Blowout in Gulf of Mexico: Wellhead releasing ‘unknown product’ into water off Louisiana coast (MAP)

Published: November 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm ET
By

61 comments


See recent footage of oil surfacing near BP’s Macondo Well

Title: Wellhead Release
Source: NOAA
Date: Nov. 5, 2012

UPDATE HERE: [intlink id=”feds-release-of-unknown-amount-of-an-unknown-substance-due-to-unknown-cause-off-louisiana-coast-helicopter-investigating-incident” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

Wellhead Release
East Bay, LA 2012-Nov-05

At 0640 on 5NOV12, USCG Sector New Orleans contacted NOAA SSC about a report of a wellhead releasing unknown product into the water. The location was described as “Northern East Bay” without precise coordinates. The release began early in the morning, exact time unknown and the rate of discharge is unknown. The release is unsecured and overflight is scheduled. There is limited information at this time and further investigation is required. USCG requested a trajectory to aid with field activities. […]

Cause of incident: Well Blowout

Latitude (approximate): 29° 5.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 15.00′ West

View location of well here

Published: November 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm ET
By

61 comments

Related Posts

  1. Feds: Release of ‘unknown amount’ of ‘unknown substance’ due to ‘unknown cause’ off Louisiana coast — Helicopter investigating incident November 6, 2012
  2. Coast Guard: Oil reported near last week’s well blowout off Louisiana coast November 12, 2012
  3. CNN: Explosion in Gulf of Mexico; Fire erupts after blowout — ABC: “Major environmental threat may be unfolding” (VIDEO) July 24, 2013
  4. New drilling platform above BP’s Deepwater Horizon wellhead in Gulf — Many large oil slicks nearby (VIDEOS) December 5, 2012
  5. Local media theorizes oil dispersed with Corexit is surfacing in Gulf near BP’s wellhead October 12, 2012

61 comments to Blowout in Gulf of Mexico: Wellhead releasing ‘unknown product’ into water off Louisiana coast (MAP)

  • pcjensen

    ouch. did not need that…

  • kalidances

    Sigh…Mother Nature is going to come at us with a vengeance for doing this stuff to her.

  • krugthecaveman krugthecaveman

    Methane is my guess

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Uh..oh..

  • pcjensen

    not finding updates anywhere yet

  • pcjensen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=podw2vUn9zg&feature=youtu.be&a Gary Larrabee reads incident notice from source above, no updates

  • getoutwhileyoustillcan

    we're not going to have a planet to live on, if this keeps up

  • pcjensen

    bastards.

  • amberlight amberlight

    This doesn't look good:

    http://www.haarpstatus.com/status.html

    Is this site totally on the mark? HAARP is definitely an actor in much of what we are seeing, but I'm never sure of the interpretations that are posted on various web sites. If this map is accurate I'd better gather up my family and head for the Dakotas…

  • FREEDOMROX

    BP has fractured the entire sea floor and there is no way to stop the gushers, nor the seepers. MC 252 is not the only wellheads leaking. Over 27,000 wellheads have never been properly sealed! MC 292 is between two Salt Domes and was a drill site by BP. I wrote several articles about all of this, but one I currently wrote has very ominous portents. I may post it here as well, but for now, I'll hold my tongue since I am new to this site.

    • amberlight amberlight

      FreedomRox, please feel free to post your articles (one at a time) or a link to them. The map I linked to above shows a shortwave spike in Louisiana that appeared early this morning. Could this be referencing the wellhead that is now spewing "unknown product?" (Laughing sardonically as I type that. Reminds me of effing Donald Rumsfeld and his "known unknowns, etc.")

      In addition to periodic blowouts, the underwater drilling sites worldwide have a history of constant leaking that the MSM never covers. These leaks have to be causing long term ill effects, but with a toxic menu of oil & gas pollution, nuclear & EMF radiation, agricultural chemicals, medications & fluoride in our drinking water, chemtrails and on and on, it's almost impossible to sort out what is causing the skyrocketing cancers, autism, mental breakdowns and immune system diseases.

      • FREEDOMROX

        TYVM amber. I wouldn't worry too much about a shortwave spike, but longwave is another thing entirely. It is absolute that this oil came from the Macondo.
        The shortwave spike you allude to is most likely from the Gwen network, so watch for weather in the local area take a turn.

