More on Methane Migration from the Gulf Straight to Bayou Corne

Found this by our well known researcher friend – (in a 2012  comment)

Although the evidence is circumstantial, in the least, Exxon Mobil has provided us with the proof that the Methane seeps and propagation zones extend from the Macondo Wellhead blow out sites as well as the other wellheads that have shown 10,000 to 100,000 times the amount of Methane saturation in the Gulf since the Macondo blowout in 2010 leads straight to the Napoleonville Salt Dome.
If you will scroll to page 28 of the following PDF, then you shall see the migration zone that terminates roughly 10 miles North of Bayou Corne. It is therefor logical to assume that the Methane pressures have risen to such a rate that all along the “Yellow Zone” on page 28 and the graphics on page 31 explains the sinkhole effect, and the enormous pressures involved. Crude oil will soon follow and I fear it has already filled due to the breach on the western wall. If the drilling keeps up next to the Eastern walls by the Australian Drilling Operations….then a total collapse of the Eastern wall is a very high probability. Pressurized Methane Gas is the precursor of liquid oil migrating through the Yellow Seep Zone. I personally see no way to stem or stop this. This is an environmental disaster that will in one way or the other impact and empty all of the surrounding areas in the years to come. Most of the Gulf is in extreme danger!

Map on page 28:

[PDF copy is also on the Methane page]

9 thoughts on “More on Methane Migration from the Gulf Straight to Bayou Corne

  1. Have had this paper for some time. I will read it again more thoroughly. Remember talking with one of our friends about the collapsed salt stock migration pathway shown in Figure 9, on p.36. There is actually quite a lot that is interesting in this paper. For instance, chemically/biologically identifying hydrocarbons and the mention of “hydrocarbons from a Triassic lacustrine source have been encountered along the bounding faults
    of the northern Gulf basin”. I don’t remember if this paper mentions it or if I was reading it elsewhere but the work on identifying individual hydrocarbon sources from combined sources would definitely be pertinent to the BC situation. According to the p.28 map, the migration zone doesn’t terminate near BC. It continues into the Florida Parishes region, northern Louisiana and even into a portion of Mississippi. BP is certainly not the only risky player out there. In fact, I find Exxon’s drilling under the salt weld, from offshore to onshore at their “Davy Jones” site even more interesting. I wonder why more geologists or geology students don’t chime in more on this site. The sidewall failure of the dome being so “unprecedented” and all…I would think that they are all talking about it. Would also think that they would all flock to sites that are also talking about it…even if only to inform/correct the general population’s musings on all of this. Personally, I would love their input!

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