DEEPWATER CRISIS IN AMERICA

DEEPWATER CRISIS IN AMERICA

By TheAvalonRoundTable

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June 23, 2010 14:10 EST

WARNING & DISCLAIMER:

The information presented here is for educational purposes. The views expressed are those of the respective sources and are not necessarily those of the author – namely TheAvalonRoundTable. The urgency and dangers of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster are well documented and to that end, this information is presented to add to that resource. The reader is cautioned to examine and research all information presented in this article; great effort has been undertaken to provide factual and referenced sources of information.

Seldom are true facts established in the beginning

By research and investigation, additional facts are brought to light, thus the Discovery of Truth is an ongoing journey – any rational person would be in support of a Criminal Investigation into these matters.

Let’s get right into it…

On Friday, June 18th, 2010, in a broadcast by Robert Jones from BlueBattleFlag with special guests  A. C. Griffith and Greg Evanson, the subject being discussed was the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster which occurred on April 20th, 2010.

Some background information is warranted at this point to understand the complexity of the situation. The Deepwater Horizon Rig Wikipedia article presents a good overview of the equipment. Additional links detail who, what and where in terms of what corporations are involved, the rig and the location.

Discovery

BP acquired the Outer Continental Shelf lease of Keathley Canyon block 102 reference G25782, NOAA station 42872, on October 22, 2003, in Phase 2 of the Western Gulf of Mexico (WGOM/GOM) Sale 187. Lower Tertiary rock formations are some of the oldest and most technically challenging offshore rock formations currently drilled for oil, dating to between 23 and 65 million years ago. The plan of exploration was filed in June 2008.

Tiber was initially drilled by Transocean‘s fifth-generation dynamic positioned semi-submersible oil rig, Deepwater Horizon,[7] with exploratory drilling commencing around March 2009, slightly delayed from the planned date of September 2008. Much of the deeper gulf reserves are buried under salt accumulations thousands of feet thick, which present a problem for seismic exploration. BP had previously developed exploration techniques to bypass this difficulty.

Oil was located at “multiple levels”. The field was announced on September 2, 2009, and BP shares rose 3.7 percent on the news. With Tiber joining at least ten other successful Lower Tertiary explorations in the area,  analysts viewed the announcement as a sign for optimism, and a harbinger of renewed interest in, and production from, the offshore Gulf of Mexico.

Exploitation on hold

Following the April 2010 destruction of the Deepwater Horizon while drilling the Macondo well, and the resulting oil spill, all appraisal activities at 33 wells under exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, including Tiber, were placed on hold.[18] At least two rigs that might otherwise have been used for developing Tiber are also in use on the relief wells for the ruptured well.

Tiber Oil Field

The Tiber Oil Field is a deepwater offshore oil field located in the Keathley Canyon block 102 of the United States sector of the Gulf of Mexico. The deepwater field (defined as water depth 1,300 to 5,000 feet (400 to 1,500 m) was discovered in September 2009 and it is operated by BP. Described as a “giant” find, it is estimated to contain 4 to 6 billion barrels (640×10^6 to 950×10^6 m3) of oil in place. Although BP states it is too early to be sure of the size – a “huge” field is usually considered to contain 250 million barrels (40×10^6 m3). It required the drilling of a 10,685 m (35,056 ft) deep well under 1,260 m (4,130 ft) of water, making it one of the deepest wells ever drilled at the time of discovery.

Next , are a series of articles from MSM that discuss the Deepwater Horizon discovery, the corporations involved, and the dangers present in the Gulf of Mexico as documented by a number of sources. The reader is encouraged to do additional research by following the links and coming to their own conclusions. Any additional information or insights are welcome should the reader want to share them.

OilOnline – DELVING DEEPER:

News for the Oil and Gas Industry

Deepwater Departure

Issue: October 2009
by Jennifer Pallanich

Posted on 10/19/2009

“Ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Deepwater Horizon drilled one of the deepest oil and gas wells to date earlier this year while working for BP and partners on the Tiber well in the US Gulf of Mexico. Operating in 4130ft of water, Deepwater Horizon drilled the well to 35,050ft vertical depth and 35,055ft MD. The Transocean DP semi, which came on the market in 2001, is capable of working in water depths to 10,000ft.

In September, BP announced its Tiber well, drilled in Keathley Canyon block 102, found oil in multiple Lower Tertiary reservoirs. Appraisal will be required to determine the size and commerciality of the discovery. One BP official has said that the find could hold 4-6 billion boe-in-place, and the company has said Tiber could hold as much as or more reserves than its 3 billion boe-in-place Kaskida field.

