Gulf Oil Spill Solution

I was asked by a colleague to produce an animated "infomercial" of a possible solution to the Gulf oil spill crisis. The basic idea was to drop a "wind sock-like" device over the well to corral the oil as it heads to the ocean surface, after which it could be processed.  I was given no further advice on the "how-to" aspect. I was told it was to be viewed by the Governor of Louisiana.

 

Obviously, much would have to be worked out from an engineering perspective (constructing such a large wind sock, etc.). Never the less, here is what I came up with. One never knows..........