GREENPEACE’S ENERGYDESK: LEAKED 2015 REPORT REVEALS BP SAFETY FAILURES AS IT HEADS BACK TO GULF OF MEXICO

“A litany of failures in the way BP manages critical engineering information may be increasing the risk of major accidents at the oil giant’s plants across the world, according to analysis of an internal report leaked to Energydesk.”

http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2016/12/13/bp-leaked-report-sparks-concerns-safety/

The report contains stuff like this:

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This caught my attention, especially because it mentions ‘”repeated near misses” because bad data had led to equipment being used improperly’ at a site Germany, the BP refinery in Lingen.

In the linked Financial Times article it says: ft.com⁄content⁄a62438fc-be36-11e6-8b45-b8b81dd5d080

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Also concerning is, that this report mentions BP’s Mad Dog operation in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico: http://www.bp.com/en_us/bp-us/what-we-do/exploration-and-production/deepwater-gulf-of-mexico/mad-dog.html

None of the articles linked the report. I searched the articles and the internet for leads on what kind of report this is & who precisely wrote it, with the aim to eventually find it somewhere, but found nothing substantial. It looks like Greenpeace really wanted to protect its source in this case, understandable, regarding whats in there. All I know (from the article) is:

  • Its on how BP manages engineering data
  • It was compiled in partnership with IBM and WorleyParsons in 2015

This stuff is really interesting to me, so, if you come across this report online anywhere, please let me know.

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Deepwater Horizon “Best of”

Just for the sake of it.

(1) Not using another casing design with 4 more safety barriers, like Halliburton’s Vice President of Cementing suggested. But what does he know…

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Letter Waxman & Stupak to Hayward

(2) “How about centralizing the Casing ?” -“It’s done, who cares – end of story.”

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TREX-01367

(3) Transocean’s Offshore Installation Manager making sarcastic comments on the possibility of having to use the BOP’s blind shear ram in a discussion about the temporary abandonment procedure, few days before it failed them.

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Transcript of The Joint United States Coast Guard Minerals Management Service Investigation

(4) BP Operations Practice: Always have two barriers between your ass and the pressurized hydrocarbons during temporary abandonment. But operating according to the Operations Practice? – boooring…

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(5) Why recycle your Waste onshore, when you can just dump it by using it for purposes it has never been used before in a highly critical situation? Be creative!

Phase One Trial - Findings of fact and conclusions of law

Phase One Trial - Plaintiffs proposed findings and conclusions

Phase One Trial – Findings of fact and conclusions of law

Phase One Trial – Plaintiffs proposed findings and conclusions

(6) “Yeah, we blew it at 3140, still not sure what we blew yet.” – Why waste time on figuring it out? Show must go on.

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2013-03-06_BP_Trial_Day_7_PM-Final

(7) Experiencing “weird situations” during cementing? – Don’t worry, its probably nothing.

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(8) (my favorite) Lets run Windows NT on that rig so it blue-screens during drilling. *thumbs up*

Williams Designations

 

Williams Designations

LLOG EXPLORATION OFFSHORE HAD ALREADY BEEN DRILLING AT THE MACONDO ACCIDENT SITE AGAIN IN 2015

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“Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused the country’s largest offshore oil spill five years ago off the coast of Louisiana. A Louisiana-based oil company, LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC, plans to drill into the Macondo reservoir.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/13/louisiana-oil-drilling-deepwater-horizon-bp-spill

THE DEEPWATER HORIZON ACCIDENT: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY?

“November 16, 2010 – Roland Horne begins the first of a series of two lectures with an overview of what led to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010, and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Roland Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth Sciences.”