    • TearsOjoy

      Wow, like a bomb with a thousand fuses.

    • markww markww

      FREEDOM say what you feel there might be shills or paid People that jump you but TRUTH IS HONOR & COURAGE Welcome to the group
      I am a retired Fire Dept Captain and worked for NASA as a fire protection Specialists and have had Safety Too and still learn. I also worked in Refining fire fighting and know about Oil well systems since I was and a first responder

      Hello and Welcome

      Markww

      • FREEDOMROX

        Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. Mark, I may have some real serious questions for you considering your background, sir.

  • FREEDOMROX

    Massive Explosive Potential in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico.

    http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/original-content-massive-explosive-potential-in-louisana-and?xg_source=activity

    Lots of info, so take it as long as you can. One thing to consider… Oxygen being forced by drilling will seep thru fractures in the surrounding sub-strata and throughout the caverns. Oxygen plus methane equals a truly dangerous situation.

    • FREEDOMROX

      Well, it could explain all of the so-called "Fema Coffins", and relocation camps. Does anyone think that they know just what they are setting up, or just as precautions?

      • Anthony Anthony

        Feels like we are going to find out. There are so many perils and missteps in play here there seems a foregone conclusion is in play. How could things turn out differently?

    • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

      I knew there was something fishy about the radioactive readings at the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Makes perfect sense. Spent fuel rods would easily go down a well casing into the salt domes under louisianna,Texas and under the gulf. There is documented proof thet the government has advocated for the use of salt domes as a good place to store radioactive waste. They currently use the New Mexico salt domes to do exactly that so whats to keep them from doing it in these salt domes. Today's photos of the sinkhole shows that this monster is out of control. I suggest that if you have relatives or live in Southern Louisianna that you get the hell out of there. Even it it doesn't blow to kingdom come it's definately highly contaminated beyond any possibility of ever getting cleaned up. Make sure you don't jump put of the pan into the fire and by that I mean stay clear of areas close to any nuke plants or reprocessing plants like Hanford washington,rocky flats colorado, and Savannah River site in South Carolina. Also stear clear of Simi Valley Calif(nuclear accident site) and Crescent oklahoma (old kerr mcghee plutonium processing plant). I live in Houston and am thinking of selling everything I own and moving to Costa Rica. Its going to get worse – who knows what the outcome of this nighmare will be. Read the link in FREEDOMROX posting!

      • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

        Costa Rica sounds nice 😀

        • TearsOjoy

          Yeah, getting out of Houston sounds nice to. I moved out of there years ago and feel much better, LOL.

          • TearsOjoy

            FREEDOMROX is on to something with this Craton Breakup. Maybe that explains the quake swarms around Birmingham, Alabama and Kentucky/West Virginia border.

            http://anf.ucsd.edu/recenteqs/

            USGS doesn't show a lot of these.

            Another good site,

            http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/seismic/recenteqs/index.html

            • FREEDOMROX

              Thank you for the links. I included them as an alternate source in the article. So much cloak and dagger surrounding all of this, and getting more ominous all the time. I have a friend in Costa Rico… maybe it is time to pay him a visit, since the (S)Elections are done.

          • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

            @TearsOjoy
            "Yeah, getting out of Houston sounds nice to"
            Sure it is 😀 My memory of Texas….tap water smelled like strong chlorine like pool water including on tap coca cola from restaurant… I don't know how you guys can be poisoned and live like that!?

        • pcjensen

          On arrival in Costa Rica you will find everything slows down and rent is super cheap (a whole house for $100/mo is typical, though not like homes in US)… local gringo online newsletter shows higher prices, go straight to the people, find cheap rent easy.

          For sure get out of the gulf, where ever you go, just go.

  • kalidances

    BP oil spill's health effects will be felt for generations, scientist warns

    http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2011/02/bp_oil_spills_health_effects_w.html

    "…The blood tests were performed on people of varying ages, gender and exposure levels. All of the individuals tested displayed some physical symptoms typical of exposure to crude oil or Corexit, Subra said. Immediate symptoms include skin irritation, nausea, headaches and vomiting. Longer-term maladies can include liver and kidney damage, cardiac arrhythmia and chronic respiratory problems. Benzene also is a cancer-causing agent.

