New Macondo videos posted in response to rumors

BP’s runaway Macondo well was killed and capped in July 2010, but a recurring oil slick in the Gulf in August had rumors swirling that the well had come back to life.

In response to the public pressure, the U.S. Coast Guard asked BP to send remote controlled submarines to the well site late last month to get a closer look. Footage from the ROV visits has finally been posted on the RestoreTheGulf.gov web site the Coast Guard maintains.

The footage was taken at the site of the original Macondo well, in Mississippi Canyon Block 252, and at the nearby relief  well that was drilled during the 2010 efforts to stop the leak. The footage was shot on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 of this year. According to site, the footage “confirmed that there is no release of oil from either well and that both wells are secure.”

And just in case anyone thought BP was pulling a Capricorn One, they added this disclaimer:

The ROV video inspection was conducted in the presence of representatives from the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team (GCIMT) (formerly MC252 Unified Command) located in New Orleans. GCIMT members watching the live video feed included representatives of the US Coast Guard, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, the Department of Interior and representatives from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

Of course even that may not be enough to convince everyone the August oil slicks weren’t from the Macondo. Doesn’t that memorial cap on the well in Video 5 look a little crooked to you?

Here are links to all five videos:

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

Video 5

9 Comments

  1. EmSeeDubayou

    It’s Bush’s fault!

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  2. ntangle

    Maybe they could’ve gotten OJ a brief furlough, as a Capricorn 1 expert. So he could vouch for the video’s authenticity.

    #2
  3. Adler

    Yeah, liberals will be blaming BP for any little trace of oil in the Gulf for the next 100 years, just like they blame Bush 3 years after he left office for stuff his replacement is doing.

    #3
  4. Sandy

    Where are the video clips of Exxon being asked to turn stones over on beaches near Valdez? Oh no of course Exxon is a home owned company. Lets continue to biff foreigners (never mind the number of US employees they have in Houston) and ignore ConocoPhillips problems in China. Ahh well diversity in action. NOT.

    #4
  5. Tom Fowler

    Sandy:
    Video technology back then (1989) wasn’t quite what we have today. I’m sure you can find some videos on YouTube of the clean-up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkzB1ZYcTwM

    #5
  6. Tex

    “………….a recurring oil slick in the Gulf in August had rumors swirling that the well had come back to life”.

    There are just too many special interests in the parishes and along the Gulf Coast that would benefit economically from more Macondo oil at surface. Some of these groups would be very happy giving a helping hand in generating another sheen, I am sure. I would certainly not discount such a scenario, based on some of the behaviors we have seen.

    And to the liberals out thers, please go ride your bike.

    #6
  7. Tommy

    Man that video just has an eerie feel to it knowing that 11 men lost their lives from that hole in the earth.

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  8. 3D02

    Blame Clinton.

    #8
  9. Billf3

    How many still believe that Al Qaeda had nothing to do with 9/11? Maybe if the enviro-terrorists would stop pouring oil in the water near the site, this could all be a bad history lesson.

    #9