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Unformatted text preview: chaos. This operation is not Thunderhorse. Brian has called me numerous times trying to make sense of all the insanity. Last night’s emergency revolved around the 30 bbls of cement spacer behind the top plug and how it would affect any bond logging (I do not agree with putting the spacer above the plug to begin with). This morning Brian called me and asked my advice about exploring opportunities both inside and outside of the company. What is my authority? With the separation of engineering and operations I do not know what I can and can’t do. The operation is not going to succeed if we continue in this manner. 196 The Panel found no evidence that any of the issues raised by Sims and Guide regarding Guide’s performance, the lack of clear authority and reporting lines, and management of changes to the operation were resolved or even meaningfully addressed prior to April 20. D.
Safety Stand‐down Events around a proposed so‐called safety stand‐down on the Deepwater Horizon reinforced the fact t...
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