30 Sep '16, 1pm

WTF Oil spill capping stack to be located 35 days away in Singapore

Australia’s offshore petroleum industry regulator is set to rule next week whether to grant oil giant BP’s application to drill in the Great Australian Bight . But BP’s environmental plan , released last week, suggests that the company’s proposed plan for dealing with a blowout displays less urgency than would be expected in some other parts of the world. If a blowout does occur, BP proposes to cap it with a piece of equipment known as a capping stack . These devices did not exist at the time of BP’s Gulf of Mexico blowout in 2010, when a capping strategy had to be developed on the run, which is why it took 87 days to cap that well. Since then, capping stacks have been designed, constructed and located strategically around the world. For its proposed operations in the Bight, BP would have access to a capping stack in Singapore. It would take up to 35 days to bring this sta...

Full article: http://theconversation.com/bp-in-the-bight-why-the-planne...

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