Skip to comments.BP disaster started in February?
Posted on 06/19/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT by kara2008
Until this week, the general impression of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf has been that the explosion took everyone by surprise, and that neither BP nor a dysfunctional MMS had any idea that the well had reached a critical stage. Two days ago, however, Bloomberg reported that both BP and MMS were well aware of the high risk of a blowout at that particular well. BP and its subcontractor Transocean had in fact been fighting against a blowout for over two months, and MMS was well aware of the situation:
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MMS utterly failed to regulate the safety of BPs deep-water drilling operations. Where are those who signed off on this rig up until Feb Mar April May???
They had plenty of forewarning to have skimmers, boom material, manpower, an action plan, etc standing by. Why werent BP and MMS prepared for the worst case scenario?
Also, Goldman Sachs and BP CEO Tony Hayward sold a bunch of BP stock during the 1st Quarter, seemingly, unaware of the then thought impending disaster. This indicates otherwise.
Yes, this makes it much more understandable why Hayward dumped such a large amount of BP shares of stock.
The “official release” will contradict. Save this page. Watch it ‘evolve’.
It’s all Bush’s fault.
Does anyone know how to remove this from Breaking news? I didn’t mean to post it under breaking!!!
I bumped it to breaking.
Hit abuse on your thread and ask the mod to change it.
"BP didnt exactly keep it a secret, either. They informed MMS of the problem, which apparently did nothing to intervene in a situation serious enough that a similar situation caused Exxon to shut down its well in 2006."
This is already in the Federal Record.
There is an official transaction record of the insider selling. There is an official record of cuts to the CG.
There is no way to spin this. It is what it.
Good point. When I first saw that report, I didn't think too much of it because executives sell company stock all the time, usually just to diversify their holdings. This report puts it in a whole new light.
Because they were getting out of the OIL DRILLING business, and into the new and very profitable GREEN ENERGY business.
The guy who headed the MMS for 12 years had quit/was let go so Obama could put in one of his 'insiders' who would waive the rules for BP so they could finish the drill, and turn it over to oil producer. It was costing them big bucks every day in penalties because they were behind schedule.
Obama in his 'insiders' had been working with BP on crafting the new CAP AND TRADE legislation, and they wanted BP off the well before the bill went in for a vote.
Mother Nature had other ideas, however.
LOL. (I thought I screwed up.) Thanks Jim!
So MMSknew there were big problems and allowed them to continue? To me this places the blame more on what the federal government did not do to keep this from happening.
This particular well was snake bitten from the beginning. As you pointed out the permit was taken back in 09. Drilling began Oct. 09 with another drilling platform which was damaged by a hurricane in the gulf. That platform had to be removed for repairs.
Deepwater Horizon finished another major deep find for BP in late 09 [Tiber] and they moved that platform in to drill this [Macondo] well. Once started in Jan. 10 they were down about 13,000 ft had a problem down how with some tool, had to cement it in, come back up hole and start again at a slant. That attempt finally got the the reservior they were drilling far and then the other problems began culminating in the blowout/spill.
If this new timeline is correct, it certainly puts Obama’s announcement to open up drilling in a new (and much more sinister) light.
He probably thought he’d win the undying loyalty of the Drill, Baby, Drill crowd and that they’d stick with him even after he “reluctantly” had to reverse his decision in face of the “unacceptable” risks that he expected to be revealed once the almost-certain gusher at Deepwater began. Apparently he failed to consider that the DBD crowd would be appalled at his unnecessary 6 month moratorium on deep water drilling and that they’d be equally appalled at his inept handling of the entire situation. If his thinking really ran along the lines suggested above, it would be a classic example of being too clever by half.
April 20, 2010 TRANSOCEAN DEEPWATER HORIZON explodes, killing 11
I'm starting to wonder if the O admin was rushing for this well to get oil up in time for O's big offshore drilling expansion speech.
In order for this to happen in a timely manner, shortcuts have to been taken.
But then, it led to a disaster beyond anyones control, and the O can't handle it.
That must explain his lack of responsiveness to this disaster.
Sorry, O, things never work out as planned when you rush it.
I think this is a cover story and a distraction to avoid a real investigation; get the public to accept a baseline story and everyone one can move away from a thorough forensic investigation to begin with. Second, this does not explain why this regime has stalled, interfered and deliberately avoided what is needed to minimize impact of drifting oil slicks, which they have had the opportunity to prepare against. Unless the goal has been to displace a large section of populace and economy making the area so depressed which benefits friends of government.
