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Unformatted text preview: 05). Guide Testimony, October 7, 2010, at 142‐43. 175 BP‐HZN‐MBI00258507. 173
174 78 of rig time and approximately $2.2 million. 176 As discussed below, this cost‐
saving decision may have led to further complications encountered during the temporary abandonment procedures that were underway when the blowout occurred. C.
Personnel Changes and Conflicts During the drilling of the Macondo well, BP experienced a number of personnel issues related both to a recent reorganization of operational functions and personnel and to personal conflicts among employees with significant responsibilities for drilling operations at Macondo. In April 2010, BP began to implement a reorganization that involved multiple personnel changes among those with responsibilities for operations at Macondo. The reorganization, among other things: (1) eliminated the wells director position; (2) changed the reporting responsibilities of the wells team leader; and (3) moved an operations engineer under the direct supervision of the drilling engineer team lead. At the time of the blowout, nine BP employees with responsibilities for drilling operations...
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