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Panel Suggests Signs of Trouble Before Rig Explosion

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/05/2010

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Henry Fountain and Tom Zeller

"In the hours before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last month in the Gulf of Mexico, there were strong warning signs that something was terribly wrong with the well, according to a Congressional committee that was briefed on the accident by executives from BP.

"Among the red flags, the panel said, were several equipment readings suggesting that gas was bubbling into the well, a potential sign of an impending blowout. Investigators also noted other events in the 24 hours before the explosion that require further inquiry, including a critical decision to replace heavy mud in the pipe rising from the seabed with seawater, possibly increasing the risk of an explosion."

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"Panel Suggests Signs of Trouble Before Rig Explosion", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2010. Consulté le 13/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/panel-suggests-signs-of-trouble-before-rig-explosion