    Test results consistently showed elevated levels of chemicals — among them benzene, ethylbenzene and Xylene — that are found in either crude, dispersant or both, she said. Results were similar on oysters and other Gulf seafood.

    Among soil samples taken in four states, 60 percent showed dangerously elevated levels of petroleum hydrocarbons when compared with normal marine sediment screenings, Subra said."

  • arclight arclight

    if the well is still leaking then this article from bellona makes alot of sense.. we need a discussion about big buisness.. or a revolution..
    reposting these 2..

    BP Gulf disaster -Food chain damage likely on the way
    Kristiansen said that the worst of the damage from the oil remains buried in such sub-sand deposits would likely be subsurface ecosystems.

    “The damage that we don’t see could be far worse,” he said. “The subsurface ecosystem damage can damage the genetic make up of and productivity of these ecosystems.”

    He said that the chemicals released by the initial spill accumulate upward in the food chain, and “reach levels above the threshold of what causes genetic damage in marine species, and may further cause cancer in seafood consuming humans.”

    “If anyone is still accepting BPs assertions that this is not an environmental disaster any longer, this is an eye opener,” he added.

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/10/09/breaking-bp-gulf-disaster-food-chain-damage-likely-on-the-way/

    Underwater nuclear bomb tests – causing environmental damage?
    How safe are underwater nuclear tests? November 05, 2012 Khadijah Bawazeer , a friend of mine who is a news-addict suggested that the increasing number of major environmental crises all over the world might be the aftermath of underwater nuclear testing. The argument is plausible

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/11/05/underwater-nuclear-bomb-tests-causing-environmental-damage/#more-32428

  • dosdos dosdos

    A wellhead blows, and immediately the methane disaster crowd jumps on it like it's 100% proof positive. This is exactly what I'm talking about when I cite inductive reasoning. It says "unknown", which means that they haven't analyzed it yet. There is not enough info here to tie it to anything yet.

    • FREEDOMROX

      My article is well researched and is not advocating a doomsday scenario, but with knowledge comes the power to ask intelligent questions and get some equally intelligent answers, of which none have been provided at any of the most recent disasters. Ever get the truth about Macondo? No, we had to drag it out of their publications and emails after the fact, and after Matt Simmons lost his life warning us. It is now confirmed that the prior oil is from Macondo in September. It is not inductive reasoning that if the slicks from 2011 and 2012 are from Macondo, that a slick at Macondo is from Macondo. Do you even have a clue as to how many wellheads exist just on Mississippi Canyons 252 and 296? I do.

    • krugthecaveman krugthecaveman

      Sorry. Just talking on a forum. New here. Place is a little hateful if peeps don't want to "go there eh?" Damn.

      • FREEDOMROX

        No, I don't think so. I am new here as well, and you can find folks that are constantly fighting their 'Official" conditioning on every site on the web. I do not take anything as hateful. Just different strokes for different folks.

      • kalidances

        @krugthecaveman did you read the story about the mother whose kid has so many throat nodules they cannot count them? I will go anywhere you think you want to go if you come here bringing unnecessary nonsense, and not helpful data, to this board.

        If you want to get kicks and giggles by "chatting" on forum about watching kids getting poisoned by BP leaks or them dying from radiation then go for it but don't expect people to have calm thoughts over such things.

        @Dosdos you know the drill-if you don't like what is presented here find links of your own. Methane or no methane BP oil is flammable. Period.

        EPA Oil with Associated Water and Sediment May 15 ‐ July 18, 2010 Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi

        http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/data/waste_data_archive.pdf

        Corexit chemical composition

        http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/dispersants-qanda.html#list

        • krugthecaveman krugthecaveman

          Kalidances you are an idiot. I can chat and get my "kicks" here if I choose! I can also become educated about my world through news sources like this. Kiss my ass.

          • kalidances

            One day if you have children you will apologize. One day you are going to have to bury a loved one because you were on here fucking around instead of making sure your family was safe.

            You are going to watch someone you love die.

            Count on it bitch.

      • Anthony Anthony

        Learn and share, you'll fit in fine!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Scientists and their employers need to reverse direction and quit wrecking the planet.

