Like many others, I am trying to keep up with the Gulf of Mexico situation, particularly efforts to stop to flow of oil from the damaged 5,000 foot long riser line. I have found it difficult to get a realistic picture of the situation on the seabed floor, 5,000′ below the Gulf surface.
I will be posting what I find here.
######### Update3 5/16/10 @ 9:15 AM ESY
BP continues to try to capture oil release from the sunken riser. Here’s a BP graphic showing their Riser Insertion Tube approach.
NOLA.com has a PDF file at this link.