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Unformatted text preview: at the Macondo well had been in their current positions for less than six months. 177 BP witnesses testified that the reorganization did not affect their roles or responsibilities. Information from contemporaneous documents and witness interviews, however, tell a different story. From February through April 2010, a number of different individuals with responsibility for the Macondo drilling operations expressed concerns about the reorganization in general and, in particular, about John Guide’s role in light of the reorganization. Guide had previously been at the same level as David Sims, BP drilling and completions operations manager, but after the reorganization he reported to Sims. Two of Guide’s colleagues expressed concerns about his reaction to the reorganization. According to interview notes from BP’s investigation, Gregg Walz, a BP drilling engineer team leader, stated that Guide “put Ops first and was concerned about distractions associated with the functional reorganization.” 178 Jon Sprague, BP drilling engineering manager for the Gulf of BP‐HZN‐MBI00097490. The vice president of drilling and completions; wells manager;...
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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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