Skip to comments.Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig ( Oil Spill resulted - from Deepwater Horizon Rig )
Posted on 05/13/2010 12:49:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Managers at oil giant BP PLC decided to forge ahead in finishing work on the doomed Deepwater Horizon rig despite some tests suggesting that highly combustible gas had seeped into the well, according to testimony released by congressional investigators and documents seen by The Wall Street Journal.
The move to start withdrawing heavy drilling fluid that prevents gas from escaping the well, despite some worrisome tests and before a final cement plug could be placed in the well, raises questions about the judgments made on the rig in the hours before an explosion erupted into the night air of April 20, killing 11 and eventually leaving oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Still say sabotage....
How would that have happened?
I say BP didn’t want top spend the Mone and time ( 10 days and 5 Million ) to try and fix a fuzzy problem.( per the article )
Still say sabotage....
What evidence sways you towards that conclusion?
And more I learn of the details, combined with a couple decades in the oil/gas industry, the more certain I am that it was not sabotage.
And the BP personnel were concerned about promotions....
It was a Money decision.
Great job on these threads Earnest; I’ve learned more about this in the last week thanks to you and your linked threads than through any other source.
Keep it up!
Ernest, I’ve looked for any standard operating procedure that the government had in place in the event of a serious spill.
I’ve not found one at MMS or googling.
Do you know of any crisis management steps the government was on record with regarding serious oil spills? Thanks.
The only way for something like that (the S word) to occur would be if someone dumped about 50lbs of sugar in the final cement bin before it was pressured up.
That only creates a blowout.
Lots of blowouts happen and don’t go this far south.
This was multiple things going wrong, both procedure and mechanical.
I have no idea,...you might be the expert .
I’m the guy who’s looking for but still hasn’t gotten his hands on a gov’t SOP for the event of a major oilrig spill.
Why should the government have that?
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