might fall into a deep personal and political abyss not able to climb back out. But the man that can come to your defense is President Obama. What has come into focus about the things gone amiss that is being promoted by BP trial lawyers in New Orleans Court with Judge Barbier presiding is that President Obama is being blamed for many things gone wrong and one was the excessive use of corex. And I for one seriously doubt that.

      In Bob Dudley words is the general theme BP wants BOMERE to become their drilling partner. How could you do that? Your charge has been made to oversee them, BP is not your equal but are servants to your wishes predicated on your ability to enforce the highest standards in rules or better yet laws for oil and gas GOM operations.

      The words used by BP in there New Voluntary Standards are a far cry from being accurate. In each case BP is trying to shift the blame on others for their total inadequacy in drilling and in stopping the flow of oil and gas on their Macondo well.

      The words used to describe how they intend to require more 1920 model conceived BOP’s to stop the flow of blow outs ---proves their non-lucid points well. What their claims are is simply not what the manufactures represents to be the truth about what their products are designed to do.

      Also when BP claims to support the Marine Well Containment Company I find much fault in them declaring that alliance. As I have proved to you and you’re staff, MWCC was conceived and put into action to [solely put on a dog and pony show for BOMERE] so they could go back to drilling in the GOM at all cost to our people and our GOM environment. Again throwing caution and good oil and gas common sense reason using logic to the wind.

      Also special attention should be made to each statement of re-commitment to change the way BP has operated in the past and those have proven to be well below minimal standards. Dr. Chu is a witness to those events.

      Therefore to protect our people and our GOM the only cure is for BOMERE to demand from all is a better way to control blowouts. I have that way the TOTAL Fail Safe blow out Container.

      Partnering with investors and manufactures is underway at this time so in the near term our new TOTAL Fail Safe blow out Container will be ready to show and from that point we hope to move that product along to a large scale international manufacturer who can stay up with demand.

      BP NEWS July 16, 2011

      BP Wants Thousands of Oil Spill Claims Tossed

      Friday, May 27, 2011

      A good read The Death of Common Sense will help all get beyond the mum boo jumbo layering of lawyer filled words that are highly interpretive by design.

      The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America [Paperback]

      Philip K. Howard (Author)

      Best Regards

      Dwight Baker

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      Dwight Baker  6 years ago

      TOTAL Fail Safe blowout Container

      Dwight Baker Principal Inventor

      PO Box 7065 Eagle Pass, TX 78853 830-773-1077

      July 19, 2011


      Mr. Broomwich

      RE letter sent to BOMERE by BP stating Sets New Voluntary Standards in GOM Drilling

      Mr. Broomwich,

      I became and remain an advocate for those suffering in and around our GOM caused by the many maladies made to suffer from the BP Blowout. Thus it is known that the Court in New Orleans under the direction of Judge Barbier is handing out harsh humankind pre-trial judgments against the thousands that have filed. Dismissing many cases for they and or their trial lawyers did not follow the dictates lay out to be followed. And taking the lead of getting dismissals are the lawyers hired by BP. And the total depth of how far BP and their trial lawyers will go to grind out overt cruelty is about to be clearly seen by all following then published. For many in the USA still follow closely the evolution of BP on our turf. Thus BP needs us but I seriously doubt if we need them AS IS.

      BP top management has been for a very long time run by those who knew how to control boardrooms [no matter on who’s turf] or the agenda of the meeting. And thus the current head of BP Bob Dudley gained his experience. And his failed predecessor Tony Hayward was groomed the same way. The corporate culture that BP leadership has presented; is that they are above the laws of using common sense reason with logic which is the base of all moral sane sanguine sound sovereign communities of mankind, who are a part of our mechanized time in history.

      Saying it is not my intention to bring BP inoperative in any form or fashion but rather to try to instill in our pundits paid workers and politicians the need to look glaringly close into their words with a sharp knife of common sense and reason in the cutting away and out the miss-statements or lies told in order to sooth over their current crisis’s of self imposed miseries.

      The thousands of words in print about the court proceedings in New Orleans will enlighten those who are in charge of taking care of our people and richness found in the GOM. Therefore that is you being in control as appointed leader of BOMERE.

      I know that the only way to bring about the cures needed for Sub Sea drilling in the GOM is to insist that time sensitive needs be met in changes must come in the use of 1920 technology found in the current methodology of building and operating sub sea BOP’s stacks.

      My past letters to you and your staff proves that out in great detail.

      Best Regards,

      Dwight Baker

      BP Sets New Voluntary Standards in GOM Drilling

      Friday, July 15, 2011


      By Dwight Baker principal and inventor of the

      TOTAL Fail Safe blowout Container

      July 19, 2011

      Full article

      BP Exploration & Production (BPXP) will implement a new set of deepwater oil and gas drilling standards for its operations in the US Gulf of Mexico, demonstrating the company's commitment to safe and reliable operations.

      The announcement was made in a letter to the director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Michael Bromwich.

      The voluntary performance standards go beyond existing regulatory obligations and reflect the company's determination to apply lessons it learned from the Deepwater Horizon accident and subsequent oil spill.

      "BP's commitment in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon incident is not only to restore the economic and environmental conditions among the affected areas of the Gulf Coast, but also to apply what we have learned to improve the way we operate," said BP group chief executive Bob Dudley. "We believe the commitments we have outlined today will promote greater levels of safety and preparedness in deepwater drilling."

      The foundations for these new voluntary standards for BP's Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling operations have been developed since the Deepwater Horizon incident and through the lessons learned. BP is now making these standards public and will begin to implement them into its operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

      The new voluntary standards are:

      BPXP will use, and will require its contractors involved in drilling operations to use, sub sea blowout preventers (BOPs) equipped with no fewer than two blind shear rams and a casing shear ram on all drilling rigs under contract to BPXP for deepwater service operating in dynamic position mode. With respect to moored drilling rigs under contract to BPXP for deepwater drilling service using sub sea BOPs, the sub sea BOP will be equipped with two shear rams, which will include at least one blind shear ram and either an additional blind shear ram or a casing shear ram.

      Each time a sub sea BOP from a moored or dynamically-positioned drilling rig is brought to the surface and testing and maintenance on the BOP are conducted, BPXP will require that a third party verify that the testing and maintenance of the BOP were performed in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and industry recommended practice (API RP 53).

      BPXP will require that laboratory testing of cement slurries for primary cementing of casing and exposed hydrocarbon-bearing zones relating to drilling operations of deepwater wells be conducted or witnessed by a BPXP engineer competent to evaluate such laboratory testing, or a competent third party independent of the cement provider. BPXP will provide laboratory results to the applicable BOEMRE field office within a reasonable period of time.

      BPXP's Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP) will include information about enhanced measures for responding to a spill in open water; near-shore response and shoreline spill response based on lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

      "BP is adopting these voluntary actions as part of its commitment to safe and reliable operations, and to help rebuild trust in the company following last year's accident and oil spill," said James Dupree, BP regional president, Gulf of Mexico.

      "BP is the largest lease holder in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and we intend to be a significant business presence here for a long time to come. We look forward to implementing these best practices and sharing what we've learned."

      In addition to these four voluntary performance standards, BP has also implemented several actions that demonstrate commitment to excellence within its operations.

      These include:

      Establishing a real-time drilling operations center in Houston.

      Assessing and increasing well control competencies.

      Collaboration with groups like Clean Gulf Associates and Marine Spill Response Corporation to augment and enhance industry response technology and capabilities.

      Support of the Marine Well Containment Company with containment knowledge, equipment and staff.

      Sharing the company's experience in simultaneous operations, which incorporated the unprecedented use of remotely operated vehicles and close quarters management of marine response vessels and activities.

      Collaboration with BOEMRE, the Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee, the Center for Offshore Safety and others in a joint technology program focusing on BOP systems.

      BP is focused on implementing these new voluntary standards in the Gulf of Mexico and expects to share information on these standards with regulators and operators in other countries as part of its ongoing sharing of lessons learned.


