Same company that recertified Deepwater Horizon safety program “while the rig was still burning in the Gulf” is “conducting the examination” into failed BOP


Rig worker says she can't testify at spill hearing, Associated Press, December 9, 2010:

A Norwegian maritime company that surveys and approves safety programs for vessels recertified papers for the Deepwater Horizon on April 21, a day after the rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Transocean's safety manager Jerry Canducci testified Thursday at a federal panel investigating the cause of the explosion. Canducci says Det Norske Veritas spent two days in the company's offices and recertified the papers on April 21, while the rig was still burning in the Gulf.

National scientific academies criticize Macondo well procedures, Penn Energy, November 17, 2010:

A spokeswoman for the BOEMRE-US Coast Guard joint investigation said on Nov. 16 that the static testing phase of the Deepwater Horizon’s recovered BOP’s forensic test has begun at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Michoud facility in New Orleans. Det Norske Veritas personnel are conducting the examination in consultation with experts from Cameron International Corp., the BOP’s manufacturer; Transocean; BP; and experts representing the US Department of Justice; the US Chemical Safety Board; and plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation in New Orleans, she said.

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