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BP was aware of cracks appearing in the Macondo well as far back as February, right around the time Goldman Sachs and BP Chairman Tony Hayward were busy dumping their stocks in the company on the eve of the explosion that led to the oil spill, according to information uncovered by congressional investigators.
The fissures, which BP began to attempt to fix on February 13, could have played a role in the disaster, though this is a question still being explored by investigators. Improperly sealed, the cracks cause explosive natural gas to rush up the shaft.
“The company attempted a “cement squeeze,” which involves pumping cement to seal the fissures, according to a well activity report. Over the following week the company made repeated attempts to plug cracks that were draining expensive drilling fluid, known as “mud,” into the surrounding rocks,” states the report.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
reply to post by Faiol
While I'm typically one of these individuals who would pass this off as another Infowars fear mongering article, the basis of the article is mostly based off of an article Bloomberg got from the MMS.
Originally posted by SWCCFAN
reply to post by muzzleflash
I guess the higher up in BP knew it was only a matter of time before the lost well control.
Lots of new lawsuits will be filed come Monday.
Possibly Criminal charges, but not likely.