      Mr. Broomwich, the position you occupy with BOMERE is a hot one for sure. Should you NOT use oil and gas common sense and reason concerning the BP blow out you might fall into a deep personal and political abyss not able to climb back out. But the man that can come to your defense is President Obama. What has come into focus about the things gone amiss that is being promoted by BP trial lawyers in New Orleans Court with Judge Barbier presiding is that President Obama is being blamed for many things gone wrong and one was the excessive use of corex. And I for one

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Dwight an update from Reuters on the Montana leak - be interested on your take.

      -Exxon Mobil prepares to replace ruptured pipeline

      * Preliminary works starts on pipe that leaked into river

      * Company says to meet federal corrective requirements

      * Four animals treated for oil exposure so far

      July 13 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil said it had begun preliminary work to replace the pipeline that ruptured and spilled 1,000 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana two weeks ago.

      Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said it was seeking to meet federal requirements on corrective action around the pipeline before resuming operations.

      The preliminary work includes talks on permitting requirements, rights of ways, drilling equipment, contracting and pipeline fabrication and transportation, the company said.

      Federal officials say shoreline contamination from the July 1 rupture has been observed over an area stretching at least 240 miles (386 km) downstream from the site of the burst pipeline.

      Montana's governor has criticized Exxon and accused the company of underestimating the amount of oil released into the river.

      High water in the Yellowstone has hindered government and Exxon efforts to determine the cause of the failure of the 12-inch pipeline, which was buried in the riverbed.

      Exxon said that so far it has treated four animals for exposure to oil: a garter snake and a western toad, which have been released, and a Woodhouse's toad and a warbler.

      Several oiled bird have been observed, and the company was trying to decide whether they required capture and cleaning.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Dwight I hear you loud and clear. What I also saw was Exxon stopped and restarted it back the water fell and then the leak came. It was about 1000 barrels and stopped after 6 hours. I think back to BP in Alaska and BP in the Gulf and of course the Houston refinery deaths. Just thought the Governors reactions was clearly political is all. Bottom line is we try to minimize all leaks but I just can't help thinking that the BP Gulf mess seems to be conveniently forgotten by the administration, politicians and many of the people.

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      Dwight Baker  6 years ago

      Some operators saw their pipelines in danger and raised them before the flood. I think that was in the article.

      Thus Exxon Mobil should have had some one on the ground that advised they do the same thing.

      But on that NOTE maybe they did.

      Fault can come from many directions. And knowing but doing nothing is cunning guile.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Dwight i agree on the vigilance but on this one I think the leak was attended to quickly , admitted and cleaned up ASAP rather than the obscene denial in a massive disaster that was BP's. Reeks of a government trying to get mileage whilst the economies declines further for mine. As always thanks for your update.

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      Dwight Baker  6 years ago

      Montana, Exxon Mobil split over river oil spill


      Associated Press


      BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has decided Exxon Mobil and the state don't make good roommates after nearly a week of working together in close quarters to clean up an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil released into the Yellowstone River.

      State officials have moved out of a joint command post overseeing the response to the spill - a mess that has painted a fresh target for scorn on one of the world's largest energy companies.

      Security guards working for Exxon Mobil Corp. have closely guarded access to the command post on the second floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings, where the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies also are stationed. Attempts by The Associated Press to talk to government officials there in the first days after the spill were denied.

      MY TAKE

      Dwight Baker

      Gov Schwetizer made the right call in dismissing those under his State Authority away from those guilty. Admitted guilt and guile in committing a crime does not mix with those empowered to enforce the law.

      BP did the same thing in the Gulf Oil Spill. That has proven to be the worst oil spill in USA history. At that time BP was doing the same things that Exxon Mobil has tried to do in Montana.

      Hats off to Gov Schweitzer may our other States Governors do the same thing.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight thanks for the thought - Exxon tend to be notoriously conservative so I was thinking along those lines too.

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      Dwight Baker  7 years ago

      I think that they have unstated how much oil they have found. I think the find is more towards one billion BBLS.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight you provide us with some great feedback and knowledge thank you for the capping stack depth updates.

      I was wondering what your take is on the new Exxon oil finds in the GoM?

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      Dwight Baker  7 years ago

      MWCC Increases Water Depths for Capping Stack

      MY TAKE

      By Dwight Baker

      June 15, 2011

      Discovery for the significance

      Of the MWCC blowout control device

      Capping Stack

      Stated Purpose


      The stated purposes for the use of the MWCC stacking attack is to collect oil and gas coming from the top of the BOP section when all drill piping above the BOP section has been blown off or has been bent over then cut off as in the case of the Deep Horizon as it sunk and come to rest on the bottom of the sea floor.

      Purpose in question


      The greater good for the welfare of the GOM is to plug the well right away instead of trying to collect oil and gas.

      Likelihood of more exact repeats

      Of the Deep Horizon blowout burn and sink event


      Odds are slim that the exact same kind of event will repeat. Therefore for the MWCC to present their stacking cap as the fix is an act of fraud. And for BOMERE to rest their case and be satisfied with such statements made by the MWCC is to me a gross disservice to their job at hand to protect our federal waters.

      Sinking the Deep Horizon was the wrong thing to do


      Blow out fire fighters from Canada have said that sinking the Deep Horizon with the amount of water sprayed on the burning rig was the wrong thing to do. In doing so that took away the normal use of blowing out the fire with explosive then capping over above the water to control the flow of oil and gas.

      No other blowout applications for use are present in the MWCC

      Capping Stack


      The singularity of purpose in the Capping Stack is simply not good enough for deep drilling in our GOM, or in any other regions in which the world energy producers seeks out oil and gas in the earth waters.

      Deep Drilling in our earth waters are the most severe environmental issues and needs we must bring about resolve at this time. And they must be solved, with treaties, agreements and accords made between nations to protect our communed waters using blow out control commodity items that have been pre-approved as fail safe in all blow out crisis events. And once again the Capping Stack presented to be the resolve by MWCC is not that fix.

      The environmental severity of the problems that affect all is the plumes of oil and dispersants present in the GOM that will in time migrate to other waters to bring about death and decay wherever they end up. Out of sight is not out of mind.

      Other relevant articles some with pictures check out

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight in light of your post I thought you would enjoy this link - a forum worth checking out.

      Who is Invited to the 2011 Bilderberg Conference

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      Dwight Baker  7 years ago

      Obama strikes a gusher of truth

      Saturday, June 11, 2011, 10:00 AM

      By Michael J. Wilson

      MY TAKE

      By Dwight Baker

      June 12, 2011

      Mr. Wilson had a good look back, but what can be added is that history holds much more. To start where we are today does not take long going back in history just follow along.

      GDP size

      1. British Empire - $918.7 billion (in 1938)[3]

      2. Nazi German Empire - $375.6 billion (in 1938)[3]

      3. Japanese Empire - $260.7 billion (in 1938)[3]

      4. Russian Empire - $257.7 billion (in 1913)[9]

      5. Qing Empire, China - $241.3 billion (GDP decline to 1912, immediately before its downfall)[9]

      6. French Empire - $234.1 billion (in 1938)[3]

      7. Italian Empire - $143.4 billion (in 1938)[3]

      8. British India - $134.9 billion (in 1870)[9]

      9. Afsharid Empire, Persia - $119.85 billion (in 1740)[9]

      10. Austro-Hungarian Empire - $100.5 billion (in 1913)[46]

      11. Mughal Empire, India - $90.8 billion (GDP decline in 1700)[9]

      12. Dutch Empire - $60 billion (in 1900)

      13. Ottoman Empire - $26.4 billion (in 1913)[47]

      14. Portuguese Empire - $12.6 billion (in 1913)[46]


      We the People in our Rich and Abundant America are part of the ruling empire of the world order of things today, yet we are not listed. WHY NOT? For things changed for us. We are called a Democracy but are we? We have a Constitution that for most appears to be bullet proof, BUT IS IT?

