I must admit, I’ve recently become transfixed watching the live footage of BP’s underwater robots frantically trying to mitigate the deepwater horizon oil leak. The video feed gave me a whole new perspective of the technical challenges of deep-sea offshore oil drilling. I’ve attached a few of the screenshots of the feed that I’ve captured — screenshots which I think tell at least part of the story. In many of the images you can clearly see the blowout preventer and the riser which collapsed when the platform sank on April 22nd, 2010.