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Unformatted text preview: of all known risks associated with Macondo well operations was a contributing cause of the blowout. BP made a series of decisions during the days leading up to the blowout without having appropriately analyzed all available information or having first developed certain critical information, including: (1) going forward with the production casing cement job without analyzing compressive strength results from Halliburton; (2) proceeding with the cement job despite failing to fully analyze and evaluate the gas flow potential values in Halliburton’s OptiCem reports; and (3) directing the rig crew to pump cement into the well without referring to data available to engineers onshore that blockage in the collar may have been present during float collar conversion. BP’s failure to appropriately analyze and evaluate risks associated with the Macondo well in connection with its decision making during the days leading up to the blowout was a contributing cause of the blowout. BP did not place an...
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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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