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Costly, time-consuming test of cement linings in Deepwater Horizon rig was omitted, spokesman says

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:13 AM
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Costly, time-consuming test of cement linings in Deepwater Horizon rig was omitted, spokesman says


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BP hired a top oilfield service company to test the strength of cement linings on the Deepwater Horizon's well, but sent the firm's workers home 11 hours before the rig exploded April 20 without performing a final check that a top cementing company executive called "the only test that can really determine the actual effectiveness" of the well's seal.

A spokesman for the testing firm, Schlumberger, said BP had a Schlumberger team and equipment for sending acoustic testing lines down the well "on standby" from April 18 to April 20. But BP never asked the Schlumberger crew to perform th
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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:13 AM
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There are a couple of really informative graphics linked to this article. One shows how the well is assembled and another shows the details of the "top kill" operation BP is going to try.

Looking at the graphic on how the well is assembled and the shortcomings shown there, I certainly hope if they have problems it's only 400 feet down as alluded to by another poster.

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