My initial reaction was to blame the designer, manufacturer and owner of the rig ie. Transocean. Then I read that another company did the cement work which appeared to fail and hence cause the catastophy. This company is an American company called Haliburton. Can someone explain why everyone is ripping BP??? I just dont get it. Serious question.
Because BP is the "big bad oil company"; it is a non U.S. company; it had a history of poor safety and operations from a few years ago under the previous CEO (Texas City, Alaska pipeline leak); it is responsible for the clean up under the law so is in the spotlight the most; it is an easy target for politicians who would rather blast BP and big oil then deal with really tough issues like our fiscal mess, energy, the economy, etc.. in an election year. Did I leave anything out?
Maybe Fergie can sell the queeen then give the $ to Bp to pay off their dream team.
bp management will be knighted for what they did to the U.S.
Still sore about losing the revolution!?
Geez, how long can you people carry a grudge?
I dont mind who gets the blame when it is due. I just wanted to be sure that BP are not getting the blame just because either they are British or because they are a large profitable oil company.
If I rent a defective car and use it as it is intended to be used and it kills a load of people because it is defective I would not expect to be the main source of blame.
If I am a company like haliburton and do unsafe shody unreliable work and then try to cover their asses by all the time saying that we offer no implied warrantee on our workmanship... talk about the 3 monkeys.
That's not what happen. The rubber seal on the BOP was damaged during drilling operations and BP management new it was damaged, yet gave the green light to continue, because delays we're costing the company money. BP management had final say. Don't go blaming it on faulty cementing.
Ah, I dunno, maybe because BP kept on drilling even when it appears that they knew that the blowout preventer was not operational, as it should be. It's also been said that rather than using the standard mud while drilling, they supposedly used freakin' sea water. BP appears to have cut corners, bigtime and it bit em' in the a$$. From all indications, it doesn't appear that it really mattered what the well was packed with, due to BP's "all the wrong moves", the plug wasn't seemingly going to work. Imo, the blame is on the correct shoulders, BP's. Transocean and Halliburton may have been accessories but who do you think was really calling the shots? The big $$$, that would be BP.
The interview of one of the few survivors who was literally blasted on and off of the platform into the ocean and given up for dead by BP, was very compelling. Dead men tell no tales but this one survived and he's talking.
This is an undeniable fact right? And I dont mean a grease monkey saying to another grease monkey verbally that something seems a bit wrong. They issued a full unequivical defect report stating that their workmanship was defective and rig operation has to ceasse immedaitely.