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Old 05-16-2010, 05:55 PM
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Watched 60 minutes tonight and they had a segment on the Deep Horizon oil rig. Actually had a guy that was in charge of electronic equipment giving his story on what happened and how he had to jump to safety and swim through the oil

They also had a quick interview along with pics and video from the 4 guys that were fishing under the rig when the methane gas escaped, I posted a link to that here sometime last week

Also had a Professor Bea, forgot where he was an instructor, that had investigated over 20 oil rig disasters as well and the Challenger Shuttle crash that pretty much said that he felt BP was at fault.

Both he and the worker on the platform stated that BP over rode some procedures to expedite the drilling and several things were compromised.

According to the oil rig employee everything went wrong that they were told NEVER COULD or WOULD go wrong.

Pretty good reporting, naturally BP did not sit down for an interview due to legal mattes but still pretty interesting piece.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:58 PM
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Here is a link to 60 minutes site

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/60mi...main3415.shtml
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:16 AM
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That was a good interview, confirms some things those 4 fisherman had said. Though I heard all the rig employees had to sign some legal papers when they got to shore, so I wonder how soon til BP sues that guy.

Still, shards of rubber from the BOP washer were "not unusual"? That BP guy is the one who should be skewered.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:21 AM
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After seeing 60 minutes I think we sould pull any and all of BP's drilling rights and assign those contracts to another company.
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Great report; but I have to ask TransOcean - sure BP is paying the bill - but at what cost do you have standards and procedures that ensure the safety of all (People, Nature, etc) involved - I know where I work if I said well he told me to - we would both be fired - so yes BP bears much of the blame - but Transocean has to have a lot to answer for.....
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Originally Posted by badad View Post
Great report; but I have to ask TransOcean - sure BP is paying the bill - but at what cost do you have standards and procedures that ensure the safety of all (People, Nature, etc) involved - I know where I work if I said well he told me to - we would both be fired - so yes BP bears much of the blame - but Transocean has to have a lot to answer for.....
I would agree, just like any contracting job you are there to perform the work for the customer and give them what they want, ask and pay for but you in no way can you compromise the integrity of your project in the name of time or saving money.

If you do you have better have it signed and documented but still the responsibility still falls back on the contractor.

Sad thing is this one will be in the court system for years while they battle it out and in the mean time the poor individuals out there needing help due to lost income will found out how the legal system could care less.

Bet this one takes 10 years to settle
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thanks for the link, great first hand account, and verrryyy condemning of BP... hope they get what they deserve, no excuse for any of those oversights, they've been bleeding us long enough... time to make em bleed
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:21 AM
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We need to change the whistleblower laws to protect this guy from any action BP may take to try to destroy him financially or physically. If I were him, I'd fear for my life. There is a lot of money at stake, and this guy could sink their (BP & TO) ship, so to speak.
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