We have been extensively evaluating underwater mapping techniques using existing technologies and viable methods of utilizing shrimpers and trawlers to pull tar oils from the bottom and subsurface plus surface areas. There is great difficulty in collecting plume oil (subsurface emulsified oil) samples from various depths over 25 feet. But the BP Torpedo Bomber, a GRLLC invention, is capable of retrieving samples from any depth needed. This is an effort to locate, track and qualify the concentration level and set up recovery procedures of the submerged oil.
Combining best case skimmer technologies, advance fabrics, oil production equipment, and novel techniques to improve overall efficiencies, the intent of this attack is to reduce the probability of tar oils entering into the fresh water sources for the La Fouche, Jefferson and Plaguemines Parish areas. This approach also reduces the negative impact on beaches, wetlands, oyster beds, estuaries and other coastal areas. Whereas most techniques being used are defensive in nature, the oil Shrimping and trawling approach is an aggressive offensive. While this approach only addresses the bottom and free floating asphatics, we have an additional plan for addressing tar balls hidden under the sands in open and shallow waters.
Utilizing underwater currents, local maxima probabilities, water temperatures and tide directions and strengths, we map out the highest probability areas for locating top, subsurface and bottom tar oil bergs, tar oil islands, and tar balls. By addressing this problem using existing equipment and local personnel, we have the highest probability of success in significantly reducing oil spill problems at the lowest cost denominator.
Attack Boats: Spotter and command vessels utilizing helium balloon mounted visible and infrared cameras with telemetry plus sonar technologies will be on sight of the local maxima locations for addressing the moving tar oil bergs coming from the tar glaciers. These spotter and command vessels utilizing the sonar, visible and infrared capabilities will stay on sight during the 24hour operation of tar oil retrieval.
Utilizing a configuration similar to the below, Shrimpers and Trawlers specially rigged using high tech fabric for the nets will unload their oil catch in front of a high volume skimmer designed to physically separate the tar oils quickly with less water than other skimmer technologies. In addition, utilizing a combination of boom and superabsorbent and nano-technologies, we address a higher removal of tar oils and Corexit from the waters.
Shrimping trawlers slow down in front of the skimmer or Oil Cajunizer to unload its “catch”, tar oils pulled from subsurface and surface locations. Sonar is used to identify the tar during incoming tide in the main and rip currents two to three miles from the coast.
Special nets made of space age materials allow water to pass through while capturing the oils and tars. Marine life is not captured by using a minnow net in front of the tar oil net as a seine, allowing tar through but blocking marine life from entering. The oil shrimper positions itself in front of the minnow net sieve of the skimmer or gulf buster and dumps its load in front on open waters. Either trawling or currents are used to bring the tar oil to the collection area.
The oil Shrimping operation utilizes existing local Shrimping vessels and fleets in both open and bay areas. The Oil Cajunizer or other mechanisms are used as ways of effectively transferring the tar oils from the Shrimping boats to the tar oil processing Command workboat.
In this fashion, utilization of local commercial fisherman is done in an effective way significantly reducing the amount of tar oils that reach the coastal areas. Local personnel familiar with oil and natural gas processing can be used on the workboat for processing of the tar oils towards refinery grade acceptable material. Utilization of the same approach closer to shore is possible to clean up those areas that tar oil reaches not recovered in open waters. By utilizing a first processing tar oil Command workboat, multiple Oil Cajunizer operations can be ran simultaneously to feed the tar oil barge processing operations.