BP, Halliburton knew well cement was 'unstable'

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  1. SilverTrain

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    Inquiry: BP, Halliburton knew well cement was 'unstable'

    "BP and its cement contractor, Halliburton, knew weeks before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that the cement mixture they planned to use to seal the new well was unstable but still completed the work, staff for the presidential commission investigating the accident said in a letter Thursday."
     
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    That was well known before the explosion. The reason for the explosion
    was BP and Halliburton did not have explosion boxes in place which are crucial in underwater drilling, Halliburton knew this and decided to move forward anyways..
    This is my knowledge of what happened. I work for Schlumberger and we were on this rig and told them we will not proceed without proper equipment in place, we were asked to leave the rig.
     
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    Interesting with that revelation- ID a problem with safety & you're out.
    Your inside perspective is telling; as My father was a 30 yr, Schlumberger MEngr. veteran dealing with trucks/winch units from the North-Slope to Middle East locations.
    Thanks for sharing- as that was one fortuitous decision, in hindsight! :up:
     
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    Or a more safety conscious contractor might not have had the accident if they had stayed on the rig? Always hard to second guess the future when situations change.
     
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