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Unformatted text preview: § 250.400‐490 (Subpart D). As drilling operations have moved into deeper water, operational issues have become far more complex. This increased complexity demands appropriate regulatory improvements. The Panel concluded that the regulations in effect at the time of the Macondo blowout could be strengthened in a number of ways and that regulatory improvements may have decreased the likelihood of the Macondo blowout. The Recommendations section of this Report contains a number of proposed regulatory improvements that the Panel believes would address the following areas: cement barriers in high flow potential wells; negative test procedures; specific cementing requirements; guidance on lock‐down sleeve 30 CFR § 250.466. 422 172 installation; dynamic flow testing of BOP stacks; guidance on ram configuration on BOP stacks; and improvements in a number of BOEMRE inspection practices. L. Incidents of Non‐Compliance During its investigation, the Panel found evidence that BP, and in some instances its contractors, violated the following regulations in effect at the ti...
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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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