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Unformatted text preview: cales, Joint Investigation Hearing, August 27, 2010 at 155. Cocales Testimony at 22; Testimony of David Sims, Joint Investigation Hearing, August 26, 2010 at 223. 101
102 46 Nathaniel Chaisson, a cementing engineer, stated that “poor centralization does not equate to complete blowout;” 103 Jesse Gagliano, a cementing engineer, stated that “channeling does not equal a blowout;” 104 and Vincent Tabler, a cementer, stated that, in a meeting on April 19, no one raised concerns about the risk associated with the production casing cement job. 105 It is not common for operators in the Gulf of Mexico to complete cement jobs that present a severe gas flow potential, although cement jobs with these conditions have been completed successfully in the past. Halliburton provided the Panel with information about the number of cement jobs it conducted between January 1, 2005 and April 20, 2010 where the gas flow potential was calculated to be severe. The Panel reviewed records for jobs performed in the Gulf of Mexico, and offshore in Brazil, Norway and the United Kingdom, which showed that 53 of these jobs...
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