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Unformatted text preview: nclusive. 229 At 5:25 p.m. the negative test concluded. Some time between 5:17 p.m. and 5:27 p.m., Jimmy Harrell (Transocean), Robert Kaluza (BP), Donald Vidrine (BP) and other members of the drill crew discussed the first negative test. According to Kaluza, this discussion about the pressure on the drill pipe was “long.” 230 Kaluza stated that Jason Anderson, Transocean assistant toolpusher, explained that the pressure was due to a “bladder effect,” and that “this happens every time.” Brian Morel, a BP drilling engineer who had previously raised concerns about Kaluza’s abilities to execute procedures, was not on the rig at the time (he had departed hours earlier) to be consulted on the drill pipe pressure and other anomalies. 231 In addition, no one involved in this “long” discussion about the negative test consulted any of the executives visiting the rig at the time, even though these BP officials had more than 50 years of drilling experience. At that time, the executives, includi...
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