Officials Confirm: Crude oil is flowing to surface of giant sinkhole — USGS reporting seismic activity

Published: November 28th, 2012 at 8:24 am ET


Title: Bayou Corne Field Update
Source: Louisiana Office of Conservation
Date: Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:25p ET

Sinkhole Site

Settling/shifting of material underlying sinkhole created disturbance of water in sinkhole in morning roughly coinciding with USGS report of observance of seismic activity – crude oil emulsion and woody debris from sinkhole bottom observed rising to surface, water from nearby swamp seen flowing into sinkhole.

Surface activity observed for several minutes before water calmed again.

Watch the latest video showing oil covering sinkhole here

Published: November 28th, 2012 at 8:24 am ET


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13 comments to Officials Confirm: Crude oil is flowing to surface of giant sinkhole — USGS reporting seismic activity

  • jec jec

    One cause could be this:

    12,000 ft depth of drilling now. Why they were allowed to add one more problem to the SaltDome collapse..??? MONEY Grubbing!

  • many moons

    Officials confirm the obvious….but what the hell else is in the sink hole?????? Officials are really taking their time with if infact there is radiation present, and what kinds of fumes are coming out of the sink hole….c'mon let the cat out of the bag!!!!!

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      "…The suspension came the same day two BP rig supervisors and a former executive were scheduled to be arraigned on criminal charges…"

      So all the layers of 'executive' management above pushing for faster drilling results are immune from the consequences of their actions. Looks like they tossed some low-level 'executive' under the bus to keep the feds happy.

      In the mean time, it was two rig supervisors who are criminally responsible. The rig people were contract, so the BP rig supervisors are basically the lowest level BP people involved with the least amount of influence.

      Lesson learned for Executives: Hang the threat of bad performance reviews or job loss over the heads of the peons if they don't cut corners and hurry up (but don't document that anywhere). Meanwhile, publish a lot of 'Safety First' posters for the lunch rooms and document management's commitment to safety and the environment.

      Remember: big shots are not responsible for the consequences of their actions and basically immune from prosecution. If a few peons die later on as a direct result of your Profit before Life pressure, then just blame it on the next higher level of peons. If a lot of peons die, then throw a token manager under the bus too so it looks like you're really serious. Of course they'll always try to blame the higher-ups, but you know that will never hold up in court.

      • andagi andagi

        Dear PavewayIII,
        'Looks like they tossed some low-level 'executive' under the bus to keep the feds happy'…more squid ink! So outdated!
        I believe some of those involved will come forth in truth, and probably soon! Times are changing and the future of our lovely planet is at stake. Truth is powerful.
        I believe some of these people might be very influential in shaping a better future if thet left corporations like BP, GE etc.
        I invite persons trapped in this corporate quagmire to walk away and pursue a better future for themselves, the world and humanity. To honor one of our dear posters …'Time Is Short' (truly). I believe that some of the persons involved have 'had enough' and they really want to make a difference for good!
        Let's knock this house of cards down and work to save what we still have left!
        Keep posting, reading and sharing ENENews …prompting worldwide change everyday, 24/7.

  • jackassrig

    Like everything else no knows for sure what is going on but if there is H2S in the air the residents may need to invest in monitors to alarm them of potential death. H2S is not to be screwed with. It is damgerous.

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      The LA government already decided – somehow – which particular residents are in danger and recommended evacuation months ago based on what they knew then. It's inconvenient for the bureaucrats to change the lines based on any of the new information they get. Think of all the paperwork and accounting and difficult questions that would come up by rethinking your original artificial safety zone. That would be horrible! Besides, it's not in the budget and Louisiana is broke.

      Solution: The risk of roasting or gassing a few more residents is determined by the LA government. They have all the real data, and it's just a guess anyways. The LA cronies will make sure the paperwork 'proves' they did their best to protect residents. How would a roasted or gassed victim ever prove anything different? Future legal risk to cronies: low or non-existent. No need to bother with the boundaries of the death zones from three months back.

      On the other hand, all those monitors are expensive! Get them the hell out of there. Nobody wants to ask for more budget next year to replace melted equipment. Keep that SAFE!

    • andagi andagi

      Dear jackassrig,
      Yes! 'H2S is classed as a chemical asphyxiant, similar to carbon monoxide and cyanide gases. It inhibits cellular respiration and uptake of oxygen, causing biochemical suffocation.'

  • silver04bullet

    I live about 50 miles from the sinkhole I have worked in oilfeild for a lil more then 10 years I'm no expert bit I have a feeling this will end up real real BAD!!!!! PlZ pry for us all and god have mersy on or soals !!!!

  • irhologram

    Heavy earthquake activity in Belle Rose near Highway 70.