Oil Spill Expert: I remain skeptical they found source of BP crude in Gulf
Published: October 19th, 2012 at 1:14 am ET By ENENews
Top oil spill expert Dr. Robert Bea – a UC Berkeley professor and government consultant – told Washington’s Blog:
With the information that has been released, I remain skeptical that they have found ‘the source’ for the continuing leak(s).
The cofferdam has a limited ‘supply’ … which has already been exposed for a very long period of time to the seafloor environment – including several hurricanes. Thus, it is difficult to understand why it would start leaking recently – and continue to leak.
The search needs to be conducted like an archeological dig [using] a close–spaced grid of multiple surveys employing different detection equipment with accurate control of positions of the ‘sensors’.
When I worked for Shell on the Bay Marchand blowouts, we used geophysical ‘sniffer’ equipment to trace the oil in the water column–.better than an ROV…..with the survey from the sea floor to the surface […]
Published: October 19th, 2012 at 1:14 am ET