I suspect Tony might be heading to jail.
Freaky, dude. Must have been seperated at birth.
The oil Industry does not need additional regulation as you advocate, but rather the industry players need to follow standard procedures.
Keep Your Government Out of My Industry
It would also be interesting to see a timeline of those shorting BP stock.
BP is one of the biggest players on the European climate exchange. The ECX is 50% owned by the CCX.
In addition to the sub surface blowout preventers there is a "diverter" system at the surface to keep gas from getting to the rig floor. The diverter is a low pressure closure of the riser so diverter lines can direct gas over the sides of the rig.
Human error, lack of attention, deliberate delays all could contribute to this problem. Failure of so many equipment items in early stages seems unlikely. After the rig explosion and sinking I wouldn't be surprised if conditions changed to the extent that nothing subsea performed as intended.
This situation clearly illustrates how utterly INCOMPETENT the federal regulations and regulators are. I am outraged that MMS and the idiotic Obama administration/FEDS are NOT being held accountable for their sickening incompetence and negligence in the gulf.
Why was BP given passes on permits? Why were they given safety awards? Why hasn't the Jones act been suspended? Why has foreign assistance been turned away? Why are state efforts being delayed and thwarted? Where is the outrage against the so-called "expert" federal regulators?
This would explain the suspicious BP stock action by certain parties (such as Goldman Sucks and CEO Hayward) PRIOR to the blow out. They knew it would blow.
Regulations mean nothing as on almost every rig or platform I have worked federal and state regulations are ignored as each one is exceeded.
Now, could you please cite for me the Federal Regulation that directed the BP engineers on the Deep Water Horizon to forgo standard procedures and replace the drilling fluids with seawater?
Until you are able to cite such a regulation or government directive, the entire weight of this disaster is the responsibility of BP.
“MMS ... apparently did nothing to intervene”: maybe I’m not keeping up, but if BP sees danger, do they just keep dumbly plunging on until MMS intervenes?
Absorbent and yellow and porous was he.
“To me this places the blame more on what the federal government did not do to keep this from happening.”
What this indicates to me is the Fed ain’t run by concerned Americans, but by Chicago Thugs Inc. raping concerned Americans for profit.
It has become more and more apparent to this FReeper that...well my tagline says it all.
Good questions and I’m sure the MSM would not touch a single one with a 10’ pole!
This is a huge scam. I changed my tagline awhile back to reflect what I see is happening.
Cap and Trade will bring Trillions of dollars, and tremendous World power to the hands of the criminal cabal (of which IMO Obama is a major player) that designed this scam.
Obama is a major player in the CCX. What he is NOT doing in the gulf is just another crime.
Impressive photo of the WaxVac 400
I would suggest that if this information is true, the reasons for why worse case scenereo plans were not in place was so this administration could use the expected blow out for political advantage.
Bloomberg is reporting that, from information submitted by BP to the Mining and Mineral Services (MMS), that BP was aware of cracks in the well at least since February, 2010.
BP has been at the forefront of lobbying for cap and trade legislation.
BP CEO Tony Hayward sold £1.4 million of his shares in BP weeks before the spill as reported by the Telegraph. Ironically, Goldman Sachs divested 44% of its shares in BP Oil during the first quarter of 2010. Could it be mere coincidence that the former chairman of BP, Peter Sutherland, is the current chairman of Goldman Sachs?
Right, nothing to see here, move along.
It's high time the American people wake up to the criminal element running this country and the world, who have puppets on BOTH sides of the aisle.
This is an excerpt from an email supposedly sent to ATS from a BP employee that’s interesting:
“All of us concerned BPers (yes, there are many) are talking that something or someone was at the bop and either deliberately caused the blowout or made a grave error that caused the bop to malfunction when the inevitable blowout happened.
Everyone here is talking about it but no one dare say anything to anyone even their families.
There’s also something happening about 100 miles southeast of the rig site with several navy and uscg ships. And Friday two serious looking guys arrive and started directing our sup. Apparently they showed Navy Intelligence ID when they arrived along with a dozen commando looking guys.”
The whole email is here:
They can’t verify its source so they can’t call it real or fake.
Here is the new link.
Excellent post. Thanks for your response.