Guest Post: Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore, Green-Lighted And Fast-Tracked Project

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Submitted by Wayne Madsen of www.OilPrice.com

Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore
 
President Obama and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were informed that BP would drill an unprecedented 35,000 feet well bore at the Macondo site off the coast of Louisiana. In September 2009, the Deepwater Horizon successfully sunk a well bore at a depth of 35,055 below sea level at the Tiber Prospect in the Keathley Canyon block 102 in the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of Houston.
 
During the September drilling operations, the Deepwater Horizon drill penetrated a massive undersea oil deposit but BP's priorities changed when the Macondo site in the Mississippi Canyon off the coast of Louisiana was found to contain some 3-4 billion barrels of oil in an underground cavern estimated to be about the size of Mount Everest. It was as a result of another 35,000 feet well bore sank by the Deepwater Horizon at the Macondo site that the catastrophic explosion occurred on April 20.
 
According to the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) sources within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Pentagon and Interior and Energy Departments told the Obama Administration that the newly-discovered estimated 3-4 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico would cover America's oil needs for up to eight months if there was a military attack on Iran that resulted in the bottling up of the Strait of Hormuz to oil tanker traffic, resulting in a cut-off of oil to the United States from the Persian Gulf.
 
Obama, Salazar, Chu, and Gates green-lighted the risky Macondo drilling operation from the outset, according to WMR's government sources.
 
WMR learned that BP was able to have several safety checks waved because of the high-level interest by the White House and Pentagon in tapping the Gulf of Mexico bonanza find in order to plan a military attack on Iran without having to be concerned about an oil and natural gas shortage from the Persian Gulf after an outbreak of hostilities with Iran.
 
BP still has an ongoing operation to drill down to 40,000 feet below sea level at the Liberty field off the north coast of Alaska.

Source: http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Obama-Administration-Knew-About-Deepwater-Horizon-35000-Feet-Well-Bore.html

By. Wayne Madsen for Oilprice.com who offer detailed analysis on Oil, alternative Energy, Commodities, Finance and Geopolitics. They also provide free Geopolitical intelligence to help investors gain a greater understanding of world events and the impact they have on certain regions and sectors. Visit: http://www.oilprice.com

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jkruffin's picture

Uh oh,  they just got caught with their hands in the cookie jar.  The greed has come back to haunt Obammy and his boys.  America,  it is time!!!!  We have to take this country back and form it back to a democracy.  Otherwise, we are all going to be suffering at the expense of these morons!  Rally date in DC anyone?

Ragnarok's picture

The Liberty project is on a man made Island (pad) and from one location the will drill to 40,000 feet mostly horizontally several times at several different azimuths (think octopus).  Completely different type of well.  Parker Drilling will be operating the rig for BP.

illyia's picture

That is very interesting. It would appear you know much about this. Please continue to enlighten.

Thx.

Broken_Trades's picture

http://rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=79639

 

These are ERD -'Extended Reach Driling' wells.  They cover more vertical section than TVD ie they reach out very far horizontally.  This is absolutely nothing like the well in the gulf.

 

"The Liberty rig's ultra-extended-reach wells, guided by 3-D seismic imagery, will extend nearly two miles deep and as far as eight miles out, some with measured depths exceeding the current record of over seven and a half miles."

 

The reason the wells are so deep is because they are drilling from a LAND RIG to targets that are in the ocean.  And when I say "deep" I am talking about Measured Depth (ie the length of the well) not True Vertical Depth (ie the actual depth of the well)

 

... some 3-4 billion barrels of oil in an underground cavern estimated to be about the size of Mount Everest.

 

^^^  Seriously  WTF is this SH*T.  THere is no such thing as an underground cavern of oil.  This reporting is BS.

 

Please stop posting sensational bullcrap from Oilprice.com.  It's complete rubish.

thanks!

Wernerempire's picture

Utter BS indeed.

One tiny well in the golf, even if it was to produce 100,000 bbl / day, does shiona for the energy thirst of the USA.

 

People, please become aware of the order of magnitude of daily oil consumption.

The US used 20,680,000 bbl/day in 2007, every day.

anynonmous's picture

President Obama and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were informed that BP would drill an unprecedented 35,000 feet well bore at the Macondo site off the coast of Louisiana. (however Tony Hayward, BP's CEO had no knowledge of this project)

 

 

Dr. Richard Head's picture

We are supposed to be a Republic and the Republic is supposed to be governed by its charter (US Consitution).  A democracy is a two wolves and a sheep voting on what is for dinner.

jkruffin's picture

Republic is fine with me,  we need to get some organization as citizens millions strong and let's put a stop to these crooks.

ZakuKommander's picture

So is a Republic two wolves getting sheep to decide which of the wolves gets the first bite?

cirrus's picture

NO.  Republic is the rule of established law and not the masses.