  • jackassrig

    Matt Simmons claimed if I remember correctly, that BP had accidently drilled into a hot volcano.

  • FREEDOMROX

    It was an offshoot magma chamber. If he is correct then we will see frozen methane releasing itself. Altho' natural gas is colorless, it is far from odorless. Need boots on boats out near Macondo, but would probably be shot by BP security.

    @kali, I have attempted to stay away from the 'elephant in the room', because no matter how many times you try to explain to people the environmental catastrophe that will murder their children…I normally only face angry nay-sayers. It is a very sad and tragic situation in the Gulf. May prayers go out to them as well as the victims of New York and New Jersey now facing a Nor' Easter and plummeting temperatures this week.

  • markww markww

    BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN

    La. sinkhole methane explosion possible says sheriff, refuting naysayers

    http://www.examiner.com/article/la-sinkhole-methane-explosion-possible-says-sheriff-refuting-naysayers?cid=rss

    MARKWW

  • omniversling

    Truth is very very sad and painful. This clip of Jennifer Rexford, a Gulf cleanup worker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9lXwkAQ5Tg&feature=related Then she gets really sick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN2bJjtY4HM&feature=related

    Another of one of the best advocates at the time of the spill, Kindra Arnesan, now ill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9m_h8V0D_4 and one of Lisa Nelson who died after inhaling fumes during an evening walk on the beach. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JybIBe02-6Y&feature=related

    This is what it's about. Corexit…or 'co-wrecks it', as it was known at the time that Corexit is a toxicity multiplier for oil. Gulf Blue Plague. Synthia. Genetically modified organisms let loose on the world. Criminal. Utterly criminal. Corexit, a product made by the oil industry, for the oil industry. To sink oil because the penalties for spills are assessed on what's recovered.

    T‪HE GULF BLUE PLAGUE: IT'S NOT WISE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE (Full length version)‬
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7N3i1T_Js0
    UPDATE: Gulf Bio-Terrorism: A Silent & Deadly Enemy Among Us (Part I)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzbOgYpjvFI&feature=related

    Peace on earth…

  • kalidances

    Admin I know I know. I'll excuse myself and put myself on timeout but one day this man is going to be on his knees begging God to give someone he loves back.

    Klug has seven months before he comes on here in tears.

  • arclight arclight

    Peak oil & the end for our industrial civilization

    In this edition of the show Max interviews Mike Ruppert from collapsenet.com.

    He talks about the decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil.

    Mike Ruppert is an American author, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, and investigative journalist and peak oil advocate.

    http://www.presstv.ir/Program/262970.html

  • pcjensen

    Anyone who can, please attend this meeting tomorrow: wellhead folks mtg Wed: President of National Ocean Industries Association speaking at a Lafayette luncheon 11/7 http://www.theind.com/business/11902-wednesday-luncheon-looks-at-impact-of-election-on-oil-industry

    "Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association, will be speaking at a Lafayette luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 7, about the impact of Tuesday’s presidential election (should we actually know the outcome by then) on the state's oil and gas industry. Luthi’s discussion, The State of the Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Industry, is part of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce’s Food for Thought series.

    luthiThe luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lafayette Hilton on Pinhook Road. As of Tuesday morning, only nine spots remained. Admission is $25 for chamber members, $40 for non-members and $250 for a table of eight. Contact Angelle Theriot at 408-3657 for more info." they require hard questions to be thrown at them

  • markww markww

    kalid do not worry there are people that come in here and make fun of disasters.. Do Not Mind Them just ignore them and they go away Your just fine keep up THE WONDERFUL WORK you DO it helps the SHILLS the PAID people that ruin blogs and other things on the net will one day need our help in one way or another

    let them make fun of this that just came out

    BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN

    La. sinkhole methane explosion possible says sheriff, refuting naysayers

    http://www.examiner.com/article/la-sinkhole-methane-explosion-possible-says-sheriff-refuting-naysayers?cid=rss

    MARKWW

  • rodgersericv

    Perhaps the millions of years of pressure at great depth has produced something beyond oil that releases more energy than oil products when burned. We have solved the energy problem. Drill Baby Drill!

  • Insight

    What gets Bigger the more you take away from it?
    Answer: A Hole