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Unformatted text preview: 19, 2008. This lease covers 5,760 acres and extends for 10 years, beginning on June 1, 2008. BP is the designated lease operator and shares ownership of the lease with Anadarko and MOEX. The Macondo well is located approximately 48 miles from the nearest shoreline, 114 miles from the shipping supply point of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and 154 miles from the Houma, Louisiana helicopter base. BP began drilling the Macondo well (referred to as “spudding” the well) on October 7, 2009, using Transocean’s Marianas rig. After the Marianas sustained damage during Hurricane Ida in November 2009, BP moved the Deepwater Horizon to the Macondo well. The Deepwater Horizon crew resumed drilling operations at Macondo in February 2010. BP and Transocean experienced several challenges in drilling the Macondo well. In October 2009, the well experienced a kick during drilling operations. 23 The drilling crew experienced another kick on March 8, 2010. As a result of the March 8 kick, the drill pipe became stuck in...
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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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