Rig cement failed pressure tests befo...

Rig cement failed pressure tests before blast

There are 15 comments on the www.chron.com story from May 12, 2010, titled Rig cement failed pressure tests before blast . In it, www.chron.com reports that:

Cement barriers on BP's Macondo well failed a key pressure test hours before a surge of explosive gas and the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, according to documents and testimony provided to a congressional committee, lawmakers said today.

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Slambo

United States

#1 May 12, 2010
How interesting. Halliburton's crappy cement job gets the big ball rolling, then a blowout preventer's hydraulics fail at its most crucial moment due to poor (or possibly wholly negligent) maintenance.
Lance Winslow

United States

#2 May 12, 2010
BP can forget about that $75 million limit on their liability.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#3 May 12, 2010
The same halliburton connected to Cheney? the Halliburton that gave cheney 23Million when he became VP? Halliburton that made electrocuting showers in Iraq that killed US soldiers?

BP will do its best to cut its losses and pass the buck.
The Patient Patriot

Houston, TX

#4 May 12, 2010
I like to hear from BP's accountants to get their take on why proper procedure(s) weren't followed.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#5 May 12, 2010
Coolmind wrote:
The same halliburton connected to Cheney? the Halliburton that gave cheney 23Million when he became VP? Halliburton that made electrocuting showers in Iraq that killed US soldiers?
BP will do its best to cut its losses and pass the buck.
Actually, it was 34 million Cheney got from Halliburton when he left them and became V.P.

Then it was Halliburton and B.P. who were invited to Cheney's secret , yet so-called "National Energy Policy", but no citizens were allowed to know the minutes of the meeting of it's attendees.

The former Admin didn't look out for America when it came to big oil...they instead were looking out for big oil and Halliburton.

Its obvious.

“42”

Since: Sep 07

Everywhere theres air

#7 May 12, 2010
BP. Doesn't that stand for Broken Pipeline? Ok, bad joke.

It's the same game the big guys always play. Blame someone else until it fades from public view.

Gonna be hard to do this time.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#8 May 12, 2010
Without knowing what he is talking about, Bucky Beaver Waxman is campaigning big time. Trust me I'm from congress!
Robert

Bronx, NY

#10 May 13, 2010
Another matter that has not received much attention;



May God bless and have mercy on us.
Pandora

Windermere, FL

#11 May 13, 2010
I find it interesting that we went all those years without a problem with oil rigs. Suddenly, when the United States makes progress with expanding oil drilling here in the U.S. both offshore and elsewhere, and going green - suddenly there is an accident.

It would be easy (just for example) for Saudi Arabia or OPEC to pay someone off or a group of someones to raise the odds of an oil rig malfunction.

This would send us right back into the arms and control of OPEC.

Cynical - yep. I say follow the money. Always ask who benefits.

Was the stock market debacle an "accident" or was it a warning shot toward the new Banking regulations. Makes you wonder.

Time to get some backbone and demand toughness and ethics.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#12 Jun 1, 2010
I wonder how mush harder it would be to handle this a Anwar?????

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#13 Jun 1, 2010
I wonder how much harder it would be to handle this a Anwar?????
Dances with Wolves

United States

#14 Jun 1, 2010
Pandora wrote:
I find it interesting that we went all those years without a problem with oil rigs. Suddenly, when the United States makes progress with expanding oil drilling here in the U.S. both offshore and elsewhere, and going green - suddenly there is an accident.
It would be easy (just for example) for Saudi Arabia or OPEC to pay someone off or a group of someones to raise the odds of an oil rig malfunction.
This would send us right back into the arms and control of OPEC.
Cynical - yep. I say follow the money. Always ask who benefits.
Was the stock market debacle an "accident" or was it a warning shot toward the new Banking regulations. Makes you wonder.
Time to get some backbone and demand toughness and ethics.
Interesting take. It does make you wonder. We know that we are not told everything. Everyone spins it to their advantage. The trick is to follow the money. Who benefits? Not BP as I believe they will be out millions. Our Government? Certainly not in the sense that us taxpayers benefit. Someone else perhaps? More likely than not.

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Jun 1, 2010
Bonhomme Richard wrote:
I wonder how much harder it would be to handle this a Anwar?????
Do mean the Anwar that is not under a mile of ocean?

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#16 Jun 4, 2010
Pappa wrote:
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Do mean the Anwar that is not under a mile of ocean?
I will be easy to drill, easy to clean up, and doesn't have any of the deep water hazards. What about drilling, ON LAND, in the western U.S. that Washington DC has close off, that land is not being used.

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Jun 5, 2010
Bonhomme Richard wrote:
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I will be easy to drill, easy to clean up, and doesn't have any of the deep water hazards. What about drilling, ON LAND, in the western U.S. that Washington DC has close off, that land is not being used.
I'm with you, chief. If the tree-huggers hadn't pushed drilling so far off shore, this would be a non-issue.

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