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USGS Twitter Event: Press Conference -- Deepwater Horizon Oil Flow Update (May 2010)

This is an archived copy of the "USGS Twitter Event: Press Conference -- Deepwater Horizon Oil Flow Update (May 2010)" as of June 4, 2010. The tweets listed below have not been modified in anyway.

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USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: Thanks to everyone for following.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:23:52 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: This is a very significant spill.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:23:19 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: Q: Can we say #oilspill has eclipsed Exxon-Valdez in terms of amount of oil?
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:23:04 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: So they took a middle number they felt was conservative but defensible. Then dev. group to look more closely when more info. available.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:21:06 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Original estimate was based on limited data from NOAA. They did have numbers that ranged from 1k-13k bbls/day based on surface obs.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:20:18 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: CNN: How did original est. get it wrong?
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:19:15 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: instantaneous rates while Mass Balance is looking at integrated data.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:18:47 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: 12k-19k is the overlap of both independent estimates. Plume Team came up with 12k-25k. Diff. kinds of estimates. Plume looking at . . .
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:18:32 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: Wall Street Journal: What is the lower-bound range?
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:17:50 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: . . . gas. About 75% of video flow was actually gas, so surface gave better estimate.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:17:36 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Video data problematic bc dominated by gas phase. Until RIT tool put into riser at ocean flow there was no way to correct how much was
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:17:12 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: LA Times: Why were video analyses not employed earlier?
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:16:29 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Team had some hiccups getting data from BP bc files from ROV's were too big, but now we have more data than we know what to do with.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:15:52 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: We will be making names of fed. team members public soon.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:15:19 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Flow Rate Team did not give an upper bound bc flow goes btw gas & oil phase. Stay tuned. Mass Balanced Team shows avg. flow rate.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:15:06 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: AP: What is the upper bound of the video observation team? Are you satisfied with BP's cooperation in terms of video? Provide names of team?
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:13:38 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: Question and Answer Session to begin.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:12:42 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: My scientific team pulled all-nighters to come up with this data. Thanks to team for their hard work.'
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:12:26 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: 3 methodologies cited today suggest 12k bbls/day, while 2 suggest as much as 19k bbls/day.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:12:04 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Both teams have own limitations and biases, so we are combining both results.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:10:20 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: 2nd Team - Plume Modeling Team used video footage to determine flow rate from pipe. Est.12k-25k barrels per day.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:10:01 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Rate of release est. at 12k-19k barrels per day.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:08:56 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: We estimate130k-270k barrels of oil present on surface as of May 17. Est. a similar amt. has been burnt, skimmed, dispersed or evap.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:08:38 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: 1st Team, Mass Balance Team analyzed how much oil on surface of Gulf with USGS data using NASA satellite technology.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:07:41 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: How we developed our estimate . . .
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:06:22 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: We are still getting more data and refining our scientific model.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:06:11 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Since Day One, the Administration's response has been based on the classification of the event as a worst-case scenario.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:05:55 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: I am also leading the Flow Rate Technical group, includes reps from government, scientists and academic institutions. BP not involved.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:05:17 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: MM: Just got back from Houston last night. We have been working nonstop to get the source stopped and the flow under control.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:04:25 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: Dr. McNutt's Statement begins.
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 14:03:49 +0000 | status link
USGS Live profile imageUSGSLive: RT @USGS: Tune into @USGSLive at 10 am EST 2 follow @USGS Dir. Marcia McNutt's News Media Teleconference 2 Discuss Updates on Oil Flow R ...
Published by: USGSLive on Thu, 27 May 2010 13:54:27 +0000 | status link

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