10:40a ET: Officials warn sinkhole may be affected by pressure changes

Published: October 15th, 2012 at 10:58 am ET
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9:40a update on October 15, 2012 from the Assumption Parish Police Jury:

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Published: October 15th, 2012 at 10:58 am ET
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5 comments to 10:40a ET: Officials warn sinkhole may be affected by pressure changes

  • razzz razzz

    Hydrocarbons are basically gasses which mainly consist of methane. If they are removing gasses from the upper portion of the dome, that will relieve pressure and invite more crude and gasses into the bottom of the dome. Which in turn creates larger fissures and new fissures, a self-fracking.

    They never said where all those sink hole trees and swamp grasses were going to. Falling inside the salt cavern? Or least the strata layers (clay, sand, sediments) are falling inside the salt cavern through a side cave-in with the swamp trees taking their place.

    When they tell us everything going on, it will be easier to understand…as scary as that might be.

    I think they better hurry up before there is no salt dome left to work with.


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  • project722

    Then I expect to never fully understand as you will never get a straight answer from anyone at this point. And what would be the source of these pressure changes? The earth layers falling in on all this gas/oil? Or the pressure coming up from all the connected aquifiers, oil and gas pockets in the deep strata leading to the macondo well and the cracks in the sea floor? Or a little of both perhaps?


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    • razzz razzz

      Maybe the flaring wells release pressure then stopping the flaring allows pressure to build up again. A balancing act between flaring and not flaring. Too much flaring and the sink hole caves in more. Too little flaring and the sink hole area turns into an oil and gas pit.


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  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    Elevated VOC reading was noted at well head Rd. and Hwy 70 on 13 October, 2012 and a canister sample was collected – analysis results pending

    http://www.edsuite.com/proposals/proposals_280/assumption_update_october_15-2012_fi_499.pdf

    new flyovers also available http://www.youtube.com/user/assumptionla


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