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BP says Halliburton destroyed critical cement test results
Houston Chronicle ^ | 12.5.11 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy i

Posted on 12/05/2011 6:42:19 PM PST by trumandogz

BP on Monday accused Halliburton of destroying potentially damaging internal test results that showed that the cement it used to secure the Macondo well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last year was unstable.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bp; halliburton

1 posted on 12/05/2011 6:42:23 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

BP v. Halliburton, a liberal wet dream.


2 posted on 12/05/2011 6:43:34 PM PST by Mercat
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To: trumandogz

....must be news coming out about Dumbo’s vacation that needs cover.


3 posted on 12/05/2011 6:44:50 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: trumandogz

There were so many shortcuts taken, apparently most at BP’s behest. Halliburton was just one contractor. Of course, it being associated with the Bushes, everybody in the lamestream media blames Halliburton.


4 posted on 12/05/2011 6:49:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: trumandogz

I see the “Blame Bush” derangement syndrome is still in full swing...


5 posted on 12/05/2011 6:56:11 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: trumandogz

Haliburton? I thought this was BP’s cluster——.


6 posted on 12/05/2011 6:56:26 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland ( Obama, President of the Democrats and Joe Biden, VP are the top morons of the DNC.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

BP as in Blowout Preventor, thats where the failure took place. Had it worked as designed there would have been no spill ot leakage.


7 posted on 12/05/2011 7:00:29 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Mercat
BP v. Halliburton, a liberal wet dream.

A legal wet dream. There are going to be a lot of millionaire lawyers making even more millions before this is done.
8 posted on 12/05/2011 7:02:28 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Dusty Road

“BP as in Blowout Preventor, thats where the failure took place. Had it worked as designed there would have been no spill ot leakage.”

The above is an untrue statement.


9 posted on 12/05/2011 7:07:58 PM PST by ngat
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To: trumandogz
showed that the cement it used to secure the Macondo well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last year was unstable.

Cement?
Unstable?
Amazing, at my age, to see that adjective applied to cement. I learn something new every day.

10 posted on 12/05/2011 7:26:04 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: trumandogz
showed that the cement it used to secure the Macondo well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last year was unstable.

Cement?
Unstable?
Amazing, at my age, to see that adjective applied to cement. I learn something new every day.

11 posted on 12/05/2011 7:26:26 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: trumandogz

Ruels! When you mention “Haliburton”, you are suppose to say “Dick Cheney” in the same sentence.


12 posted on 12/05/2011 7:28:19 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Progressives: unteachable, self-loathing and suicidal. They are Kamikaze Utopians. -FReeper wac3rd)
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To: trumandogz

Ruels! When you mention “Haliburton”, you are suppose to say “Dick Cheney” in the same sentence.


13 posted on 12/05/2011 7:28:40 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Progressives: unteachable, self-loathing and suicidal. They are Kamikaze Utopians. -FReeper wac3rd)
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To: Publius6961
Nitrogen injected cement. Makes the cement a light weight, cement sponge/foam.

Less weight means less hydrostatic pressure until it sets, but will accept down hole gas as it exits the bottom of the casing to the outside well bore on the way back up.

They would have also collected cement samples during the job (did in the 80's) for the customer.

14 posted on 12/05/2011 7:42:14 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Dusty Road

I don’t think the blowout preventer was designed to withstand the torque of a million pounds of pipe falling over.


15 posted on 12/05/2011 9:17:57 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: trumandogz

Interesting this. One of the original stories had the Haliburton employees insisting they be allowed to leave the rig as they were claiming that the cement they were ordered to use was not up to snuff.


16 posted on 12/05/2011 9:18:38 PM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: Ingtar

I believe those were Smith or Schlumberger hands that evacuated the platform.


17 posted on 12/05/2011 9:26:44 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Dusty Road

Remembering the concensus was the blowout preventor’s one working hydraulic ram tried to pinch a coupling which would not crush.

From reputations, Haliburton is way ahead of BP regading corner cutting. They are unlikely to be able to pin this on Haliburton.


18 posted on 12/05/2011 9:28:54 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Deaf Smith

Sounds like you’ve been around a cement job or two.

What’s your opinion of nitrifying (adding compressibility) to the cement in a well full of 14+ ppg very viscous OBM. Cement has to serve two functions, 1) get the mud out by laminar displacemet requiring well tuned friction and density heiarchy and 2) set up hard pretty quick after placement.

I seriously doubt BP did not make HAL leave a field blend around for testing. But I guess that went down with the rig. Thats the one that really matters. Everyuting else is pilot belend and not necessarily representative of actual blend, rig water & liquid adds the day, time and palce of the disaster.

My guess, BP loses this one.


19 posted on 12/05/2011 9:32:31 PM PST by EERinOK
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To: Ingtar
One of the original stories had the Haliburton employees insisting they be allowed to leave the rig as they were claiming that the cement they were ordered to use was not up to snuff.

Correct. The BP guys (suits) pushed to shortcut the process. A top Haliburton official (I believe a senior engineer) on site was livid and stated it was a critical mistake. He warned them of the danger and was overruled. I believe he charted a helicopter to get his crew off site ASAP. A few hours later the rig blew. I think this is close to what happened. The actual facts/timelines should be available.

20 posted on 12/05/2011 10:23:15 PM PST by sand88
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To: Ingtar

Remember that also.


21 posted on 12/06/2011 7:29:14 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The BOP failed long before that.


22 posted on 12/06/2011 11:05:22 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: ngat

Nope I’m 100% correct.


23 posted on 12/06/2011 11:06:49 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

You’re right, of course. It failed which led to the fire which led to the platform capsizing and the pipe collapsing. My mistake.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 11:35:45 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: DoctorBulldog

Bush, Cheney, Haliburton!


25 posted on 12/06/2011 12:11:21 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Dusty Road

You are 100% incorrect.

The falsehood that you are promoting has been discredited long ago.


26 posted on 12/07/2011 3:40:36 AM PST by ngat
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Discredited by who? Had the BOP operated as designed it would have shut in the well but it failed to shear the tubing allowing the well to blow back. When they saw the pressure build they hit the BOP it failed and from that point on it was out of control. You do know how a BOP works don’t you?


27 posted on 12/07/2011 4:03:02 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Thats right, had the BOP closed there would have been no fire or a collapse, it would have sheared the tubing and shut the well in before that could have happen.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 4:06:56 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

You obviously have not read the reports and do not know why the blowout preventer was eliminated as a cause of the spill.


29 posted on 12/07/2011 4:29:56 AM PST by ngat
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To: ngat

Actually I have and they all go back to the BOP not operateing properly.

On 20 March 2011, DNV presented their report to the US Department of Energy[16]. Their primary conclusion was that the rams failed to shear through the oil pipe and seal it because it has buckled out of the line of action of the rams. They did not suggest any failure of actuation as would be caused by faulty batteries.

This from a report to the US Department of energy.

You can argue all you want but had the rams sheared and close as designed sealing the well, there would have been no spill.


30 posted on 12/07/2011 4:52:03 AM PST by Dusty Road
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