Water, gas continue flowing from Alas...

Water, gas continue flowing from Alaska blowout on North Slope

There are 4 comments on the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner story from Feb 16, 2012, titled Water, gas continue flowing from Alaska blowout on North Slope. In it, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that:

A blowout at an exploratory well near the coast of the Beaufort Sea underscores the threat to the pristine Arctic Ocean environment if offshore drilling is allowed by the Obama administration, environmental groups said Thursday.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Feb 17, 2012
Cathy Foerster, of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Should be fired
By Dwight Baker
[email protected]
February 17, 2012

Water, gas continue flowing from Alaska blowout on North Slope
by Dan Joling / Associated Press


Water and small amounts of gas continued to flow from the well Thursday, said Cathy Foerster, one of three members of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The commission oversees drilling for worker safety, environmental protection and petroleum conservation.

The cause of the incident has not been determined, Foerster said, but the commission will investigate.

"The drilling fluid that they had in the hole should have been adequate for what they were expecting to encounter," Foerster said. "We need to understand why it wasn't, and that will be part of our investigation."

The commission has no indication that Repsol did anything wrong.

"We don't like it when this happens, but it's one of the known risks," Foerster said. "It's something we know might happen and we've engineered, not a solution to it, but a prevention of disaster. The diverter is what we have engineered to handle this kind of incident should it happen, and it does, so everything happened the way it was supposed to happen."

Foerster does not describe the incident as a blowout. There no burning rig, loss of life or oil spread over the tundra. A better description, she said, is a "loss of well control."


With people like Foerster on the payroll what can any one expect to be much different? She is a goof ball that needs a job as a cashier at Wall Mart.

“Love Can See Us Through”

Since: Aug 10

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Apr 25, 2012
I don't know that I'd even trust her to ring up my groceries.
elmer fittery

Saint Charles, MO

#3 May 23, 2012
If you had a blow out like BP did off the coast of the USA, what would be the result?
Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#4 May 23, 2012
Good question: MY TAKE the artic would be destroyed and all life might vanish.

And what makes matters even worse I have the cure but those in Big Oil and Gas and in all governments will not even listen.

WHY? I donít know?

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