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Kevin Costner’s Dream Machine and Ocean Therapy Solutions

June 26, 2010

7/3/2010 Update – I emailed OTS on 7/1/2010, asking if they could verify that BP is actually utilizing the 32 V20 devices.  To date, I have received no response.


Not too long ago, a question came up regarding the Gulf Oil Spill — hey … where is Hollywood?  It seems that we have become accustom to the “power of Hollywood” to step up, and accomplish what many cannot during disasters.  Think quickly about the telethons manned by celebrities that helped out with hurricane Katrina, the Nashville flooding, etc.  The difference is that the Gulf Oil Spill is not viewed as a “natural disaster,” and therefore it seems that the responsibility of resolution resides with BP.  In case you haven’t noticed, Hollywood has stayed rather quiet.  However, now emerges Kevin Costner, and his brother, Dan.

Fifteen years ago, Costner began investing in centrifuge technology, which could separate oil from water.   He did this by funding a team of scientists on the dream of developing a technology which could be used in massive oil spills.  His patience, hope and investment has finally paid off by developing a high-tech centrifuge. 

Kevin, his brother, John Houghtaling II (CEO), Patrick Smith and Professor Eric Hoek have partnered together to form Ocean Therapy Solutions.  

Please see the two videos below, in addition to the “Spinning Solution” from the L.A. Times.

The V20 centrifuge device (32 have been ordered by BP) is capable of cleaning 200 gallons of water per minute, and extracting 210,000 gallons of oil per day.  Each V20 machine weighes up to 5 tons each.  The extracted oil is stored in tanks / barges, and the water is approximately 99% clean of crude.  Two V20’s were deployed in the deepest water of Gulf Oil spill area on June 3, 2010, with a third device deployed in shallow water.  The remaining devices are expected to be working within the Gulf region within the next 30 days.  The devices will be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.




Kevin Costner – Press Conference 6/24/2010


Oil Spill Centrifuge Technology Deployed  (video courtesy of BP)

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