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  1. Louis Ragolia says:

    Try Asphaltene Precipitation using CO2 gas injected at the leakage site.

  2. Dear BP;
    My modest suggestion is to lower down an “Steel-Mesh Bell” shape with strong magnets in top all over the mesh links to provide weigth and restriction at same time over leaking pipeline. The “Steel-Mesh Bell” will be filled up inside with dry coconuts fibers before send it down over such leaking line and once there restriction will start develop which will give a good chance to work over it to finally control the rate of leakeage further by building up a good cluster layer to heal such wound.
    Hope this help somehow the efforts to complete hold down such leaking issue down there eventually.
    Good Luck & Regards,

  3. Dear BP,
    Another simple suggestion will be to set-up few of the big freigth ships equipped with ‘Oil-Water’ separation fixtures aboard in order to sweept out the floating oil material. This will be done by attaching or modifying like an extra wider collectors up front ships which suck pumping into the ‘Oil-Water’ separation systems onboard capturing the oil remanants from top of the ocean water circulating the cleaned back to ocean until the whole thing get completed.
    Regards and Good Luck,

  4. Dear BP,

    Hopefuly sincerely this new modest suggestion be of big help in cfronting such emergency leaking issue down there by the gulf of Mexico, unfortunately. This is my latest brainstorming in attacking such deep ocean troublesome oil lekeage as seen on the news today. I really believe that by laying down a mesh screener made of stainless steel or at least heavy aluminazied metallic in an screen designed mode and with heavy gage wires interconection then it will be esasier to build-up an strong cluster in order to cover up such leakeage issue in a matter of few days fron now. The main mesh screen concept are that it will providing strong enougth fundamental for building up a new updated oil well with a lot easier characteristic of operation in the near future. And stremly reinforced in any other emergency conditions.
    In the meantine I thougth of heavy huge freigth carrier ships modyfied and addapt it with strong suction to reciclying and to separate oil & water from top of the ocean in a sweeping and vacumming the whole affected area in a back and forward for few days until all the damaged zone became totally clear from oil residuals of any kind.

  5. Mike Shannon says:

    Just an idea, and as a plumber I doubt this will work seeing as the pressures are a lot different, but why not try a compression fitting if you can find a way to remove the damaged section of pipe.

    See http://www.sharkbiteplumbing.com/ for an idea of what im talking about. I use them all the time when valves arent working and I cant stop the water.

    • kevin macculloch says:

      insert an uninfflated balloon constructed of stronger material than a normal balloon and shove it down into the pipe using a pole with an air line attached to the pole so you may inflate the balloon once u have it in position if air doesnt work maybe you can use water or a denser substance to pump into the balloon

  6. Errold Webb says:

    BP oil leak fix – The Buoyancy Plug – By a 4th & 5th grader

  7. ben says:

    1. Drill into the leaking pipe at a 45 degree angle with the hollow bit with removable tip. 2. The tip is removed by the pressure of a strong waterproof type material pushing through the end of the inserted bit. 3. Concrete is poured through the bit into the material and creates a balloon-like expansion filling the pipe. 4. The concrete hardens and creates a plug in the pipe.

  8. Glenn Holbrook says:

    My name is Glenn Holbrook. I am retired from Cessna and have worked as a machinist, tooling, and mfg. eng R&D. I have been giving thought to the oil spill as I am sure many folks are at this time. I have design ideas for an appliance that could be installed and used for such occasions. If there is interest please send me an address to mail sketches of this item. I will need detail dimensions of the stub that is protruding from the ocean floor if I would provide detailed dimensions. I can send concept sketches and the local engineers could add dimensional data. My interest is solely to stop this mess before it gets worse. Sincerely Glenn Holbrook

  9. jeffery hall says:

    a 6 feet diameter pipe made at site water pressure will keep pipe from bursting same diameter from top to bottom will prevent crystalizing oil will push through pipe to surface like curtain idea but using pipe

  10. Dear BP,

    All these suggestions making good sense to me again. And, to add little more feedback to my previous comments, How about to provide the ‘Water/Oil Separators’ carriers units with some kind of blender up front these ‘Water/Oil Separators’ units aboard recycing ships in order to liquify such heavy oil mixture before enter the ‘Water/Oil Separators’ units onboard water recycling in the freigth carriers ships in order to avoid clogging-up the ‘W/O-S’ system onboard?
    This will be as a back-up to any of the ideas previuosly posted by all of the brilliants patners concepts here. Keep it Up, you guys have the technology!

