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"When the explosion occurred, BP was attempting to seal off an
exploratory well. The company had succeeded in tapping into a reservoir
of oil, and it was capping the well so it could leave and set up more
permanent operations to extract its riches."
The error occurred during a standard operation to plug the well and move
the exploratory rig to a potential new site.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Combs, Richard
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 2:35 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (was RE:
> Nobody reviewedthe manuals)
> ... For instance, someone said procedures for capping the well
> before moving the rig weren't followed. That's true -- but
> that's because *the well wasn't being capped* and *the rig
> wasn't being moved*...
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