I suppose it is conceivable that there may have been tampering with the rig, or extreme carelessness, but how the hell would that account for a valve that is a mile below the surface not working properly? I thought the valve was supposed to be practically fail safe.
Exactly. That is why I would like to know for sure if it was just an accident... and put to rest the thoughts of possible marine terrorism.
FR has many experts. I’m hoping someone can elaborate and explain.
Do you know who manufactured the valve?
I’m willing to bet the Blow Out Preventer was made in China. We have already lost planes, a bridge, and other things to steel marked as a higher quality than it actually is.
I am not expert but they have redundancy back ups on everything. No blow outs on thousands of wells in 16 years of Bush and Clinton.
Major hurricanes have blown through the gulf - big ones and pipes were scattered, some platforms damaged, a real mess but the well heads all held up.
I smell a rat.