  11. Jarod Tody says:

    Exacerbating the problems of the loss of hunting areas, it is expected that the shrinking polar ice cap will also cause a decline in polar bears’ prey — seals

  12. Jason McKie says:

    BP, first of all, if there is a rupture or potential blow out in the pipe below the seabed you must tell people this or they can not give you valid suggestion with out factoring this in.

    If there is a rupture in the pipe below the surface then no cap that seals the pipe 100% will work as any added pressure to the damaged underground pipe could create a blow out which would send a massive stream of oil into the seabed.

    BP, it does not seem fair that people from around the world are attempting to come up with solutions for your problem with out all the information. It’s time to come clean and tell people about the rupture below the seabed so they can take that into account when they give you ideas.

  13. John Lehew says:

    The flow needs stopped, not collected. Step 1: Remove the short pipe that was cut by removing the bolts around the flange that holds it in place. Step 2: Attach a valve with a flange on both ends to the existing flange where the short/cut pipe was just removed. Keep the valve open to minimize any upwards force on the valve during installation. Thread chains through the bolt holds of the value flange and blowout preventer flange and tighten until the flanges are aligned. Bolt the flanges together. Step 3: Slowly close the valve until the flow stops. Step 4: Attach a permanent cap on the valve. Step 5: Encase everything in concrete or other material that will provide another permanent seal.

    • Hi Buddies,

      Nice brilliants suggestions here absolutetly. I like that of Mr. John LeHew,definetly! Now, after seing some more of such leaking pipeline down there images I start brainstorming here again and I thougth, why not? To apply and injection of ‘Strong Earth Magnetics’ tennis balls sized from the outside of pipeline firstly and continue to injecting these inside pipeline in order to build-up a base cluster fundation which will slow down the spill gradually in no time. Also we’ll be installing a valve if desire througth the cluster fundation for future well operation. Also in the meantime we’ll be sucking up sea water by few strong industrial pneumatic pumps up toward ‘Water/Oil Separators’ units onboard sweeper ships with swimming pool like sweeping collectors upfront vessels (200′ to 300’Ft.) wide in order to speed up recirculating sea water works all around affected Gulf areas. Other than that nothing else for the moment come from back of my head rigth now. I believe all yours ideas & concepts sounds good definetely, not bad at all Buddies. You Have the Technologies!

  14. Alan M Dransfield says:

    The solution to the oil spill is so simple and basic,it beggars belief it hasn’t been done in the first 24 hrs.
    Cut the goddamn offending pipe via a ROV,install a Johnson Viking Coupler with Topside Feeder Pipe and load up the oil to waitingtopside tankers.
    There are a LOT of BP “so called engineers” working on this blowout but they are overlooking the obvious.
    Yes, it is dark, yes it is difficult, yes it is cold,yes there is BIG pressure, yesthings can go wrong, HOWEVER, the leak can be mended,why the F is it taking so long.
    Moreover and more importantly BP need to get their act together with the ISO9000 and the ISO14000 standards.

  15. Gentelmans,

    My other next brainstorming modest suggestion here about containment any further leaking problems spots are to basically:
    1)Install a “Freezing Screen Mesh Cover” support and attaching it with ‘Strong Earth Magnetics’ in wherever at risk of leaking prompt spots around piping/fitting-etc. features down there.
    2)These at same time will provide a fundamental base for ‘self-healing cluster’ if any future wound develop again, as an extra insured.
    3)Such “Mechanical Tornique Self Healer Bandage” basically will be attaching it without the needs of fitted hardware screws no more.
    4)Just ‘Strong Earths Magnetics’ over the “Freezing Screen Mesh Cover”.

