An expert testified that when something goes wrong with a well, the fail-safe device's shears are supposed to clamp down, cut and seal the drill pipe, preventing the oil from escaping. But in the case of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, it didn't work quite right.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Everyone has bad days. Some just last longer or happen with greater frequency. If it appears I am having a bad day I generally hope for all the coming terrible news to flood me now. Why screw up another perfectly good day? Then I can put the horrible one behind and move on.
A key safety device known as the blowout preventer used in the BP oil rig in the Gulf had a hydraulic leak and other problems that likely prevented it from working as designed, congressional investigators said Wednesday.