Theabsenceofemergencyshutdowndevices

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Unformatted text preview: ndrea Fleytas, who assisted Keplinger. Two dynamic positioning officers were on duty at all times – one on the desk where the system is, and one off the desk. At the time of the blowout, Fleytas was on the desk. 284 Keplinger testified that he believed the initial gas alarms were coming from the shale shaker house, an area of the rig where drilled solids are removed from the mud. 285 Fleytas also testified that the gas alarm for the shale shaker house went off first, followed by the alarm for the drill floor. 286 According to Fleytas, the gas alarms illuminated in magenta, which reflects the highest level of gas concentration. Subsequently, approximately 20 or more magenta gas alarms illuminated, indicating the highest amount of combustible gas the sensors could detect. 287 Keplinger testified that he went to the video monitor on the bridge (camera 6), which was focused in the starboard aft direction and saw large quantities of mud being ejected, but could not tell whether the mud was...
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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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