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meirion ([personal profile] meirion) wrote2010-06-08 10:10 am

FCOL

If I know who might be able to fix the BP crisis why am I telling my housemates and posting it to else-LJ rather than doing something more useful?

Ah, that'd be right. Scared I wouldn't be listened to. Scared I'd be written off as a dangerous lunatic.

I am genuinely scared that the BP person on the news last night hadn't bothered to talk to Obama, claiming it wasn't necessary. What part of "you have fucked up the Louisiana coastline and probably well beyond for the next several decades, and don't think that talking to the President of the country you've just fucked up is something you need to do" do you not get, you absolute barking imbecile?

If that's the kind of person that BP are employing, it's no bloody wonder the crisis is still ongoing. If BP and Halliburton are in bed, it's even less wonder.

Just get in Schlumberger now and let them sort it out. I know they can't do software engineering, but they can do proper oilfield engineering which is what is needed in this situation.

ETA: Yes, this entry is public. It's meant to be public. This is something I feel really quite strongly about. Umm, and boost the signal if you think I might be right.
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[personal profile] geminigirl 2010-06-08 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I heard, while watching a television program with some coverage of the oil spill, that they've got a webpage where the public can submit recommendations for how to stop the spill. Would that be a more comfortable way of submitting your suggestion?

As a resident of a state that borders the Gulf of Mexico (Florida) I think the whole situation has been handled appallingly all around.
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[personal profile] aldabra 2010-06-08 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The flip side of that is that Obama hasn't talked to them. Which is scarier.

The Oil Drum reckons Schlumberger was working on the rig until 11am on the day it blew up

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6489

which probably means everybody involved knows they're competent and could be doing this, and they either don't want to or BP doesn't want them to.

[identity profile] meirion.livejournal.com 2010-06-08 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
BP doesn't want them to, in that case. Or just bloody haven't asked, or what, I know nothing, I is Manuel, but.

Oh FFS. World.

[identity profile] meirion.livejournal.com 2010-06-08 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
This actually is the scariest thing ever. Not only am I prescient and right, but oh God, this never needed to have happened.

[identity profile] meirion.livejournal.com 2010-06-08 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually now I'm really scared. If Schlumberger couldn't fix it, it's probably unfixable.

Or call in RolaTube. It's not like ADL isn't already over-extended ;-)
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[personal profile] aldabra 2010-06-08 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
The spin I heard was that Schlumberger left because their safety concerns were being overruled. But I haven't seen that in type yet.

[identity profile] meirion.livejournal.com 2010-06-08 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Now that would make complete and utter sense, damnit.