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Nicoalbum

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A Transocean employee who survived the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion testified at the Gulf oil spill trial Tuesday that a subordinate killed in the blast was one of the workers who apparently missed signs the well was about to blow out.

Randy Ezell, the first rig worker to testify in person at a trial designed to assign blame for the 2010 disaster, said Jason Anderson was a “top-notch” toolpusher who would have done everything in his power to prevent the blowout.

Ezell, a senior toolpusher, said Anderson and others on the rig, including BP supervisors, misinterpreted the results of a crucial safety test. Ezell said Anderson told him during a telephone call less than an hour before the explosion that it was a “good test” and that there were no signs of trouble for 30 minutes after t
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:01:51 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:33:57 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, Nicoalbum.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:39:58 PM


It's about time. What took them so long to find out from the survivors what happened?
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:18:56 AM

Waiting for final outcome.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:18:55 AM

This is unfortunately the result of the oil industry cutting too deeply into the knowledge base of employees to satisfy the push for profits each quarter by Wall Street. Amoco cut too many old hands who would know better for lower cost younger employees and BP inherited the result when they bought Amoco. I knew several of the BP employees when they and I worked at Amoco and I know several more senior engineers who were "retired" to cut payroll. My personal opinion was that the ex-Amoco employees running the show were in over their heads. This is the same kind of inexperience problem that keeps coming back to bite on fracking. Virtually every problem I have looked at there is due to human error usually caused by someone who is very bright but lacking eduction from the school of hard knocks.

There is no scapegoating by Ezell but a very keen observation on the long term consequences of excessive reductions in force. Ezell and the people who survived off the platform are the biggest losers because that day will never go away for the rest of their lives. The pills you take to control the rage and nightmares and related problems are no picnic. I know.



[Edited by: nsdp at 3/6/2013 12:25:14 AM EST]
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The gulf of mexico and all the folks that depend on it for something other than oil will ultimately still be the biggest losers.

[Edited by: Joeski1 at 3/6/2013 12:16:19 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:09:16 PM

bp will lose
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:28:19 PM

Ain't it the way? Blame a subordinate who was killed in the explosion who can't defend against the allegations.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 8:01:46 PM

Ezell is company man standing by decision of Anderson. Even though he read tests differently.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 8:01:12 PM

Cutting corners under the pressure
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 7:57:02 PM

How can so many people be so incompetent?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 7:56:39 PM

he wont make that mistake again
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Trying for find an escape goat
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