      So where did the idea Empire go too? It went underground, not to be mentioned again for it had a bad ring to it.

      Between 1880 and 1920 two families decided to take over our country and did so. Rothschild and Rockefeller, yes the oil barons of old and the largest titans ruling the world of oil and gas today. Rothschild reported wealth today held in gold is $60 trillion and Rockefeller reports less but I suppose about the same when combining all their assets.

      So where do we fit into the scheme of things in our Democracy? We do not and never did, the con was to make us servile subjects think we had a handle on our government and all the time we did not. Up until now we have been enriching them in all ways and now I fear our time for demise is here. Too many loose ends, too many lawyers representing them in courts I would guess that judges are paid off to rule in their favors. But does it stop there? , Who could ever rule out the overt crime ridden beltway of DC?

      For those that have an appreciation of and a view of what Jesus said to be true, His words ring out more clearly today than ever before, ‘The love of money is the root of all evil’.

      Now set back and think about how deep the love of money goes when the Need for Hording up Greed consumes?

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight you make a very sad and accurate reflection of the way people think - a very sad indictment on how nothing has really changed in so many ways.

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      Dwight Baker  7 years ago

      Oil industry outlines cleanup strategy for Arctic spill

      NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE - The Globe and Mail June 10, 2011

      MY TAKE

      BY Dwight Baker

      June 10, 2011

      If you thought dumb and dumber was a movie read on. What makes matters worse the capping attack was the creation of Marine Well Containment Company MWCC led by Exxon Mobil. It was the result of a dog and pony show put on for Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The capping attack is a fake creation yet Bromwich the new lawyer director has failed to see through it. What will Canada say and do?

      I suppose leave it up to two Rockefeller organizations to leave our earth in dire circumstances intentionally.

      Now, how do I know? I have a patent pending on a new blow out device called Total Fail Safe blowout Container. At the flip of a switch on a remote ship or platform all closes in. No leaks of oil or gas. No deadly dispersants needs to be used. Exxon Mobil knows of it and so does Chevron I have offered it to them for sale, yet they danced for a bit as if interested until they got clearance to go back to work in the GOM using the capping stacking attack that is pure crap and non oil and gas common sense and engineering reason.

      The article

      As the oil and gas industry works to convince Canada’s energy regulator that it can safely drill in the Arctic’s deep waters, it is proposing some creative – and controversial – methods to clean up spills in sea ice: using fires set from helicopters to burn oil and even the propeller blades of icebreakers to disperse it.

      Filings submitted to the National Energy Board by Chevron Corp. and Imperial Oil Ltd. provide a glimpse into how companies would respond to a massive leak like the BP Deepwater Horizon fiasco in a northern setting. They outline the use of numerous techniques, including “herding agents” designed to chemically coalesce oil slicks, as well as huge aircraft to spray dispersants and crews to burn oil.

      The documents form part of the NEB’s Arctic Offshore Drilling Review, which is working to set new rules for the exploration of oil and gas in Canada’s Far North. For the oil industry, the Arctic offers an alluring new frontier, a place with the potential for major new finds. For the country, however, drilling in such a sensitive and iconic region has stirred up concern, particularly in the wake of the BP spill. And for critics, the industry’s bold cleanup plans give little cause for reassurance.

      As they pursue wells in Beaufort Sea waters as deep as those of the Gulf of Mexico where the BP accident occurred, major energy companies have told the NEB that, in some ways, an Arctic spill could actually be easier to clean than an accident elsewhere. In its submission to the NEB’s review, for example, Chevron says “unique aspects of the Arctic environment … can work to the responders’ advantage.”

      Ice, for example, can work as a natural oil boom, corralling spilled crude, while long daylight hours during summer months can extend work days. The Chevron document also suggests Arctic conditions “can enhance spill response” by creating a cold environment where oil evaporates at a slower rate – making it easier to set it on fire – and by covering water in ice, which calms waves and makes cleanup easier.

      Freezing ice can also lock oil inside its layers; crews could then track crude-impregnated ice floes over winter and, in spring, burn the oil from surface melt-water pools. Spilled oil can be set alight by heli-torches, the industry suggests. Even icebreaker propeller blades “could provide sufficient energy to create lasting dispersion of any exposed oil, even in close pack ice,” Chevron states.

      The arguments are designed in part to bolster industry arguments that its response ability is good enough that it should no longer need to drill an emergency relief well in the same season – an existing requirement designed to stop an out-of-control well, but one that makes some Arctic exploration impossible.

      But critics doubt the effectiveness of some techniques, and say the uniquely fragile life in the Arctic will magnify the impact of any accident. They also point to statements from the U.S. presidential commission on the Deepwater Horizon spill, which concluded that there are “serious concerns” about oil spill response capacities in the Arctic, an area whose remoteness and hostile environment pose “special challenges.”

      “It boggles the mind to think that industry is asserting that they are response-ready for a worst-case oil spill” in the Arctic, said William Amos, the director of the Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Ottawa, who has also participated in the NEB Arctic review. “Those assertions don’t strike me as credible.”

      Spill removal companies have also testified before the Canadian government that many traditional techniques – like laying boom and skimming oil – either don’t work at all, or are substantially less effective in icy waters.

      Imperial also makes projections that seem optimistic relative to the Gulf spill. In an Arctic summer open water spill, for example, it says 20 per cent of oil could be burned and a similar amount chemically dispersed. In the Gulf, the U.S. government calculated that 5 per cent was burned and 16 per cent dispersed.

      The industry, however, argues that its confidence in Arctic spill cleanup capabilities is based on decades of studies that began with exploration in the Canadian Beaufort Sea in the 1970s – and since then in places like Norway. The Canadian government itself has conducted numerous studies, and industry has shown its ability to clean up oil from, for example, ice in the St. Lawrence Seaway.

      Cleaning up a northern leak will be difficult – a fact Chevron acknowledges as well – “but it’s not doom and gloom,” said Ed Owens, an oil spill specialist who has consulted with Imperial on its Arctic plans. “The impression that people get is of a fragile Arctic, where the threat is going to be devastation. That’s not in my view very realistic.”

      In fact, he said, there are ways in which it’s better to have a northern spill. For example, the productive season is so short that birds are only in the area for a short time, compared with the southern United States. Additionally, the Beaufort Sea has natural oil seeps, just like the Gulf of Mexico, and as a result is equipped with the microbes that naturally consume oil just like the Gulf – although they work less efficiently in colder temperatures.

      Companies also say they will be able to avoid a catastrophic BP-style spill. Chevron, for example, has detailed plans to pre-engineer a capping device that could be fitted on a blown-out well. It also intends to design a system that would inject dispersants directly into the top of a well, where it believes those dispersants would be most effective.

      As a result, the company believes even a BP-style blowout would last just 10 to 14 days. That means, Chevron argues, that it will require far less spill response infrastructure because, for example, the amount of dispersant needed for a two-week spill is less than for a 90-day one.

      “Once you reduce the amount of spill through the capping system, everything becomes simpler,” said Bill Scott, manager of Chevron’s Arctic Centre in Calgary. “A lot of the issues that people raise – like how many boats do you need – are all driven by responding to large continuous spills. And that’s where we need to move away from utilizing technology.”

      Yet some find it difficult to accept the notion that industry expertise should be trusted, especially after the Gulf catastrophe. Doug Matthews, a northern energy consultant who has analyzed historical Arctic spill research, says industry response techniques have never been properly tested in the North.

      “It sounds all very good,” he said. “But does it work in the dark? At minus 30? With the wind blowing? Two hundred kilometres offshore? Or just in a test facility in Norway?”

      And industry itself is split on how to respond to a northern spill. Imperial Oil Ltd., for example, suggests using a C-130 Hercules aircraft to spray dispersant. Such a method co

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      Dwight Baker  7 years ago

      Ensco Wins Round in Federal Court

      By Trey Cowan Rigzone Staff Wednesday, May 11, 2011

      MY TAKE

      By Dwight Baker

      June 8, 2011


      Tuesday's 16-page ruling denies the government's cross-motions related to Count IV and finds that "the government has presented no credible assurances that the permitting process will return to a one marked by predictability and certainty."

