Experts: BP ignored warning signs on doomed well
Yep, here it is. Somebody somewhere is “getting” it. This is exactly what happened, though I would put the blame fully on BP, since it the final decisions in all matters were their responsibility, not that of any of the contractors.
Notice in the part I quoted below - the panel’s conclusions are more critical of BP than the preliminary findings issued last week by the presidential oil spill panel.
UPDATING to add my comment to this main post:
Again, NOTE: This report is more critical of BP than the government panel has been thus far, which is the panel chosen by the Obama administration.
That panel’s first report, IIRC, came down harder on Halliburton than they came down on BP, and it was over the damned cement. It is not unusual to get a bad cement job; and cement is poured until it sets property and the cement job is then finished. What IS unusual, is that BP ignored test results and all other signs pointing to a bad cement job, and decided to proceed.
My concern is that there are folks so determined to “get Halliburton”, that they will miss the real causes of the incident, and if they don’t get it right, then it’s highly unlikely that any fixes they recommend will be sufficient.
A new report from an independent scientific panel says BP and its contractors missed and ignored key warning signs and failed to fully recognize important risks in the days and hours leading up to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout.
Some of the panel’s conclusions appear more critical of BP, the owner of the well, than preliminary findings issued last week by the presidential oil spill commission.
That commission said while BP made decisions that saved time it found no evidence that employees consciously chose saving money over safety. The National Academy of Engineering, which issued the latest report, said BP and others involved in the disaster failed to manage risks and didn’t even have a system in place to weigh safety against costs