BP lost control of well one month before blowout


BusinessWeek:

BP Plc told regulators six weeks before its well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded that workers were having trouble maintaining control, according to e-mails released yesterday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee investigating the spill....

"We are in the midst of a well control situation on MC 252 #001 and have stuck pipe," wrote [BP executive Scherie Douglas in a March 10 e-mail] referring to the subsea block, Mississippi Canyon 252, of the stricken well. "We are bringing out equipment to begin operations to sever the drillpipe, plugback the well and bypass." ...

The e-mails shows that as early as the second week of March, BP was enlisting help from J. Connor Consulting Inc., a Houston-based firm that advises some of the world's biggest energy companies on how to respond to oil spills.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-31/bp-cited-well-control-situation-six-weeks-before-blowout.html

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