Confirmed – BP Gulf Oil Spill BOP is Leaning!

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There has been speculation about the Blow Out Preventer leaning, which is why BP robots have been driving around with “inclometers”.

Today that is confirmed as I have recorded video footage of BP taking “bullseye” readings.

From http://www.leveldevelopments.com/subsea-bullseye-slope-indicator.htm

Subsea Bullseye Level and Slope Indicator
These subsea bullseye level and slope indicators are used to level or measure the angle of subsea structures and equipment. They are designed to be easily readable by ROV’s and subsea cameras, and have been used successfully on subsea projects down to 6000m (20,000ft). Our experience in designing and building circular bullseye type levels and inclinometers has resulted in a range of products whose performance and price cannot be matched. To place an order or for more information, please contact us with your requirements.
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Subsea Bullseye Level and Slope Indicator PDF

This manufacturer has models that can measure tilts from 3 degrees to 15 degrees.

BOTTOM BOP Bullseye indicates the BOP is leaning – 06/10/2010 about 11:30 PM EST

BOTTOM BOP Bullseye indicates the BOP is leaning.

BOTTOM BOP Bullseye indicates the BOP is leaning.

Middle Bullseye indicates BOP is leaning – 06/10/2010 about 11:30 PM Est

Bottom Bullseye indicates BOP is leaning.

Bottom Bullseye indicates BOP is leaning.

Videos of BP taking the bullseye readings at 11:30 PM on 06/10/2010 EST.

 

ROV image of the BOP indicates a tilt of 11 degrees (if sea floor is level)

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It is possible that the BOP MRP Pipe was bent during the rig collpase.

However, BP is constantly monitoring the tilt using an inclinometer to measure how much it is leaning.

The fact the BP used the ROV’s and cleaned off these bullseyes shows that BP is concerned with the lean for one reason or another.

The Bullseyes can measure a tilt from 3 to 15% based off of similar models found online.

That fact that the ball on bottom bullseye is all the way to edge also raises some alarm.

Categories: BP GULF OIL SPILL

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