  16. Mario Ramirez says:

    So im 15 years old sophmore and heres my idea. Take some kind of vacum or a tube that runs down to the leakage.. then from there it will be sucked in to a decontainment dome. burn the oil in there have a decontamination filter so that when it burns the air is pure and will not the o zone layer. i wonder if ill gte paid millions if this works hahahaha. But seriusly its that easy (=

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  19. Bill Reeder says:

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    OSE II can also be used on weathered spills.


    When OSE II is applied to a spill:

    • the biosurfactants attack the molecular structure of the Hydrocarbon, by breaking the spill into small particles, then the oil is solubilized which increases the oil/water interface–all in approximately 30 minutes.

    • during this process the OSE II enzymes form protein binding sites act as catalysts to induce the enhanced bacteria to utilize the broken down hydrocarbon as a food source.

    • once these reactions have taken place, several conditions become evident:

    • the oil is broken up, adhesion properties are diminished (which causes oil to release from marsh grass, vessels, BIRDS, marine species, beaches and more)
    • the fire hazard is reduced (which protects responders & ports)
    • the oil is caused to float (which prevents secondary contaminated areas and water column oxygen depletion) and most importantly
    • the oil is detoxified so it can be used as a food source at which point the oil is digested to an end point of CO2 and water;
    • And finally, the enhanced bacteria die off to pre spill background levels.

    • While these reactions are occurring OSE II’s nutrient system is rapidly colonizing indigenous bacteria (OSE II does not introduce non indigenous bacteria into any eco system).

    • Once the indigenous bacteria run out of the OSE II nutrients the bacteria then utilize the only food source left, the detoxified oil.

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    • U.S. Respirosity Test – EPA determined OSE II to reduce hydrocarbons by 98% and aromatics by 85% which was better than any other product tested. (pg 41-44)
    • University of Alaska (Dr. Brown) PAH Test – Demonstrates that OSE II with mineral nutrients and hydrocarbons is 300% more effective than without OSE II. (pg 45-49)
    • Mega Borg Ship Spill in Gulf (South African Crude Oil) Test – In 216 hours OSE II lowered TPH from 100,070 ppm to 516 ppm for a 99.5% reduction. (pg 50-52)
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    Soil Efficacy Tests:

    • U.S. Marine Corps Base 29 Palms California (Cleanup Won Environmental Award)
    (pg 1-5)

    Salt Water Species Marine Toxicity Tests

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    • After seeing this demonstration, Senator Tommy Gollott of Mississippi sent a formal request to the Coast Guard and EPA response team members requesting the use of OSE II.

    • Department of Environmental Quality ALABAMA Demonstration:
    • DEQ Rep Contacted the Navy to verify they use OSE II
    • “This meets the criteria that the State of Alabama is looking for because it’s not adding a ‘superbug’ it is a simple process, there is no magic” Alabama DEQ Rep.
    • After demo, Senator Hank Erwin sent formal request to use OSE II to EPA.

    • Demonstration Video on DWH Oil on private property.


    • Mr. Nick Nichols of the EPA oil program, and Debra Dietrich of the EPA Headquarters and Mr. Robinson EPA, Region 9 all have first‐hand knowledge of OSE II being used in San Diego Bay by the U.S. Navy for over 100 spills, over a 3 ½ year period with no adverse effects to the whales, dolphins and other ocean ecology. OSEI Corp and OSE II are trusted and used by all 5 bodies of the U.S. Military.

    • The EPA/Regional Response Team 6 had a success with OSE II on the Osage Indian Reservation.

    • BP has used OSE II in Trinidad and Tobago and a refinery in Greece.

    • OSE II has been extensively reviewed by the Navy Environmental Health Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Jerry Drewer was our Contact: (757) 363‐5540. OSE II has also been extensively tested by the Naval Research Lab in Key West, Florida: Our contact was Mr. Jan Berge (305) 293‐4216.

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