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Unformatted text preview: esses declined to cooperate with the investigation, citing technical reasons for their decisions not to testify. Transocean declined to encourage these witnesses to cooperate with the investigation. 5 11 well condition data collected by Sperry‐Sun during the temporary abandonment procedure and reports prepared by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (“IADC”) to help reconstruct and identify key issues during the 24 hours immediately prior to the blowout. Keystone Engineering conducted a casing buoyancy analysis. 10 Oilfield Testing and Consulting conducted a cement blend analysis on samples provided by Halliburton. Det Norske Veritas (“DNV”) conducted the forensic examination of the Deepwater Horizon’s BOP stack and sections of drill pipe and provided a forensic analysis report detailing the information and conclusions developed based on this examination. 11 These expert reports are attached as appendices to this Report. The purpose of this investigation was to identify the causes of the Macondo blowout and issue recommendations in order to reduce th...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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