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Unformatted text preview: ious emails between Guide and Sims continued. On April 15, Sims emailed Guide to see if he could meet with him the following morning, and Guide responded by asking Sims if he was going to be fired. In the same email, Sims asked whether he needed to “delegate” Guide’s work since Guide had been out of the office and Sims did not know where he was. 195 At this time, the Macondo team was working on critical cementing procedures and needed input from Guide. BP‐HZN‐MBI00214540. BP‐HZN‐MBI00241455. 191 BP‐HZN‐BLY00061325. 192 BP‐HZN‐MBI00199122. 193 BP‐HZN‐MBI00126145; BP‐HZN‐MBI00126333. 194 BP‐HZN‐MBI00329028. 195 BP‐HZN‐MBI002543828; BP‐HZN‐MBI00254858. 189
190 82 On April 17, Guide wrote to Sims: David, over the past four days there have been so many last minute changes to the operation that the WSL’s have finally come to their wits end. The quote is ‘flying by the seat of our pants.’ More over, we have made a special boat or helicopter run everyday. Everybody wants to do the right thing, but this huge level of paranoia from engineering leadership is driving...
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