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Unformatted text preview: he Macondo well and that he believed that BP had met all applicable regulatory requirements in submitting the APD the APMs, and the RPDs. 403 The Panel concluded that Patton’s review and approval of the APD was not a cause of the Macondo blowout. B. Well Activity Reports After receiving MMS approval of an APD, pursuant to 30 CFR § 250.468(b), the designated operator had to submit a weekly Well Activity Report (“WAR”) to the agency to report all of the specific operations at the well. The operator had to submit the WAR into e‐Well weekly from the well’s spud (start) date to the end of drilling operations at the well. The drilling engineer reviewed the WAR for consistency with the reviewed permit and to identify any anomalies that warrant possible revisions to the permit or issuance of incidents of noncompliance with the regulations. The WAR did not provide real time information, rather, it was a snapshot of the prior seven days’ activities. The MMS drilling engineers who reviewed th...
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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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