Guys and Gals, we should join together to try to come up with solutions to the BP oil leak. First we could gather information regarding the leak. ie. specifications of the riser and water at that depth, schematics of the riser, etc.
I have done a brief search on Google but didn't find much as far as gathering the facts. Maybe we should try to gather the facts, ie. what is the diameter of the riser, what material is it, how cold is it at that depth, flow rate, etc. We could also list the limitations which should become obvious as we gather the info on the current state of the riser.
Then we could start brainstorming. Let's try to keep the limited to serious posts only.
After we gather all the info and we start thinking of our own ideas we could submit them to BP and the US government. This could be a fun project. We definitely have the knowledge here so let's get to it.
Does anyone have any links on anything technical regarding the BP oil leak? Like schematics, specifications of the riser, info on the water at that depth, etc? If so post'em.