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Unformatted text preview: . During critical cement testing, the crew was using active pits number 9 and number 10 to transfer fluids to other pits, while at the same time transferring fluids from the rig to the Damon Bankston. Due to the activities onboard the Deepwater Horizon, the mudloggers were concentrating on the flow‐out and flow‐in meters. The Deepwater Horizon crew’s inability to accurately monitor pit levels while conducting simultaneous operations during the critical negative test was a contributing cause of the kick detection failure. 109 C. Kick Detection Failure Possible Contributing Causes On March 8, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon crew experienced a well control event that went undetected for 30 minutes. Ten of the eleven individuals on duty on March 8 during the undetected kick and well control event were also on duty during the April 20 blowout. According to John Guide, Transocean rig management personnel admitted to him that those individuals involved with the March 8 incident had “screwed up by not catching” the kick. Although BP has interna...
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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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