BP operates the field on behalf of partners Petrobras* and ConocoPhillips. OE”

Petrobras – “The company began to increase profits from 2002, with the government’s heavy investments. In the first quarter of 2008, Petrobras reached the market value of US$295.6 billion, surpassing Microsoft (US$274 billion) and becoming America’s third largest company, ahead of giant oil companies such as BP and Chevron-Texaco, and only behind of ExxonMobil and General Electric. Petrobras’ market value is also bigger than Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (US$289.3 billion), making it the sixth biggest company by market value in the world.” – Wikipedia


Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama Surrenders Gulf Oil to Moscow

In the Washington Times article, there is documented evidence of a clear plan to deliver to Russia and others the Lease Rights to explore and drill for Gulf of Mexico Oil as is described by,The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.

Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America’s vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep a lid on rising prices, and greater American production gives the United States more influence over the global market.”

More importantly and of significant interest in terms of US Strategic Policy is the following from the article; Russia more sensibly views energy primarily as a strategic resource. Energy is critical to Russia’s economy, as fuel and as a source of profit through export. Russia also has used energy as a coercive diplomatic tool, shutting off natural gas piped to Eastern Europe in the middle of winter to make a point about how dependent the countries are that do business with the Russians.”

Now Russia is using oil exploration to establish a new presence in the Western Hemisphere. It recently concluded four contracts securing oil-exploration rights in Cuba’s economic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. A Russian-Cuban joint partnership will exploit oil found in the deep waters of the Gulf.”

Additional Source: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/21110

As if that wasn’t enough information to digest, A. C. Griffith goes on to explain the Top Secret Program that has been going on for many years – sometimes referred to as Project Cloverleaf. The reader should note that many people have reported a significant decrease in ChemTrail activity due to purported Aerial Spraying that has shifted to focus on The Gulf of Mexico.; reference TheIntelHub articles on Evergreen Air to become familiar with Aerial Spraying. Additionally, Evergreen Air (et al ) reportedly are in the Gulf spraying Corexit like there’s no tomorrow – interesting.

A. C. Griffith – Chemtrails

“Several years ago I’ve got a call from Mike Blair from the “Spotlight” newspaper in Washington, now called “The American Free Press”, he asked me to help work with him on the story about the white trails coming from the airplanes. And time is gone by and I guess this was 8 or 9 years ago.

We actually got inside the program. We were the only people in the world that have actually got inside that program; the aerosol program – the chemtrail program.

I am talking about, actually, getting inside the program at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where it is been managed. And we actually got into some of the people that were dissatisfied form within the program they divulged. A lot of the acronyms and the purpose of the program and so on, and that is the only way that anybody could ever have broken the secrecy of this program.


We know that people have died over this program. People have been hit, to keep them quiet. And we know that other things have happened at key people of this program. One of the key people that designed the aerosol, the barium salt aerosol, was set-up by the people in Reagan administration, and he is now sitting in the federal penitentiary. They still go to him to ask him questions, but jet he is in the prison.” –
Radio Amerika Now – January 2, 2010 –

Uncovering the Truth of what occurred on the Deepwater Horizon Rig prior to the explosion has been focused on recently, as is detailed in the article on TheIntelHub article Jack McLamb: BLM Involvement aboard Deepwater Horizon?

Then, there is an additional report from RTAmerica dated May 07, 2010 in which they state, “The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is uncovering some dirty details, plans are underway to try and cap the spill. There are new allegations surfacing that say President Barack Obama and oil company British Petroleum are masking the severity of the oil spill. Wayne Madsen says that President Barack Obama is just helping out the same people that contributed to his campaign in 2008.”

Big Oil Controlling Obama

One important figure who is reporting on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

is Lindsey Williams, who, according to his latest report, spoke with an oil executive he worked with as a pastor for many years in Alaska. The report from Lindsey Williams is chilling and describes the toxins and effects he believes are happening.

Jeff Rense & Lindsey Williams – Gulf of Mexico BP British Petroleum Oil Spill 1 of 4

Some data on Abiogenic Petroleum – Wikipedia

Abiogenic Petroleum origin is an alternative hypothesis to the prevailing theory of biological petroleum origin. Most popular in the Soviet Union between the 1950s and 1980s, the abiogenic hypothesis has little support among contemporary petroleum geologists, who argue that abiogenic petroleum does not exist in significant amounts on Earth and that there is no indication that an application of the hypothesis is or has ever been of commercial value.

The abiogenic hypothesis argues that petroleum was formed from deep carbon deposits, perhaps dating to the formation of the Earth. The presence of methane on Saturn’s moon Titan is cited as evidence supporting the formation of hydrocarbons without biology. Supporters of the abiogenic hypothesis suggest that a great deal more petroleum exists on Earth than commonly thought, and that petroleum may originate from carbon-bearing fluids that migrate upward from the mantle.

