Edit: That's the problem with apologists like yourself. You act like when someone speeds down the road going 25 miles anohour over the speed limit all the time it is ok because their going to their very important job. That is more improtant than their safety & everyone else's. So when they crash & kill a car load of kids we should excuse them because they do important work. BULLSHIT! These guys didn't care about safety over there own companies policies. They sent out paper making everyone that was a department head sign off on casing that they knew stood a chance of collapsing in an overbalance situation. They were warned by one of their own don't do it & they did it anyway. That is gross negligence.
They had loggers on sight to run a CBL on a job they were warned might not work & instead not only sent them home early, they displaced the well causing an underbalance condition before even testing the tools that were to keep them safe. If you don't understand these things, you should sell your BP stock & buy some books form the API on why these are important steps that if a company doesn't follow they should not ever be trusted to drill another hole on this planet.
Anchor Guy (May 30th, 2010)
If anyone has clicked on the video of the interview, what does Simmons say his source is for this "other fissure 5-7 miles away"? This sounds like total BS and I sure hope so.
RiverPirate (May 30th, 2010)
bigmoose (May 30th, 2010)
Unless the rig owner has modfied equipment or falsified tests etc I cannot see how the Operator is not responsible. We make all the shots: Casing design, fluid, cement program, displacement program etc. If you are blaming service provider/rig owner you are shooting your self in the foot if they have done what you have ordered them to do.
Corky (June 2nd, 2010)
Also on that chart the standpipe pressure steadily but slowly decreased during 20:20 to 20:50, after they established 950 gpm rate, instead of increasing like it should when displacing a hole full of heavier fluid with a lighter fluid before you turn the corner, so they had over an hour of something strange happening before the explosion at 21:50.