      At the heart of this case, the Court is not telling the government what decisions to make regarding permitting, just that the government has stalled too long and must make its decision known whether it will grant or it will deny the permits in question.

      MY TAKE

      With hard evidence of knowns or truths ---- unknowns can become issues to be corrected; yet that is where the rub has begun and may end in a stalemate. While we the governed are still at a high tide of unknown risks. For both Ensco and BOEMRE are in essence playing merry go round with scads of more paperwork having a shoot out in court while paying high priced lawyers to be their gun hands. That may impress you but not me.

      By that ‘shoot out’ what has changed to make drilling in the GOM a more secure place for us to depend on for more of our energy needs to come from?

      Exacting technology to correct the basic flaws of stopping a blow out is here. No more unknowns. Yet to get that off the ground in plants and factories to manufacture sell and distribute has not been done.

      The new Exacting Technology Total Fail Safe blowout Container has been proposed to Exxon Mobil but they appear to be stalled out too busy to even to take a look-see as previously they were prepared to do.

      Now what does that tell me as the inventor with a device that will prove out to be the best of the best for BOEMRE to insist in the permitting process? And what could that mean toward the affecting the bottom line for the producers to put that allure on their stock value using the new Exacting Technology to prove We do it Right the First time.

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      Dwight Baker  7 years ago

      Daniel Ellsberg looks back Pentagon Papers

      MY TAKE

      Dwight Baker

      June 8, 2011

      Dr. Ellsberg was born right educated likewise he thought what he wanted working for the Pentagon was not found ---- as he was exposed to the horrors going on in Vietnam.

      He admits in the interview that he waited far too long. He said of the 2 million Vietnamese killed and 53,000 of our troops maybe he could have brought a halt to the war before he did.

      The other profound statement made by him was “ Many hear, many prove out the critique, many understand but few ever stand up for their conscience as it cries out.”

      Thus I ask.

      What has changed in the way Americans go on living with known lies that take away other humans rights to life and leave many dead at the scene?

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight thank you for your comments. It is nice to know you are centered personally and spiritually. In troubled times these truths are often neglected, particularly bey the selfish. It is this greed and selfishness that feeds the apathetic nature. Hoping it all comes good and perhaps be an ostrich and hope it all goes away.

      Stay strong and bold and being comfortable with God is a personal thing - and that there is the essence right there and so many people just never get that. You have. Peace.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX


      To billyaustindillion

      You say the nicest things and for that I say thank you. Often times most of us think we stand-alone. That is when we must reach down and grab a hold of that next gear and keep on going. Now we may be on the wrong path but sooner or later we will change when the hard waves trying to sink us simply do not work anymore. That is the price we pay for standing up for the right and telling all to run away from the wrong.

      My strategy seems to change often, but at my age I still have the resolve to get up and get going again, even if it does mean a complete re-orientation of how to move forward to victory.

      On a personal note I have had that central core in me for a very long time. I do not try to leave that core for it is on solid bedrock. Yes I have a personal connection with our Great Creative God. And I rely on Him to lead me when the going gets real rough. Real rough meaning surrounded by my personal doubts.

      Doubting at my age is totally useless; it does me no good whatever. And from that solid bedrock core that center of belief that emanates from knowing Him I keep on going. WHY NOT?

      Beats all the other non-manly options.

      So thanks again for those heart-warming words, it has become a treat knowing you and what you stand for. In the end we will win.


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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight you touched an important point and that is sovereignty - in this case sovereignty of the people. If the tyrants are the leaders and fact is hidden away as fiction in apathetic world then the danger is pronounced. It is quite absurd that an environmental disaster of this making has been largely forgotten by the masses - though not by those affected of course. It seems we are just touched by news bytes and how quickly it is forgotten.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Witnesses Say Gulf Drilling Ban Was A Harsh Blow

      By Jennifer A. Dlouhy Houston Chronicle


      But Barbour argued that the government overreacted -- especially given a history of more than 31,000 oil wells drilled in the Gulf without devastating spills.

      Barbour likened the deep-water drilling ban and subsequent safety regulations to outlawing left turns "because they're a little more dangerous."

      U.S. economic needs and the urgency of domestic energy production outweigh the risk, Barbour said.

      MY TAKE

      This is one more publicized case of the unknowing talking as if they know, and the ill educated in oil and gas to talk as if they had a PHD in oil and gas engineering. Yet how many other things not relevant to this have had the same kind of twist?

      This is a good case to see politicians making claims because that is the party line thing to do. Thus we the people as being the supreme arbitrators have been lied too for that have become the fashionable thing to do. What makes matters worse is that our Congress and Senate seem to go along with it, even when the claims made are fact-less and fraud filled. Thus when allowing the likes of Governor Barbour to make these gross miss statements [lies] to become a part of the record clearly proves that we the people as the supposed supreme arbitrators are held in disrespect and derision.

      I have proof that Governor Barbour, and the other Governor’s on the affected Gulf Coast were advised weekly and sometimes more often of the Tame Nature plan to bring a halt to the millions of barrels of oil spoiling the Gulf. And on that note not a one ever responded. The same is true of all political folks up and down that area and many in the Belt Way.

      So what we have in America today is a failure to communicate. The reasons are that the Politicians have the bully pulpit and we do not. Big business buys off the media and we are kept out for the lack of money. And often we will find that the truth is covered up with so many lies that it becomes a challenge to dig to the bottom.

      Therefore to contradict Governor Barbour I say that the BP blowout was worse than 911. We as a people in this great nation have been attacked and no one is standing up and demanding restitution for the crimes done. It has nothing to do with those breaking the rules it is all about crimes, those who offend the civil and sane way that we demand to exist in. Those are the parameters of the rule of common law that needs not to be explained for all know those rules. And when our Congress and Senate allow such defiant conduct to occur they in turn should be held to account.

      For if we as a people walk away from our dying or dead Gulf and all those thousands that have suffered at the hands and out of sync minds who allowed this act of terrorism to go on, then we have turned our back on being sovereign, and when a people allows such things they are set up to be taken over by tyrants.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight they have mastered all three from President down most of the powers that be.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX


      How to dodge hard questions? How to push away guilt? How to collect their paychecks that are never later or tied to their performance

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Thanks for keeping us informed Dwight - I agree what is wrong with America and we are seeing it here in plain sight is big government making more ill informed decisions after decision and enabled by an apathetic peoples - amazing how it just rolls on despite disaster after disaster - environmental, financial, political you name it - what do they get right.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Under New Rules, Chevron Ramps Up Activities in US Gulf

      By Dwight Baker

      June 3, 2011


      It began approving permits in February, when two oil deep-water oil spill containment systems were deemed operationally ready by the authorities.

      MY TAKE

      Who is satisfied with the federal employees who are the authorities? If we remember back ---- they were a part of the group that allowed 92 days to expire while BP played around letting the Macondo well spill out oil and gas in our Gulf now it is dying or dead.

      Next vital question is, ‘What have they authorities approved? I saw the dog and pony show put on by one source that was nothing but eyewash. Even one not knowing a thing about oil and gas could readily see what had been proposed would only work in the same set of circumstances as the Macondo well had been left in. And the likely hood of that happening again was slim to none.

      So have we the people been hung out to dry one more time by political appointed bureaucrats trying to do a job they are not prepared to do?

      I condemn this practice and will defend my thesis that all the federal bureaucrats have done is create a bigger maze of paperwork to be filled out.

      Thus who is to gain? The oil companies are set out to lose, we the people with another blowout we lose. So what is the upside? The bureaucrats have authored more paper work ---- what a loss.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Holistic View to Rig Design, Construction Needed to Minimize Software Risk

      MY TAKE

      By Dwight Baker

      May 31, 2011

      Excerpt from article

      "Unless these systems integrated, you won't get the benefits of the software programs."

