In case my better half thinks that the cupcake/3D design is only for fun/evil, as well as an inherent desire to change the world, here is a design suggestion I submitted to BP for evaluation in sealing the fractured pipe.
I know that some/many of the most creative minds in the world are on Thingiverse, and I am hoping/urging the other operators to spend some time looking at how to seal the pipe and save a lot of carbon-based lifeforms.
BP is taking recommendations at: http://www.horizonedocs.com/artform.php
The attached PDF file describes the mechanism.
- The white block is for you to select the sealing plates and rotate them against.
- The scale of the design was intentionally large (1000mm). Do not try to print the parts inside!
Let us do something about this!