BP Oil Spill – Toxic Benzene & Hydrogen Sulfide Threaten Gulf Coast

One thing is for certain, it is of National Security Interest to determine the FACTS on what occurred and is going to occur because many lives are at stake. The health and safety of Gulf Coast Residents as well as the East Coast Residents are possibly in extreme danger of exposure to toxic levels of chemicals as well as displacement for their homes and employment.

Having said that, efforts at controlling the media are possibly violations of Civil Rights or at a minimum, an orchestrated effort to control the press coverage and release of information as documented in an article published June 9, 2010, by JEREMY W. PETERS of The New York Times, titled Efforts to Limit the Flow of Spill News

Units make history with Air Force’s first homeland defense ORI

By Maj. Dale Greer
123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
June 3, 2010

GULFPORT, Miss. – Three units representing each component of the Air Force made history here May 16 through 23 when they successfully completed the first homeland defense operational readiness inspection.

The ORI, held at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center here, was administered by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General on a trial basis, but it may help pave the way for future inspections, officials said.

“For the very first time, the U.S. Air Force has validated a unit’s wartime capability to defend the homeland by fighting an enemy right here on U.S. soil,” said Col. Greg Nelson, the commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, which served as the lead organization for the ORI.

The ORI scenario that played out in Mississippi required more than 300 Kentucky Air Guard members to establish operations in concert with about 175 Airmen from the Texas and Florida units, forming the notional 104th Air Expeditionary Wing.
[…]

“Even more significant, this inspection marked the first time that any Air Force unit has been wartime validated in support of the security and defense of the United States of America. That’s huge,” Nelson said.

Col. Dan Dagher, the 317th Airlift Group commander, agreed.

“The 317th (AG), 123rd (AW) and 70th (APS) are ready — and now tested — to meet the challenge, reduce human suffering and save lives,” he said. “If an attack on the homeland happens, we will be the first responders. Americans can sleep better knowing that the 317th (AG), 123rd (AW) and 70th (APS) can provide defense support to civil authorities in the United States, and that the very survival of thousands of Americans rests on our now-tested ability to immediately respond and perform mass-casualty medical evacuations after a chemical attack.”

Mapping the Response to BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

“The dynamic nature of the BP oil spill has been a challenge for a range of communities – from hotel operators to fishermen to local community leaders. We know the American people have questions about how the federal government is responding to this crisis, and we are committed to providing the answers with clarity and transparency. The site you’re viewing right now is a symbol of that commitment.

GeoPlatform.gov/gulfresponse is a new online tool that provides you with near-real time information about the response effort.  Developed by NOAA with the EPA, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Department of Interior, the site offers you a “one-stop shop” for spill response information.

The site integrates the latest data the federal responders have about the oil spill’s trajectory with fishery area closures, wildlife data and place-based Gulf Coast resources — such as pinpointed locations of oiled shoreline and current positions of deployed research ships — into one customizable interactive map.”

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BP’s Deepwater Oil Spill – Entering the Old Well – and Open Thread

Just 48 hours ago, Alex Jones of Infowars posted this video, which is detailed below.

TheAlexJonesChannel

June 21, 2010

In this special video report for Prison Planet.tv members, Paul Joseph Watson analyzes the evidence for both criminal negligence and deliberate sabotage of the BP oil well and explores who is benefiting from the oil spill, both financially and politically.

The Watson Report: BP Oil Spill – Criminal Negligence or Deliberate Sabotage? 3/4
Given the multitude of alarming examples of foreknowledge, motivation for sabotage, and clear evidence of deliberate malfeasance and negligence, state authorities in Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi need to immediately launch a mammoth criminal investigation into the role of BP, Halliburton and the federal government in causing the oil spill disaster, as well as their continuing cover-up of the true nature of the crisis, in addition to their efforts to block local authorities as well as foreign companies from helping to both stop the oil leak and clean up the devastation it has caused.

YouTube User SmokinJoeTrainer posted a video on June 21, 2010 and expressed his concerns as to the future ability to share information – a view that is shared by many and not just on YouTube. Links to other relevant sources of information are listed in the description section of his video.

You can bet, sometime in the future, that “vlogging” will probably become illegal as well, as the government seeks total control over all of the information… unless of course, you get a license. As for this oil spill, it’s the first time I’ve seen such a major divide between mainstream and alternative news… and the mainstream, slowly but surely, is picking up (weeks behind) what alternative has been reporting.
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http://beforeitsnews.com/news/82/080/…
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/…

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