      The brain trust in drilling resides in men in three places, on tower drillers mind and hands, rig floor men mind and hands, and those men in charge of mud returning to mud pits

      Simply put no software or computer hardware can replicate or improve on any of those three. No off rig floor out of sight men and women with computer aided software and hardware can foresee or forestall blowouts.

      Once those three brain trusts working together in harmony have been elevated as the ultimate control over all other systems--- then all other computer-controlled systems must be designed and installed to provide just in time needed data and or answers to the three brain trusts.

      Thus those put to the tasks to provide the needed soft ware to do such must have hands on mind in the game drilling rig experience. Language is not sufficient to tell or communicate the senses used by men working in those brain trusts.

      Therefore I suspect that a void does exist in the drilling rig building business that must be addressed and as I suggested using the three brain trusts to set all standards.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight one would love to say we are seeing justice prevail - the reality is it will huge manoeuvrings by lawyers - highly paid and the legal bills will break records and those genuinely suffered will see no redemption. Reminds me of the Lehman bankruptcy case which I wrote a hub about.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Former BP chief Tony Hayward called to give evidence in Gulf of Mexico oil spill court case

      Lawyers for the US government have not named anyone at board level from BP as a potential witness, focusing instead on those who witnessed the accident and directly oversaw safety procedures.

      Mr Hayward, who left his job at BP following the accident, now works as a non-executive for Glencore and a BP representative on the board of its Russia venture TNK-BP.

      During the much-anticipated litigation, BP will argue that it is not guilty of any negligence, while Transocean is expected to plead that its liability cannot exceed the $26m value of its vessel.

      BP has managed to avoid a bulk of litigation by having agreed to set up the $20bn fund to fast-track compensation.

      Despite the fact that so many claims have been settled, BP still faces an enormous legal battle in America, under "multi-district legislation", with thousands of residents unhappy that their claims have been rejected by Mr Feinberg.

      BP declined to comment on legal matters.

      MY TAKE

      by Dwight Baker

      May 30, 2011

      Two bit ambulance chasing tort lawyers to have their day in court? So how much money did these tort lawyers get paid UP FRONT to get this giant case to court? Then what do you suppose to be the outcome?

      The agenda of this court is to get off the docket books all these claims. It is neither to serve the injured nor to act as a pedestal for justice, it is a tool some call a CLEANER.

      So what could be the cure for all those folks who have needs and are injured but have not found a way out of their multiple problems?

      The US States Justice Department must lay hold of the law of our land and bring all back to testify. Thus setting in stone the record to be used by good tort lawyers that put together huge class action cases. All else is doomed to fail for at this time --- all is mostly suspect.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight just imagine where the US economy would be sans the blow out - less drain on the debt load, more oil flow - throw in the security benefit and lower gas and crude prices. No o mention the destruction of so many peoples lives and businesses. Then of course the massive environmental damage. Yet somewhere it has left the mass peoples psyche - you have hit it perfectly.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight thanks for that on the plumes

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      BP stood still and laid down while the Macondo well blew out oil and gas for 92 days after the FIX was presented to ALL

      BY Dwight Baker

      May 27, 2011

      Salazar, Hayes, Bromwich Testify on Safe, Responsible Domestic Oil and Gas Production


      Some in our Federal Government remain mystified what can they do to stop this event from happening again. The juggling act of passing more rules regulations more paper work to be filled out more inspections by novices from top down, what can they do to harness an industry totally out of control.

      Now is the oil and gas sub sea industry out of control, I for one think so. Since the BP blowout few in the industry has come forward to lend them a helping hand. Now what does that have to say about the camaraderie in the industry---are they all at odds with one another in that seeing BP going down the tubes ----- was a good thing for them.

      If so what would that say about their true nature of being an American Citizen? For those many with resources and people that stood by and did nothing to aid. And if that could be proved could they be indicted for treason?

      Then going on what about the war on Terror? The attack on 911 did not compare to the damage done to our homeland and people as has and continues to do in the BP blowout. Has our Homeland security folks been investigating those events to bring charges against the many that stood still? Not only that but how many of our Federal employees run from the terror of what was going on, like sissy cowards on a school yard. Remember the term often used to describe our government officials investigating the blowout ----FLY OVER. They knew well in advance that on the ground and in our Gulf was leaching and heaving out death for any one that comes in contact.

      So what is the fix to prevent this outrage of suffering that has been caused by the will and hands of those in charge of Billions of dollars to try and find then produce oil from our Gulf.

      First off new technology must demanded then be approved once done provided by heavy industry before more risks are taken by deep drilling in our Gulf.

      Next ---- in the event this type of treasonous event ever happens again those in charge must be detained charged held behind bars while civilian aid is sought for by our Federal Government to bring a blowout to a halt. All other types of remedies will not work.

      The oil and gas industry in TOTAL are all at war with one another ‘we might as well face up too those harsh facts and live with that glooming epidemic’ that the need for hoarded greed has overcome common sense and reason.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight it is astounding how the Deepwater has been forgotten by the masses. I get different feedback on the plumes, on the ir magnitude and also on how much of the oil has been naturally dispersed. What we do know is we have been fed a bunch of lies on this whole disaster by BP and the government in particular.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight well said about the powers of Google and their surveillance - a look at how they want awry in China is a good overview of the mindset. Couple that with the lawsuit against privacy invasion for Google Earth.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      A snap shot looking back at the BP disastrous handling of the blowout.

      MY TAKE

      By Dwight Baker

      May 25, 2011

      Some grimace while smirking that the oil gas and dispersants floated away and most that do --- work for the oil and gas industry ---- so what do they have to say about that today? Not much. They have their minds in the clouds or somewhere besides planet earth; I suppose most of them really believe --- leave it alone and all that oil gas and dispersants will float away.

      Every since the blowout occurred many of us veterans in oil and gas related to BP and our Federal Administration how to stop the blowout. Yet for 92 days after all of any importance received my Tame Nature plan they let the oil and gas flow out. Then after 92 days they finally used my plan—now who is guilty and should they be blamed and shamed?

      And to this very day most of the Big Giants in oil and gas have their heads in the sand and their hands reaching out for more money from US. Why would that go on? Clearly they all feel as if we owe them. And many in our Congress and Senate do not see the great needs that will not go away unless positive measures are taken today with a sure cure for other blowouts and then a clean up remedy that will take years and the cost to do could cost trillions. Thus if we let BP off the hook then who is going to pay to clean up our Gulf? Sad and sobering words.

      Now our Gulf of Mexico sets with oil and gas held tightly by dispersants in plumes some as big as 3 miles wide 10 miles long and 24 feet thick in 4500 foot of water. And no one but a few of us that have a bit of common sense and reason care about.

      Therefore those that read this then take a look at the evidence will you ask yourself do you have a voice and vote to bring about some change?

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Kingdom Building not for me!

      By Dwight Baker

      May 24, 2011

      Many in this new Internet game [blogging] are getting a few folks attention then maybe some fame and fortune but most are not very happy when set with the idea of joining forces for a major fontal attack, blasting out the same set of words so that the Google police [servers] would tell all ---- way upstream what is really going on.

      That is by far the cheapest advertising any can get for free.

      For instance: I have been shut down before in the Goggle servers, what I was sending out to thousands per day with the same set of words caught their attention and then a shut off or shut down of what I was doing stopped.

      Saying when 2 to 5 thousand get on board to produce change that is needed ---- what needs to happen each day is that all get the same set of 100

      E-mail addresses to send out the same message sent to them each day. And to do that is OK there are many news sources that welcome input like many other larger Internet news sources, colleges, universities and more.

      The Key to getting the servers attention is that the same set of words in tandem appears over and over again.

      For instance my product name the Dolphin Fin is a bit unusual and that would draw out the big boys attention. Yet there are many other sets of words that would do the same thing.

      Now for a bit of math multiply 2,000 times 100.

      Doing that daily with consistent messages all appealing to the same bunch, will see a change quicker than any other thing.

