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Statoil Dealing With ‘Unstable Well’ at Gullfaks C

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May 21 (Bloomberg) -- Statoil ASA partially evacuated platform C at the Gullfaks field in the North Sea after pressure in a well destabilized, shutting production at the facility and the nearby Tordis field.

“There is a stable situation at the platform,” Gisle Johanson, a company spokesman, said by phone today. “We have an unstable pressure situation in this well. There’s no leak, no blowout and no injuries.”
Take note, BP. You could learn something from this.

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It is a state owned company.. people could actually be voted out of office for screwing up!
Good idea. I think the American people need to vote BP out of the Gulf. :mrgreen:
 

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Was this an identical situation except for the way the two crews treated it? If not, then I don't see why it stands to reason that BP should learn anything from this.
 

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Was this an identical situation except for the way the two crews treated it? If not, then I don't see why it stands to reason that BP should learn anything from this.
You are right. This is not an identical situation. Their blowout preventers worked.
 

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Good idea. I think the American people need to vote BP out of the Gulf. :mrgreen:
Would be the Brits, since BP is British owned :)

You can however nationalize Exxon and all the other US oil companies and vote them out if you want!
 

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You are right. This is not an identical situation. Their blowout preventers worked.
Actually, their BOP's were never activated, since there was no blowout, per the article you posted. "Unstable pressure", comes with the territory, when ****ing with an oil well. The source doesn't say if it's gradient pressure, downhole pressure, or whatever. Looks more like, "government run oil drilling can do it better", propaganda to me.
 

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It is a state owned company.. people could actually be voted out of office for screwing up!
The government running drilling operations in the GOM? That's a laugh riot!

Sorry, but I'll take my chances with the private sector.
 

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The government running drilling operations in the GOM? That's a laugh riot!

Sorry, but I'll take my chances with the private sector.
Yea rather have a private company stock pile billions for its few stockholders than have a state company stock pile hundreds of billions for the future of the country. You do know that Norway has the second largest sovereign fund in the world right? Unlike private companies, they do not spend billions on bonuses for failure, or rob the country of hundreds of billions in bailouts. I did heard that they ordered pizza on the companies dime once in a while.. oh the scandal!
 

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The government running drilling operations in the GOM? That's a laugh riot!

Sorry, but I'll take my chances with the private sector.
We did take chances with your vaunted, so efficiently run, ever so highly skilled, "private sector." In return, your "experts" have given us the largest ecological disaster in the history of this Nation, that will destroy untold amounts of our coastline for decades, if not forever.

Brilliant choices you make.
 

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BP as indeed almost every other Company drilling for oil offshore, knows what goes on in the industry in other parts of the world.

Whether BP learn or indeed needs to learn is something quite different.

The problem I have with this present leakage of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, is that instead of ALL interested party's getting together to actually getting this leak stopped, we see that everyone is at everyone else's throat with accusations of blame.

This from the very top of the dung heap (President Obama) who stated that (we) should keep (our) feet firmly on BP,s throat.

Is this type of rhetoric going to advance co-operation between BP and the Government in order that this problem can be speedily addressed?

I think not.

The BLAME game can be run endlessly AFTER the problem is solved.

The PRIMARY function of Obama and his administration is to co-operate with BP and all other Company's in SOLVING the problem.
 

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Yea rather have a private company stock pile billions for its few stockholders than have a state company stock pile hundreds of billions for the future of the country. You do know that Norway has the second largest sovereign fund in the world right? Unlike private companies, they do not spend billions on bonuses for failure, or rob the country of hundreds of billions in bailouts. I did heard that they ordered pizza on the companies dime once in a while.. oh the scandal!
I bet the same thing was said about Greece at one time, too. How'd that work out??
 

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We did take chances with your vaunted, so efficiently run, ever so highly skilled, "private sector." In return, your "experts" have given us the largest ecological disaster in the history of this Nation, that will destroy untold amounts of our coastline for decades, if not forever.

Brilliant choices you make.
The government can run things more efficiently and safely than the private sector? Really?!?

Would you be saying that if Republicans were running the show? I bet not. Huh?
 
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