Analyzing the many live feeds from BP ROV cameras, it is difficult to make out where exactly the recordings are taking place. They keep talking about “the well”, as if there’s only one location on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico, where they are messing around. The following map shows exact locations by Lambert coordinates, which can be observed on some of the ROV feeds, in particular Skandi ROV 1 and Skandi ROV 2.
Placing the various oil leaks observed since May 2010, as well as other events documented by the cameras on the map, a whole new picture emanates. For example, even taking in account that I’ve mapped only a selection of the hundreds of videos available, there are a lot more different locations than we have been told about where oil came (most likely still comes) gushing out.
It would be highly interesting to put additional events on the map, which I could easily do after having the template at hand. If anyone knows a link that shows readable X,Y coordinates, of any significant event on the see floor that is not yet included in the map below, please let me know, so I can work on its completion.
Considering the comparably large area where BP is obvioulsy operating to drill and kill, some serious questions arise.
The first and generally most important – what exactly, and how much are they hiding from the public? Another one – in face of the many different points where they obviously keep on gushing out large volumes of dispersants, how much of toxic chemicals are they going to use, and for how long time? The > 2 million tons mentioned in the media surely can be considered just a small percentage, given the secrecy and dishonesty BP reps have demonstrated handling this disaster. Furthermore – where exactly were they drilling “the well”, how many different drilling locations go along with “one well”? And, how do their operations fit to the exploration plan they officially filed with the MMS?
Whatever they try to hide, it will surface – it is just a matter of time. (Please klick on the map to see a bigger version.)
Map – part 1
Map – part 2
MC252_A is a well that BP reportedly was drilling and abandoned in 2009, MC252_B is supposed to be the location where the DWH was actually working before it exploded.
A selection of various links to youtube videos, which have been utilized to create the oil spill disaster map:
May 8, Plume Monitoring
May 11, Plume Monitoring
May 25, Plume Monitoring
June 3, Dispersant Ops
June 4, close to well B (BC252-B)
June 4, South of Well B
June 9, Massive gusher
June 19, Dispersant Ops
July 22, Dispersant Hose Recovery
August 2, See Floor Eruption