      For instance BP time to clean up our Gulf, that would be the heading and the name of the e-mail sent along the words following would be each persons own. Then the next day after another heading name arrived ----- and so it would go.

      Easy for others to do they could be sent three 35 e-mail address’s to use---- after they wrote their words put in the e-mail address’s then hit send three times and that would be the total of their in house work.

      Now what is better doing that or standing in front of the White House, or forming some group that cost $15 to $30 thousand per month to operate?

      I think all would agree that the best way is getting the Google police [servers] to do our work of broadcasting.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight I think when another get on to make it 'popular' than something can be done in these so easily convinced times of the Sheeple.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Billy a few do get it. We the few must lead them out of their doldrums.

      A tea party supporter told me today that finally we agreed --- do you get that?

      Two others that have a few that listen to common sense and reason told me right on keep it up.

      One warned that words like that might get me in muddy water.

      One other just advised take them off the list.

      Little by little has always been the source of the greatest movements in mankind.

      So YES it is a very big job but sooner or later about 2 to 5 thousand are going to get on board and that will be all that is needed to see serious changes come along.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight you make some excellent points - unfortunately the apathy and lack of inclination to do anything but leach of those that do and just blame everything on someone else has enabled this. It seems if there isn't an iPad app for a cure they don't care!

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Gripe and complain what are you going to get?

      Another empty political suit that is an inane appeaser!

      By Dwight Baker

      May 24, 2011

      To carve an elephant you take a block of wood and cut all away that does not look like an elephant.

      To save our Gulf of Mexico you take a bite out of our political spin masters called inane appeasers and spit out all that is crap, then expose all that was spit out as trash.

      Now go back to carving the elephant. If you do not have knives chisels and a few more tools carving that elephant is going to be almost impossible. And if you do not have an eye for what that elephant is to look like then you are lost before getting started.

      The same is true about saving our Gulf. You must know the facts that you have studied out and be dead set with a mind of flint to take on any one who doubts your statements as facts. Thus debate with anyone and come out on top.

      And toward that end all must go and be steadfast to finish that course in a reasonable time.

      Simply too much is at risk and seems that the political and profitable propaganda machines run 24/7 and most Americans are sitting around wondering what else could go wrong


      Instead of figuring out how much else can go wrong ---- step up and out as a leader and declare how each one can help with a strong voice and a vote for those in charge to hear us declare -----get to re-arraigning how political things are done and get to fixing our Gulf now.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Daunting Risks often Dismissed

      By Dwight Baker

      May 24, 2011

      Categorically risks are pursued in business as usual. Then when a break in the system occurs we often hear OH WELL. Or what is worse “we will appoint an investigation panel, to find out what went wrong”

      The political elite has mastered the arts and sciences of not needing any personal skill sets. So they stumble along in a stupor not knowing much more than how to read a speech smile and shake hands. I think they are educated and prepared to be appeasers, coming in when all hell breaks loose and telling all it will be OK.

      Now to those who think rationally sanely using common sense and reason as a guide none of those appeasers methods will ever work out. The best way to avoid high risks ventures is to not allow them to proceed.


      Now think back to the BP blowout. For 92 days the appeasers said words that had no element of common sense and reason. The mumbo jumbo heard from our political elite was just as bad. Did that blown out well cause any involved to get a bad black eye? I don’t think so!

      The propaganda mills run 24/7 to move folk’s minds to another heart breaking tragedy. If not catastrophe then pomp and pageantry an upsurge of a global magnitude to draw people away from ---one of the hard questions in life --- how are we to survive?

      That is where we are today. How are we to survive? Our rich Gulf of Mexico lays buried in oil and dispersants that are poisoning all. No signs from our political elite that any have skill sets to take the offenders to task. So I purpose that those elected to protect and serve we the People and spend our money wisely with prudence I fear most are empty suites. They play the part they look like they should ----- but in between their ears I think is empty space.

      One said ‘ the American people are full of apathy; they seem to be following the lead of the political elite putting our dying or dead Gulf of Mexico on the back burner.

      But has that kind of problem been around since the birth of humanity? I think so! History has evidence that many people have been blindly led into destruction of their lands and people at the will and hands of the political elite that took daunting risks that destroyed all they had.

      So what can be done?

      Bring in those with skill sets to eradicate the problems --- thus prove to the American people that a change must come to their apathetic ways of thinking and living.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight the apathy is appalling in the U.S. No wonder the same things keep happening with government scandals, corporate scandals, bailouts and the chosen few getting tax payers money and the environment getting crushed in this case and seemingly all forgotten.

      Thanks for the update on the dolphin fin I will follow that story with interest.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight I think BP has created some bad will here just like they did in Russia with TNK - what has saved them is the simple fact that they are so crucial to so many British pensions. It is hard to see them changing their culture given their track record.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX


      The Dolphin Fin is a product and process to clean up the oil and dispersant bound tightly together plumes.

      The largest that I have been able to find is in about 4500 ft of water is 24 feet thick 3 miles wide and 10 miles long.

      The Dolphin Fin the product runs submerged under the mother ship. All support items is provided by the mother ship. However a flotilla of ships will be required to keep the mother ship stocked with those items.

      I expect that the price per day to run the entire operation would be about $750,000 to $1 million. There is how I arrived at the price to be in the trillions to clean up our gulf. I think Halliburton is my choice to move the patent too. They know how to collect big bucks from our USA treasury. And that is going to be a big hill to climb.

      Will BP and their partners pay? I doubt it. Should our Federal Government go after BP now and make for certain that any bankruptcy matter would not let them loose from this claim, then in liquidation we might be able to recoup just a minor portion of the money it will cost to clean up our Gulf.

      But what choices do we have or better said what choice does the world’s population have for not cleaning up this mess?

      On another note and this is sad to write --- who cares anymore in America? I do and you do and a few others do too ---- but so what?

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      “BP’s business model is broken, in our view,” Investec analysts Stuart Joyner and Angus McPhail said in a note to investors. From the article below

      BP cuts oil spill burden with $1 billion Mitsui deal

      MY TAKE

      By Dwight Baker

      May 23, 2011

      Could that be on BP tombstone? BP’s business model is broken

      A company that run rough shod over all that stood still and paid lawyers and propagandist instead of paying those who suffered at their hands. A company with a proven historical era of blunders that finally took them and many others down?

      Finally waking up to the reality of the BP self imposed horrific events has left me leaning toward believing that BP is now running a Ponzi scheme. Trying to get more investors in another big deal to cover their losses they have yet to declare.

      The BP blowout crisis has left a festering wound in and on our Nation and people that will not go away. And yet BP business model has been --- to deceive lie and try to cover up their tracks out of this mess. Now how does that sit with you being an exit plan?

      How do the investors turn a blind eye to the terrible situation that BP is in?

      Who wants to leave their money in a sinking ship?

      Many know the financial story better than I. Thus I challenge you to dig into BP business concerns and find their cash flow total assets compared to their truthful liabilities.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Thanks for the update Dwight - the arctic is going to be interesting with Russians intentions there and Putin announcing his presidential run today. The Dolphin fin sounds intriguing.

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX


      Shell is headed to drill in the artic; I am concerned about that also BP looks to have cut a deal with the Russians to drill in their Artic.

      Once the Total Fail Safe blowout Container is sold I have a product and plan that is patent pending to clean up the Gulf with what I call the Dolphin Fin.

      Yes I will keep all advised as how it goes with Exxon Mobil.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Dwight Baker thank you for the update - please keep us informed of your blow out container

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      Safety First

      Total Fail Safe Blow out Container [Secure Sure Stop] for all deep-water blowouts

      By Dwight Baker

      EXXON/MOBIL April 25, 2011

      To Whom It May Concern:

      Reply Letter to Exxon Mobil: This is my reply to your proposed disclosure of information to me relating to the project for the Marine Well Containment System.

      Thank you for your quick reply. I am Patent Pending now, so a good conversation can begin.

