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Unformatted text preview: ich the rig had been doing its negative test and displacing. I explained – I explained it to him. He seemed satisfied with it. Shortly after that, I was called by Mr. Brian Morel. We had basically the same conversation. He seemed satisfied with it. He informed me they were going to be displacing further down the hole than usual. Usually itʹs 300 feet below the mud line, but this was going to be at 8,367 feet [3,367 below the mud line]. I left the office and I make my calculations. I type up a displacement procedure. 215 Lindner’s procedure specifically instructed, as step two, to “[d]isplace choke, kill, and boost lines and close lower valves after each.” 216 The procedure did not instruct the personnel to re‐open the choke and kill lines, which would be necessary to perform a negative test on either line. In any event, Lindner presciently noted at the end of the procedure that “[g]ood communication will be necessary to accomplish a successful displacement. If you are not sure, stop and ask.” 217 The only i...
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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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