Big Al's picture

Good answer.  The problem is that the people who wind up "leading" the republic won't be any more competent or smarter than the "masses".  They will be rich kids who went to boarding schools and slept and partied their way through Harvard and/or Yale.

And the posters who prefer a "republic" will still be part of the disenfranchised masses. 

Ropingdown's picture

The reply is well-known: "Liberty is a well-armed sheep appealing the outcome." Franklin

 

Grappa's picture

A real working democracy is two wolves and a well armed sheep.

DosZap's picture

Dr.

+1000,

I would prefer Anarchy, over a Democracy(unless it were a Republican/Representative  form).Majority rule, is true tyranny(mob rule), if their is no representative form of Gv't.

Also, for those that MAY have missed it here......OBAMA has recieved/DID recieve more $$$$$ from BP than ANY other member of Congress, before even being elected.

Now ain't dat sumpin'?,Whoda' thunk?.

Ragnarok's picture

Of course and in return for that and being the "greenest" oil company BP would have access to the white house along the same level as GE.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

When the time comes, bring something hard to clang against the iron fence around the White House, so as to make selves heard loud and clear...

caconhma's picture

After all, the Deepwater Horizon  disaster was a "God Blessing" for American people. The Nobel Peace laureate Obama (and his Zionist  puppeteers) a new war, this time  against Iran, was derailed. WOW.

All America needs is another Obama war. Shit, this man is extremely dangerous. He is worse than POS Bush.

bulbar's picture

WMR learned that BP was able to have several safety checks waved because of the high-level interest by the White House and Pentagon in tapping the Gulf of Mexico bonanza find in order to plan a military attack on Iran.....

 

Oh that's beautiful.  That's what you get when you apply minority quotas to the office of the president. 

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Lights!  Camera! (affirmative) ACTION!

DosZap's picture

Seems ANWAR would have been a lot more simple....and we would not have this mess.

tmosley's picture

NEWSFLASH: McCain would have done the same thing, and said so.

Both parties are the same.  No need to resort to collectivist swipes.

bjennings's picture

Bravo.  I'm a little hesitant to join the rallying cry of taking back this country in that those doing the trying all too often tend to be the ones who simply want to put the other head of the two headed monster back in power.  I too want to take this country back but it has a little bit more to do with other things than simply being pissed that a black man is in office.

bada boom's picture

So does that mean the war is off?

IBelieveInMagic's picture

Rescheduled for a later date.

bada boom's picture

Yeah, right after the Iranians help stop the leak.

DocLogo's picture

Hypothetically, let's pretend that what happened was no accident but a controlled demo...could be some group (the military?) making sure an attack doesn't happen.

bob_dabolina's picture

Obama should look into suing himself. He sues everyone else. I don't see why he doesn't have his homeboy Eric Holder look into it.

bjennings's picture

I guess you object to fighting a judge that has been bought and paid for by the oil companies.

Mikebrah's picture

I predict this thread will get a lot of posts.

Sudden Debt's picture

can you also predict tomorrows weather?

Wynn's picture

tomorrow will be dreary, with a 50% chance of doom.

just like every day after, for the next twenty years or so

Gully Foyle's picture

 Wynn

ANNIE]
The sun'll come out 
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar 
That tomorrow 
There'll be sun! 

Just thinkin' about
Tomorrow 
Clears away the cobwebs, 
And the sorrow 
'Til there's none! 

When I'm stuck with a day
That's gray, 
And lonely, 
I just stick out my chin 
And Grin, 
And Say, 
Oh! 

The sun'll come out
Tomorrow 
So ya gotta hang on 
'Til tomorrow 
Come what may 
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow! 
You're always
A day
A way! 

Wynn's picture

I was kidding there Gully, but thanks for posting that ridiculous song :-)

 

RichardENixon's picture

You're missing the fact that during the Great Depression there was still hope.

ozziindaus's picture

Yeh but what about the weather? Pretty bad i bet

tmosley's picture

I can predict yesterday's weather.

I also have the amazing ability to bend a spoon using only my hand.

tony bonn's picture

more proof that obama is a stool pigeon for the oil interests and joseph goebel's grandson....

Dont Taze Me Bro's picture

Oil interest? Did you not read the post?

If this story turns out to be true, then it would be due to AIPAC -- i.e. accommodating their crazy and grandiose ambitions in the middle east.

 

Sudden Debt's picture

Is it me or is actually EVERY government in the WORLD corrupt? Oh yeah... AND BROKE! And did I mention corrupt already?

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

It has been noted by some...You might enjoy Bill Hicks comments on this matter

 "I hope you know this -- I think you do -- all governments are lying cocksuckers."