Unformatted text preview: d. at 184. 264 Smith Report at 23. 265 Keith testimony at 32. 261
262 102 approximately 9:20 p.m., Jason Anderson, the toolpusher, told Miles Ezell, the senior toolpusher, that the displacement was “going fine….I’ve got this.” 266 Ezell testified that Anderson “had more experience as far as shutting in for kicks than any individual on the Deepwater Horizon.” 267 The Panel found evidence that a significant volume of hydrocarbons had already entered the wellbore, but the Panel found no evidence that the Transocean rig crew had any awareness that the well was flowing or experiencing a kick at this time. C.
Rig Floor Response At approximately 9:30 p.m., Revette identified a pressure difference between the drill pipe and the kill line and shut down the pumps to investigate. The Sperry‐Sun data indicated that the drill pipe pressure initially decreased when the pumps shut down. However, the drill pipe pressure then increased by approximately 550 psi during the next five minutes while the kill line pressure...
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