      I will attempt to sell my new stand-alone as independent Total Fail Safe blowout Container to Exxon Mobil in a few weeks. It is the Sure Cure to stop the blowouts when all else fails at the flip of a remote switch.

      Over the last thirty years my companies have worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation and its affiliated companies, my work in high pressure valves wellheads and associated high-pressure vessels have stood out as the best money could buy or rent in high pressure fracturing applications.

      Those in heavy industry well control have let you down and that has saddened me. They are still selling antiquated products just built bigger when the world of scientific and high-pressure technology has moved along.

      I understand where your industry is ----- having the need to find the SURE CURE for the problems associated with the absolute assurance of controlling blowouts in Sub Sea and on hostile land environments.

      The Total Fail Safe blowout Container has brought about the needed cure to insure oil and gas producers that they can go anywhere and drill in deep water and be safe in doing.

      Therefore this is the time for The Total Fail Safe blowout Container the new oilfield technology regarding blow out preventors to prove to the world that, a realistic fail-safe device has been invented and Exxon Mobil owns it. And that it has passed all the tests in the performance of controlling all blowouts. Proving to all of mankind that never again will there be another catastrophe of failure as we all eye witnessed and experienced in our Gulf of Mexico.

      The Total Fail Safe blow out Container ensures that all deep water drilling or on land will be safe from equipment or manmade disasters in any situation or well condition.

      The Total Fail Safe blow out Container is flawless in concept design using the best commodity items available today and will bring needed confidence back to your industry again. Exxon Mobil needs to own the patent rights prints and all that goes with it ---then empower whomever they will to build it to their specifications. There are heavy industrial complexes all around the earth that could build as needed. No more waiting on one supplier.

      I will aid whomever you will ----- to work up the prints run tests in a computer program and stay as long as is needed --- for a cost paid to me.

      I am available for a meeting with your top-level executive decision makers, those who understand the dynamics of the invention and who can make a decision to move forward or walk away. [Please limit no more than ten] We need to be able to talk through all of this as men with a common purpose.

      Because of that I believe an amiable deal can be made that would alleviate many of your industry problems that has been read seen and heard in the press. With that assurance that my product will satisfy all, I tender the following MOU for your review.

      Best Regards

      Dwight Baker

      All rights reserved by Dwight Baker Creator/Inventor PO Box 7065 Eagle Pass TX 78853 –830-773-1077

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      DwightEBaker 7 years ago from Eagle Pass TX

      BP Big Bosses are hid out

      Better keep BP on a Short Leash

      By Dwight Baker

      May 5, 2011

      Ocean scientists in the Gulf of Mexico have found giant plumes of oil coagulating at up to 1,300 metres 4624 feet below the surface, raising fears that the BP oil spill may be larger than thought – and that it might create huge "dead zones".

      The largest plume found so far was 90 metres about 26 feet thick, three miles wide and 10 miles long.

      Now the giant negative facing BP Big Bosses is who and how much is it going to cost to clean up our Gulf.

      One revenue source that could be used -----

      Estimated daily produciton of oil from the Thunder Horse, Atlantis and Mad Dog platforms is about 400,000 barrels per day. Thus the monthly intake of cash at $110 per barell would be about $1.320 billion per month but out of that would come percentages owed to partners and operaitonal cost. Per year about $16 billion. But BP agreed to pay into the fund for the vicitims $1.25 billion every quarter.

      Don’t let the math get you down---BP has already figured let them go down.

      Now the flumes must come out ---- and that is going to cost trillions. And could take decades and maybe a century to do. So what BP thought they had is all but gone. Now those in higher BP management are just doing their time trying to make one more thin dime.

      John D Rockefeller said ” Best time to buy is when blood is running in the streets” Looks to me that BP will soon be on the chopping blocks. But then who is going to clean up our Gulf? What about our hired hands in Washington DC, will they watch our backs?

      Better Keep BP on a Short Leash

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Stars indeed it is very sad that the Horizon Spill happened and now with Brent over $126 a barrel and WTI over $112 the specter of very expensive oil rises again - lets hope we don't forget safety in the chase of black gold this time.

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      What A Shame That Oil Spill Happened. God Bless You Precious Friend.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Mentalist acer not sure you want you mean by Bush busting down on oil - do you mean Obama? Bush has been gone for a few years. Green needs to be affordable but energy conservation should be plan A IMHO.

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Bush is busting down on oil to accelerate the still expensive green tech....if oil rises too soon people who can't afford high fuel prices can't afford to pay for green tech. either...

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Jon thanks for your comments. The worry now is the fragile state of the economy and the flip back towards being at risk to outside oil interests - this makes us even more vulnerable. Cap and trade is not the answer to alternative energy it is just a way to make money from energy IMHO

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      JON EWALL 8 years ago from usa


      President Barak Obama on day 57 spoke to the nation regarding the situation in the gulf. Sorry to say he has no intentions to lift the oil moratorium .The president made some false statements as to the US's ability to find places to drill on land and water in the US.

      Obama's actions to stop oil drilling in the gulf is irresponsible and will dramatically increase unemployment, loss of revenue for the US treasury, states and local governments.

      The people should be asking Congress where will the money come from to make up for lost oil drilling revenue?

      President Obama took the time to push for Cap and Trade legislation on the floor of congress. In one of Obama's earlier videos, he stated that Cap and Trade will increase energy costs. So why in these troubled times would the President push Cap & Trade legislation if the cost of energy would increase ?

      Wake up Congress, it's time to work on behalf of the citizens instead of big business..

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Jon thanks for keeping us updated. Yes the cost economically is crippling - check the hub I did - Gulf Coast economy doom. Sadly we are seeing changes and lack of changes that will seriously impact America going forward. Lets hope the nation can adjust to all this.

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      JON EWALL 8 years ago from usa


      President Barak Obama visited 3 gulf states today, didn’t say anything new in his press conferences, just another Photo Opt and Hollywood production.Obama’s decision to stop drilling for oil ( the 6 month moratorium ) is impacting the economies of the gulf states and the US treasury tax income.Elected State and Federal Officials requests to President Obama to remove the moratorium ( because of the economical damages to their economies) have been ignored. This president is showing his incompetence , inexperience and inability

      to understand the impact on the US economy, unemployment and the loss of us oil suppliers. Drilling platforms are leaving the gulf area and relocating them to other parts of the world which will require the need for more foreign oil .

      The huge loss of tax income from the oil companies will greatly effect the US Treasury, State and local Governments. It is a wonder why Congress has not

      spoken out against the President’s agenda. The Democrat Congress and Obama want to spend another $50 billion ( borrowed money )to fund teachers, fireman and police unions on top of the billions already spent on the public sector job market.

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Jon thank you for the update. You make many valid points here. Unfortunately the political game here has completely clouded or rational judgement of the herd. This disaster is so deep, environmentally and economically that people may just look beyond the political rhetoric this time. The reality is of course the division of the nation politically enables half of the population to be hood winked. When will the people see through the Bull%$# \?

      If we are going to drill oil do it in the safest locations - which you suggest. If we are going to drill oil in dangerous places than provide all the appropriate protection. If not don't collect taxes and royalties. People it really is that simple is it not?

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      JON EWALL 8 years ago from usa


      The public is not being told the truth.

      My comments to consider as to whose faults are exposed.

      The politicians say '' we must wean ourselves off the need for foreign oil ''. Not to use our own natural resources is criminal and idiotic.

      Obama said today on NBC's TODAY show with

      Matt Lauer '' so i know whose ass to kick ''.

      If you read my previous hub on the governments participation in offshore drilling, let the people start the ass kicking with Obama and members of congress who have not allowed permits to be released. forcing the oil companies to drill in water so deep that safety is not a priority is a huge mistake.

      President Barak Obama’s tough remarks on solving off shore drilling legislation needs to start in Washington first.. The government is not the solution but part of the problems to what has happened with the BP accident and oil spill that has created a disaster on the gulf states.

      The government's permit approvals needs to consider the safety as to where oil companies are allowed to drill.

