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Unformatted text preview: “very upset” about the March Testimony of Jon Sprague, Joint Investigation Hearing, December 8, 2010, at 246. BP‐HZN‐MBI00222521. 181 BP‐HZN‐MBI00222540. 179 180 80 8 kick event, 182 Guide did not take steps to ensure that it was fully investigated. According to Sims, Guide was not appropriately engaged in the efforts to deal with the stuck drill pipe after the kick. 183 The Panel found no evidence that Sims took affirmative or specific steps to address the problems he identified with Guide’s performance. Instead, Sims simply made a general plea to Guide, asking him to “make logical decisions, based on facts, after weighing all the opinions.” 184 In addition to the tension between Sims and Guide, there were other organizational challenges that frustrated personnel with responsibilities for Macondo operations. For example, just days before the blowout, Guide said, “[w]ith the separation of engineering and operations I do not know what I can and can’t do. The operation is not going to succee...
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