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And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« on: November 26, 2016, 09:48:46 pm »
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/seafloorscience/slopes/slopes_slides.html

As the ocean level and temperature changes, we can probably expect a return of these bastards.

Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.
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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 09:55:34 pm »
Ahhh yes, good old methane clathrates. A positive feedback greenhouse effect PLUS massive underwater landslides.

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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 11:03:23 pm »
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/seafloorscience/slopes/slopes_slides.html

As the ocean level and temperature changes, we can probably expect a return of these bastards.

Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.

Well, they do a pretty good job at knackering themselves on their own, so it won't take much to completely fuck a few. There's also a going to be huge numbers of them coming up for decommissioning over the next 5-20 years which raises the chances of fucking one in transit up massively. It gets more interesting when you look at the north sea in particular as no-one even knows which dry docks are likely to be viable or even permissible. This has lead to a few people looking at african docks as a plan C that may have to be plan A if governments aren't able to get their shit together.

At this rate, it's probably not wise to bet against R'lyeh rising mid 2017.
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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 11:28:54 pm »
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/seafloorscience/slopes/slopes_slides.html

As the ocean level and temperature changes, we can probably expect a return of these bastards.

Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.

Well, they do a pretty good job at knackering themselves on their own, so it won't take much to completely fuck a few. There's also a going to be huge numbers of them coming up for decommissioning over the next 5-20 years which raises the chances of fucking one in transit up massively. It gets more interesting when you look at the north sea in particular as no-one even knows which dry docks are likely to be viable or even permissible. This has lead to a few people looking at african docks as a plan C that may have to be plan A if governments aren't able to get their shit together.

At this rate, it's probably not wise to bet against R'lyeh rising mid 2017.

Suddenly "I made millions in African real estate, and I can make you millions if you invest now!!" doesn't invoke the impression of a scam.
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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 01:38:09 am »
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/seafloorscience/slopes/slopes_slides.html

As the ocean level and temperature changes, we can probably expect a return of these bastards.

Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.

Well, they do a pretty good job at knackering themselves on their own, so it won't take much to completely fuck a few. There's also a going to be huge numbers of them coming up for decommissioning over the next 5-20 years which raises the chances of fucking one in transit up massively. It gets more interesting when you look at the north sea in particular as no-one even knows which dry docks are likely to be viable or even permissible. This has lead to a few people looking at african docks as a plan C that may have to be plan A if governments aren't able to get their shit together.

At this rate, it's probably not wise to bet against R'lyeh rising mid 2017.

Operating ones are the ones that give me the willies.  Especially if they're close to shore and the Tsunami from one direction causes a mudslide (and thus another Tsunami) in the other direction. 
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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 01:43:38 am »
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/seafloorscience/slopes/slopes_slides.html

As the ocean level and temperature changes, we can probably expect a return of these bastards.

Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.

Well, they do a pretty good job at knackering themselves on their own, so it won't take much to completely fuck a few. There's also a going to be huge numbers of them coming up for decommissioning over the next 5-20 years which raises the chances of fucking one in transit up massively. It gets more interesting when you look at the north sea in particular as no-one even knows which dry docks are likely to be viable or even permissible. This has lead to a few people looking at african docks as a plan C that may have to be plan A if governments aren't able to get their shit together.

At this rate, it's probably not wise to bet against R'lyeh rising mid 2017.

Operating ones are the ones that give me the willies.  Especially if they're close to shore and the Tsunami from one direction causes a mudslide (and thus another Tsunami) in the other direction.

"Tsunami lung" developed among a huge number of victims of the 2011 incident that caused Fukushima. That and literally dealing with FLAMING LETHALLY TOXIC WATER that flows EVERYWHERE.

That was just regular water coming ashore.  :eek:
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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 10:50:29 pm »
Worth noting there's been a 7.3 near fukishima recently, tsunami warnings abound.

The other thing that will suffer as much as the rigs will be cargo shipping. At least one firm was recently on it's arse with ships literally stranded at sea. A serious loss or two will be more than enough to put some firms out of business.

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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 01:24:41 am »
Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.

Indeed, it would be very bad if there was another deepwater horizon  type incident or crewmen on a manned rig got killed.

(In cases where only the rig itself is damaged however I think it would be a clear case of "they sowed the wind and now are going to reap the whirlwind" on the part of the oil companies)
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Re: And now another thing to worry about as the climate changes.
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 10:22:36 am »
Tsunamis in weird places aside, I'm just thinking of what will happen to offshore drilling rigs.

Indeed, it would be very bad if there was another deepwater horizon  type incident or crewmen on a manned rig got killed.

(In cases where only the rig itself is damaged however I think it would be a clear case of "they sowed the wind and now are going to reap the whirlwind" on the part of the oil companies)

I was thinking a scenario in which the rig (or rigs), wellhead, and everything else got shorn off at or below the ocean floor.  The survival chances of the crew are about potato, and the damage done by the rigs are each far worse than the DWH.  Especially in the case of a "chain reaction" wave.
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