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  • williamsteitz williamsteitz Feb 27, 2013 5:06 PM Flag

    Thoughts on BP trial....so far

    An e-mail saying BP worker thought Hallib.'s cement pour went well.........indicates to me there were at least to other players involved.......and BP assumed Hallib. knew what it was doing. Not BP's fault another company didn't mix the cement right......not BP's fault another company had dead batteries in the safety control box...........and the, so called, expert testimony is all from third party sources.........being well paid to say what they think the 'other side' wants to hear. So far..............not impressed with the case against BP.

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    • BP was in charge. If you goto a restaurant and get food poisoning and die, does your family sue the waiter who brought the food or the people managing the restaurant?

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      • Possibly the distributor of the food and restaurant in certain circumstances. Most restaurants don't manufacture their own food and in certain instances you need to sue both for many reasons, but the negligence could be the is tributes fault or the restaurants. Would have to do your due diligence and could prove either and still end up going o trial because settlement is not enough even though all ides want to settle.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Don't get too giddy. Just because Halliburton's team did their job well enough to earn an email "attaboy" doesn't move the blame needle away from BP. BTW, Halliburton designed the job, supplied chemicals and provided pumping service (ie: they mixed it) under BP's final authority. Cementing results come with only one guarantee - if you don't like the one we just pumped then we will pump you another at the same price. Its BP's job to accept the recommendation and its Halliburton's job to deliver it as per the agreed plan. Unfortunately, the job that failed was highly-technical and most any expert would question its probability of success. It was also a very difficult type of job to #$%$ which may be why BP skipped the cement evaluation log that they were criticized for. Cement isolation failure is the recognized root cause for the disaster but an almost un-imaginable number of stop gaps were then breached.

 
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