Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beyond BP (NYSE:BP) Oil Spill, Kevin Costner Lays Out His Future Disaster Plan

Kevin Costner, who co-founded 'Ocean Therapy,' who developed a centrifuge system to separate oil and water which was deployed in helping to clean up the Gulf of Mexico, has now proposed a disaster plan for possible future oil spills in the Gulf.

The actor has been peddling his proposal to Gulf governors, members of Congress, and most recently to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich.

Costner's suggestion is to create what he called "coastal response facilities," which would be placed in several strategic cities on the Gulf coast, including Corpus Christi, Texas; Gulfport, Miss.; Pensacola, Fla., or Mobile, Ala.; Key West, Fla, and Port Fourchon and Lake Charles,

Costs to implement the plan would be about $895 million, and would entail a scattered fleet of 190 vessels which would be prepared for future accidents.

Oil giants Chevron (NYSE:CVX), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) earlier in the year said they wanted to put together a rapid-response system, which would focus primarily making a better-designed blowout preventer which would to capture the oil better if there were a disaster.

Coster's plan focuses instead on oil which has reached the surface. That of course coincides with the types of equipment his company uses, which cleans the oil from the surface.

1 comment:

  1. It angers me that Kevin Costner is allowed to go in front of Congress trying to push his machine AGAIN, when his company was not the one that was approved by BP. His machines were never purchased, like he claimed. They were only leased. Costner was put first on the list only because of popularity.

    Bp finally tested the UNDERWATER VORAXIAL SEPARATOR (EVTN) the company is Enviro Voraxial Tech and approved it for use, however it was too late. They already dispersed the oil and as we all know is on the ocean's floor.

    EVTN's Submerisible Voraxial allows oil and water to be separated while still out in the ocean. Costners, you had to collect the water, bring it to a place where it can be seperated and then return the clean water. EVTN's is not only separtors the water/oil faster, it ellimates the step of collecting the oil/water mixture. It is positioned off the side of a boat and submerged. It is that simple.

    BP was ready to fit the submersible voraxial in there RAPID ATTACK TEAM A (RATS). Not Costners.
    This is their web site...
    They should be in front of Congress...