Originally posted by mortisdead
Just one example, that and I know an inspection diver who found a lobster blocking a valve but for a production unit so much smaller.
There have been bigger than Exxon, and you can't compare exploration with transport in terms of risk, nor with nuclear energy. Drilling operations deal with largely unknown ( ...[text shortened]... y idle.
We'll hear a call to end oil and gas production when all of us stop using plastic.
you're right on the plastic...
I haven't looked at the lobster yet, but it will be interesting..All the valves I have worked with on haz mat, were normally close in failure,, and would snap a finger off.. but then again, quite small as compared to that 21" pipe.
The pipe may have oblonged too, and that would prevent the vale from closing,, maybe? I know clearances are tight.