      BP, prior to the accident was to receive a safety award for their operation performance One must ask a question as to why BP was forced to drill in waters so deep that divers are unable to make repairs if an accident should occur under the water.

      Safety factors ( government regulations ) were disregarded in the location of the drilling rig. The drill was drilling in 5,000 feet of water, far deeper than any diver could go, should there be a problem. The accident happened when safety equipment failed causing the disaster. Congress’s repeated failure to allow permits in shallower waters must assume some blame when blame will be established. Divers could have made the necessary repairs in days if they were drilling at shallower depths.

      Take Note

      1994 Dan Manion sets current record for a deep dive on air at 509 feet (155 m). Manion reports he was almost completely incapacitated by narcosis and has no recollection of time at depth.

      In Alaska oil can be drilled for at depths of 100 to 200 feet if Congress would release the permits. Picture the floor of a 2 car garage, drop a quarter on the floor. The size of the quarter is the area in Anwar that can be drilled to provide the oil we need. Obama setting a moratorium to stop oil drilling will cause the loss of 30,000 jobs and cause a gas shortage.Obama and Congress need to reconsider their positions first before any actions are taken. The politicians say '' we must get us off the need for foreign oil '' they lie!

      Our government's stupidity and political issues are equally to blame for the catastrophe

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Thanks for your feedback cvanthul, yes I have read that about the relief wells also. They added depth has made it an incredible challenge. this is true BP and the oil industry have been trying everything and continue to do so, unfortunately the damage is so severe to such an important marine ecosystem. That has happened that though and the clean up needs to be like no other. This is where the politicians must be truly accountable to the people, it is the people who must make them accountable and not allow them to shirk or deflect their responsibilities. I agree with the perfect storm scenario but there was warning in the hours before it blew - a faulty part and than it was over. We will only know in time if those first warnings should have been heeded. I do feel for the Gulf and for all the workers. One accident that shouldn't have happened has affected the 99.99% of workers who abide by safety, affecting the Gulf economy and destroyed so much much wildlife. We need to move on so this won't happen again but realistically of where oil and gas fits in with the economy. Firstly clean up the mess Mr. President you have said you are in control.

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      Cristina Vanthul 8 years ago from Florida

      Good hub, Billy. Thanks for bringing these statistics to us. According to university scientists not associated with the government or BP in any way, there is basically no way to stop the leak except for the relief wells that won't be complete until August at the earliest. Those of us who live along the Gulf coast and have an ounce of a brain pretty much already knew that. It's a huge failure all around but at least BP isn't throwing their hands in the air and saying, "Oh well, there's nothing we can do until the relief wells are drilled." They continue to pour millions into even the slightest chance that some new idea will work to stem or stop the flow of crude until such time that the other wells are complete. I'm not defending BP because obviously there was a huge failure in safety and security policies somewhere. I read some interesting comments from rig workers and others in the industry who basically said this was like a perfect storm of chance happenings that are unlikely to happen again anytime in the near future. Of course, drilling oil is their livelihood so they have a huge stake in Gulf drilling not shutting down for domestic companies. If it does, they lose their jobs. That said, I agree with everyone who says it's just politics as usual. We need people in Washington who are fresh and who actually care about their country and their constituents lives more than they care about the lobbyist. Until we start voting them out and making our voices heard, "our" government will continue to work for their own personal interests and laugh at us voters.

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Wow how irresponsible and ignorant is it to say that given the situation in America with so many states and municipalities broke and the significance of gasoline prices there. I see the game plan - blame the oil companies for all of US ills. Just disgraceful.

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      outdoorsguy 8 years ago from Tenn

      I totally agree with you. and the price will go up, The President and many members of his staff have commented they wouldn't mind seeing 7 dollar a gallon and up prices.

      Im like you though I dont see an Intelligent, common sense policy being put in place. at least not in my life time.

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Outdoorsguys while 11 dollars may be scare mongering there will be real pressure on gas prices if there supply dries up. I'll put it this way Crude WTI is trading around $74 after bouncing from $67 a few days ago. This is in the backdrop of a global financial crisis and collapsed Euro. If the economy picks up or we get some hyperinflation then pump rices have only one way to go - up, and up hard. What we need is firm and realistic policy - trouble is that won't happen will it. This could be a disaster on so many levels - the first has just happened - thanks for your comments.

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      outdoorsguy 8 years ago from Tenn

      Disaster yes... but another one is looming.. I heard last night, that if the ban on drilling continues for real long.. look for 8 to 11 dollars a gallon gas by the end of the year.

      and if that happens look for astronomically high power bills. food shortages and high food prices, etc..

      dont know how accurate that may be, but its starting to be talked about.

      lets be sensible here. it was a disaster. but the ugly truth is.. if you want to live in a house,wear clothes, eat and live in a society more advanced than a mule drawn plow. we need that oil, we need wells and we need them till we come up with something else.

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Yellowstar maybe boycott the Federal Government for their effort too. Actually I have never seen a BP station in Texas. I couldn't imagine them doing too well here now. I don't recall Amoco either but maybe.

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      Candice Collins 8 years ago from WestCoast Florida

      awesome hub! Let's Boycott BP stations until the spill is cleaned up!...FOREVER. BP brands to boycott include Castrol, Arco, Aral, am/pm, Amoco, Wild Bean Cafe,Costco, and Safeway. via;

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Mickey time to ration away - even better you have that bike to get by on - thanks for commenting.

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      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      Yo Billy- put me down for what 50 Caliber said! Thanks Dude!

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Earnest yes the cleanup will be huge and no doubt it will be passed on in some form - a new environmental tax most likely. Lets hope this leak is stopped on the latest try here. Thanks for your feedback.

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Well we are still waiting for the oil to stop flowing and the enormous clean up that will follow.

      Why do I have this nagging feeling that the clean up cost is going to show up on my fuel bill? Fantastic informative hub!

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      lctodd1947 thanks for comments - no doubt they will blame on GW - you know that! It is still dragging on BP is trying new blocking techniques in the next few days and have said they are not confident but that may be a way f dashing hopes. One would think it is close to being repaired.

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      lctodd1947 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for such an informative hub about the Oil spill. It seems you are keeping up with how this is flowing and sharing it with us is great. I wonder if they will try and blame this on Mr. Bush!!! HA!

      Good work.

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Thanks Prasetio for your comments.

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Wayne a very good point you have raised, government preparedness - why indeed with the number of rigs, previous spills, political mileage. I guess it shows you there is no substance behind all the government noise about protecting the citizens and the country. Does that mean we govern on the basis of hoping nothing happens? Kind of like FEMA at Katrina? Yo uare right BP will become the resident experts out of all this.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information from you. I learn much from this hub. Good work my friend. Thank you very much. Peace:)

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      Wayne Brown 8 years ago from Texas

      You are very correct that notes are being taken, Billy. One thing is certain, regardless of how this thing comes out, there will be massive regulatory functions that emerge making the process of Gulf exploration all the more difficult. Actually, the whole thing ironically plays to the hand of the "environmental geeks" and their desire to rid America of off-shore drilling. One aspect of all this just baffles me. Considering the number of rigs in the Gulf and in other off-shore locations around the USA and considering the government's environmental controls and efforts to control every aspect on the environment, then why would a potential disaster such as this not have been played out over and over in the emergency preparation process? We get into the real thing only to find out that the government has no equipment or expertise in this area. Given that the government is prone to endure itself as the "savior of mankind", I feel they have left a glaring loophole in their effort. Maybe they can just hire BP to clean up the next one since they will have developed some significant capability and knowledge through this process. Good Hub...thanks for writing it! WB

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Thanks for the FYI Cajun Hank I have updated accordingly.

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      cajunhank 8 years ago from in my own mind

      As an FYI it's not "Hero" drilling company, it's Hercules. "HERO" is their ticker symbol

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      50 they may come in handy the way we seem to be heading!

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      50 Caliber 8 years ago from Arizona

      Billy, I still have some gas and food ration stamp books left over from America as it was, they were given to me by my Dad.



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