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Unformatted text preview: at the blind shear ram in the BOP stack had the ability to shear the drill pipe in the hole under maximum anticipated surface pressures per 30 CFR § 250.416(e). However, the Panel reviewed evidence that Cameron and Transocean both determined, prior to the APD submittal, that the Deepwater Horizon BOP stack had the ability to shear the drill pipe in use. 30 CFR § 250.465. Id. When APMs are submitted through the e‐well system to revise the permit to drill, they are submitted as a “revised permit to drill” (“RPD”). BP submitted its revised permit to drill through the e‐well system. 401
402 160 Patton also approved the APMs and RPDs that BP submitted to MMS for the Macondo well, including the APMs related to BP’s temporary abandonment of the well. BP submitted the last APM on April 16 and provided an overview of BP’s planned temporary abandonment procedures. BP stated its intent to set a cement plug at a depth of 8,367 feet to 8,067 feet, and explained that it needed to set the plug deeper to minimize the chances of damaging the lock‐down sleeve. Patton testified that he was not aware of evidence of any problems with t...
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