DEEPWATER HORIZON FUN FACT: VOLKSWAGEN HIRES BP OIL SPILL LAWYERS TO DEFEND EMISSIONS CASES

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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/23/volkswagen-hires-kirkland-ellis-to-defend-emissions-cases

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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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TREX-00093

(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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2013-04-16_BP_Trial_Day_28_AM-Final

0045

2013-04-16_BP_Trial_Day_28_AM-Final

(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.”