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Unformatted text preview: a “preventative maintenance system” used to tell the rig personnel which pieces of equipment were due for maintenance. Transocean used this maintenance tracking system to determine the different types of work that needed to be done on the Deepwater Horizon BOP stack. 361 Transocean had procedures to track maintenance on BOP components within their RMS II system; however, the Company did not effectively track maintenance work on each specific component. The preventative maintenance orders generated from within the RMS II system are developed using items such as original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) recommendations for replacing equipment based on lifetime service hours, loads and pressures, routine rig move maintenance work‐lists, the 365/1095/1825‐day preventative maintenance work‐lists, as well as the subsea maintenance philosophy. 2.
Transocean Subsea Maintenance Philosophy Transocean relied on a document entitled “Transocean Recommended Practices, Subsea Maintenance Philosophy” that contained the company’s maintenance “philosophy” for subsea equipment. 362 In the document, Transocean provided guidance for subsea planned maintenance tasks and for planning for maintenance to be completed while the BOP stack was being moved Testimony of Mark Hay, Joint Investigation Hearing, August 25, 2010, at 237. Transocean Recommended Practices, Subsea Maintenance Philosophy, May 2007, HQS‐OPS‐
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