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Unformatted text preview: cated that the emergency disconnect system was activated, but the rig remained connected to the well and hydrocarbons continued to flow uncontrolled from the well. 48 About four minutes after the attempt to activate the emergency disconnect system, personnel on the Deepwater Horizon’s bridge manually sounded the general alarm and made a muster call for personnel to gather at designated Testimony of Joseph Keith, Joint Investigation Hearing, December 7, 2010, at 135. The mud gas separator, and the rig crew’s decision to use it to handle the influx of hydrocarbons from the well, is discussed in detail in Section V‐D of the findings and conclusions. 47 DNV, Forensic Examination of Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer, March 20, 2001, (DNV Report) at 4. As discussed in later in this Report, the upper annular preventer and the upper variable bore ram are two BOP stack components that are used by rig crews in well control events. Neither component, however, is designed to shear the drill pipe and comp...
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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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