posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 09:11 AM
A test? A test of what?
It wasn't a test 30 years ago. It was the same thing then as now... profit over safety. They knew, with the Deepwater fiasco, that the only way to
stop it was going to be the relief wells. They learned that from the 1979 event. The only reason they did all the same things (top hat, junk shot,
etc...) is because they had to appear to the public that they were doing something to try to stop it. The plan ALWAYS WAS to drill the relief wells.
The problem was that they knew the public would have to be satiated along the way.