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nerde
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:14:43 PM

Transocean wrote in a heavily redacted "supplemental answer and affirmative defenses" that "BP's fraud was the proximate, intervening and superseding cause of the well continuing to flow until mid-July 2010. BP's misrepresentation and concealment of material information about the flow rate caused source control decision-makers to approve proceeding with the top kill over the BOP-on-BOP strategy in mid-May 2010. Because of that, a well that could have been capped in early May 2010 emitted tens of thousands of barrels per day for another two months causing significant environmental pollution."

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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 11:52:22 PM



LOL! I so agree PDQ!
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 4:26:21 PM


With friends like that, who needs enemas?
Amplion
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:23:22 AM

KICK BP/ARCO/CASTROL OUT OF THE USA !!!!!
wz
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:39:51 AM

Pointing their fingers and passing the blame. There's enough blame to go around that they will all end up paying billions (to the demise of the retirees that invested in oil).
Trudat316
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:19:43 AM

I'll be watching this play out.
YaBassa
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:11:26 PM

Good news, Transocean is now a whistle blower. Probably trying to get off cheaper.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:55:05 PM


Take a bite out of crime nerde, send all the executives and managers of these firme, that were involved in the Macondo operations, and the after the fact lies and misinformation to jail.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:50:44 PM


But Zuegma, weren't these three professional and ethical icons of the Drilling Industry acting in the safest and most expeditious manner possible with their billions in resources? Imagine if BP, Halliburton, and Transocean can mess up in such grand fashion, what must happen every day with the lowly drilling firms performing horizontal hydraulic fracturing in every nook and cranny possible in the U.S.!

[Edited by: NHLiveFree at 3/6/2013 8:52:06 PM EST]
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:28:24 PM

Hmmm
lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:06:46 PM

Wow ...... Interesting ..........
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:41:33 PM

From the article:

"Clean Water Act fines could range from $1,100 per barrel up to $4,300 per barrel, if BP was grossly negligent."

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No wonder why BP wanted to minimize the true flow rate. However, it seems the tactic backfired.
beck12j
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:55:55 PM

wow
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:02:03 PM

wow, talk about a "smokin' gun", more like a "double barrel" shotgun
OHMS
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:50:26 PM

wrote in a heavily redacted "supplemental answer and affirmative defenses" redact some more gf
humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:39:19 PM

they are both in a tailspin
djwhit
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:22:40 PM

BP WAKE UP,AND PAY UP.........
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:45:38 PM

Guess what, the Federal Government, BP, Transocean and Halliburton all share key responsibilities in that fiasco!
The Feds because they should never have authorised the (temporary - which can take years) abandonment of the well with only the drilling mud instead of the standard cement column (that is an absolute no no and non-SOP);
BP as owner is "ad hoc" responsible;
Transocean failed in insuring/testing (on a regular basis) the sea bottom and rig BOPs (Blow Out Preventer stacks with inoperative shear rams)and ignoring the high gas content of the drilling mud;
Halliburton for improper cementation of the well's casings, non reporting of the gas cut mud and withholding of the AOF (Actual Open Flow potential initial test results they performed).
As to potential loss rate of 82,000 to 100,000 B/D: there isn't a single well in the entire Gulf's history capable of such a production level. BP's initial submission of a 1,000 to 5,000 B/D is well within the normal "good well" production rate of 2,500 to 3,000 B/D. Nevertheless, they still own the fiasco.
badbonita
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:14:37 PM

Not surprising that each of the companies are blaming each other. Both are at fault.
doggod
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:46:25 PM

Aren't you glad it was BP that caused the spill and not the Federal government? If it had been the latter, a bureaucrat would have labeled it "top secret" and that would have been the end of it.

Johnny907
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:41:10 PM

It was only a matter of time...
Coco0828
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:31:10 PM

big companies lie about things all the time
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:17:19 PM

So it's not one big happy family after all.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:05:11 PM

"...hold your enemies even closer."
evowner
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:53:35 PM

Corporations lie. They form corporations to avoid liability. What's new?
nerde
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:16:07 PM

With the President, Senator or Congressmen who is tough on crime please stand up. That's what I thought, no one.
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