Crucial time wasted after rig explosion

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first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ DEEPWATER Horizon-owner Transocean changed a locking mechanism on the blow out preventer, resulting in a severe delay in responding after the Gulf Oil rig exploded, according to a BP vice president. Harry Thierens, executive vice president for drilling and completions at the oil major, told a panel of federal investigators that crucial hours after the 20 April explosion were wasted after it became apparent that Transocean had made the changes.The Texas-based panel heard from Thierens, who had a personal role in trying to stop the leak, yesterday that it took between 12 and 24 hours to locate drawings of the changes.His testimony is part of a joint investigation by the US Coast Guard and the Interior Department into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 people and led to one of the worst oil spills in history. Thierens testified alongside Billy Stringfellow a subsea superintendent for Transocean and Halliburton’s Vincent Tabler.On Tuesday, Jesse Gagliano, a Halliburton technical adviser told the panel that BP had ignored his concerns that a cement seal inside its Macondo well might fail. He also alleged that the oil major had argued with him when he suggested that more devices used to plug the well were needed.However, BP’s lawyers disputed his allegations after producing email evidence that Gagliano had said that he was happy with the procedure.BP hired Halliburton to perform and design the cement jobs on the Macondo well.The oil giant is currently attempting to retrieve the damaged blow out preventer from the floor of the Gulf.Meanwhile, BP confirmed yesterday that it has withdrawn its application for an exploration licence in Greenland, currently the centre of a new oil rush. Wednesday 25 August 2010 8:04 pm More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com KCS-content center_img whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndo Crucial time wasted after rig explosion whatsapplast_img



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