A smoking gun? This thread on God Like Productions blew me away. Click on the GDL link to read the comments, which offer a treasure trove of new insights about the blowout. Follow the links posted throughout the comments and you may have a far better understanding of what what happened before April 20th. Macondo well not capped, BP, oil blowout, Gulf of Mexico. This information is important.
This well is not capped.
Matt Simmons if getting a lot of flack right now. This post explains his position. This was originally posted at The World Vision Portal. Please check the comments on that site as well.
After reading the following, I'm sure everyone will also reach the same logical conclusion as I have based on the evidence, facts and truth I'm presenting here. All illustrations are taken directly from the referenced reports cited below.
THE BILOXI DOME
At Latitude 28/40/00 N and Longitude 88/26/00 W [decimal Latitude 28.6666 Longitude -88.4333] in the Gulf of Mexico is an ancient volcanic crater. It's geographically classified as an undersea hill and the common name given to it is the Biloxi Dome. It's located approximately 7 miles or about 12 kilometers southwest from the BP Deepwater Horizon well [Latitude 28/44/17 N Longitude 88/21/57 W].
In this satellite picture, the Biloxi Dome is at the center of the picture and looks like a shoe or an oblong shaped rim of a volcano:
In this satellite image, the BP Deepwater Horizon well is marked in white and is positioned northeast of the Biloxi Dome crater:
NOAA Underwater Joint Analysis Group Study
NOAA (National Oceanographic and Aeronautical Administration) has now released their underwater study, the Joint Analysis Group (JAG) Review, which examined subsurface oil in and around the BP Deepwater Horizon well #1 - located in Mississippi Canyon block 252 - from May 19 to June 19, 2010.
Their report presented data collected by five research vessels; the R/V Brooks McCall, R/V Ocean Veritas, R/V Walton Smith, R/V Thomas Jefferson, and R/V Gordon Gunter.
They used a scientific method called Fluorometry to measure for underwater oil. Fluorescence Spectroscopy - a/k/a Fluorometry or Spectrofluorometry - is a type of electromagnetic spectroscopy which analyzes fluorescence. It usually utilizes a beam of ultraviolet light that excites the electrons in molecules of certain compounds and causes them to emit light of a lower energy, such as visible light. For more information on how this works, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescence_spectroscopy.
Conclusions made from their report stated that their Fluorometry measurements showed the presence of oil at a depth between 1000 and 1300 meters. They also concluded that active oil seeps were mapped at about 12 kilometers southwest of the BP Deepwater Horizon wellhead.
As I stated above, the Biloxi Dome is located approximately 12 kilometers southwest of the BP Deepwater Horizon well. This means that NOAA and the Joint Analysis Group positively identified the Biloxi Dome to be the source of the active oil leaks.
SEAFLOOR LEAKS AT BILOXI DOME
Below is a closeup of the leaks from May 19 through June 19 at the (now identified) Biloxi Dome. There are seven major leaks shown as purple colored cylinders from the JAG report:
Included within the NOAA Interim Project Mission Report June 3-11, 2010 aboard NOAA's Research Vessel, the R/V Thomas Jefferson, is a 3D rendering of the Biloxi Dome leaks showing greater detail. At the time, they did not report the location of these major ocean floor leaks. If you look closely at the 3D rendering, you can easily see it shows the seven purple cylinders denoting the identified leaks along the rim of the Biloxi Dome crater.
Oil leaks (red and yellow columns) mapped by Thomas Jefferson, and by Gordon Gunter (purple cylinders) along with CTD stations showing high fluorescence (brown, green and white spheres). Deepwater Horizon well site is in background (red cylinder) and distribution of Bottom Following Reflectors is represented by orange lines.
DISTANCES OF THE OIL LEAKS TO DEEPWATER HORIZON
Using the identified sea floor leaks in the Biloxi Dome crater rim along with the BP Deepwater Wellhead position, and then overlaying that NOAA map with Google Earth, the following image reveals a very clear and startling picture:
Map created by Alexander Higgins
Each verified oil leak along the crater rim of the Biloxi Dome is tagged with numbers 3 through 9. Here are the calculated distances between each identified leak and BP's Deepwater Horizon well #1 along with the Latitude and Longitude locations of each oil leak:
No. / Latitude / Longitude / Kilometer distance / Mileage distance
#3 / 28°40’38.71″N / -88°24’51.74″W / 08.26 km from BP Well / 5.13 miles from BP Well
#4 / 28°40’14.87″N / -88°24’34.36″W / 08.63 km from BP Well / 5.36 miles from BP Well
#5 / 28°41’39.42″N / -88°29’05.44″W / 12.59 km from BP Well / 7.82 miles from BP Well
#6 / 28°41’00.14″N / -88°28’33.90″W / 12.36 km from BP Well / 7.68 miles from BP Well
#7 / 28°40’51.22″N / -88°27’04.30″W / 10.49 km from BP Well / 6.51 miles from BP Well
#8 / 28°40’19.30″N / -88°28’04.34″W / 12.38 km from BP Well / 7.69 miles from BP Well
#9 / 28°39’28.11″N / -88°27’24.13″W / 12.59 km From BP Well / 7.82 miles from BP Well
The average distance between all seven oil leaks and the Deepwater Horizon well is 6.8 miles or 11 kilometers.
CONCLUSIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
I have been repeatedly posting on other forums (including GLP under my User Name Oiled in Florida) and have stated on Free Association Radio hosted by Robert Phoenix that the cause of the major oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico was from a source 7-10 miles away from the well that exploded the Deepwater Horizon rig. My estimated distance was short by 2/10ths of a mile.
The major oil leak source that is creating enormous undersea lakes of oil a/k/a oil plumes - which BP then mixes Corexit into - is the ancient seabed Gulf of Mexico volcanic crater commonly called the Biloxi Dome.
The recent July capping and pressure testing of BP Deepwater Horizon well #1 did NOT cause the Biloxi Dome leaks as they were verified between May 19 and June 19 while the Deepwater Horizon well was still leaking oil.
There is a calculated and deliberate cover-up regarding the facts I have presented above. Not a single talking head on TV nor a single newspaper has dared to report the truth... and that truth is more than obvious to anyone who would have bothered to read the latest JAG Report. Apparently, they can neither read nor do they have any investigative reporters on their payrolls. That includes over 100 days of erroneous, misleading, and downright lying statements made from the DC Executive Mansion as well as the US Coast Guard.