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Unformatted text preview: ems and/or other BOP stack secondary system functions. BOEMRE has already implemented many of these improvements. 7 This Report sets forth in detail the Panel’s investigative findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The Panel’s findings and conclusions are presented in the following subject areas: well design; cementing; possible flow paths; temporary abandonment of the Macondo well; kick detection and rig response; ignition source and explosion; the failure of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer; regulatory findings and conclusions; and company practices. This Report concludes with the Panel’s recommendations, which seek to improve the safety of offshore drilling operations in a variety of different ways: Well design. Improved well design techniques for wells with high flow potential, including increasing the use of mechanical and cement barriers, will decrease the chances of a blowout. Well integrity testing. Better well integrity test practices (e.g., negative test practices) will allow rig crews to identify possible well...
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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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