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Old 21 June 2010, 19:30   #11
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Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
Does that mean it's Transocean or BP's fault then?
Many lawyers will get rich answering that question, you can be sure of that

Ultimately the operator (BP) carries the can for decisions made but the costs will (might / should) be apportioned according to the interest in the well which is BP 65% Anadarko 25% and somebody else who escapes me at the moment had the other 10%. Some or all of them will then probably try and sue the ass off the various contractors like Transocean (rig owners), Halliburton (cement), and Cameron the fellas that made the BOP that didn't. I bet that one gets torn apart when they eventually get it back, to find out what went wrong. The only people who will gain out of it will be lawyers and all the folks that make bogus claims - you can bet there will be some of those with $20bn up for grabs...

The letter written to Tony Wayward about a week ago, by the US inquiry, is worth a read, if all the accusations made in that are true then somebody is gonna hang...

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Old 22 June 2010, 12:12   #12
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Ohh, it's BP that are going to carry the (oil) can on this one, be in no doubt about that. Informed discussion here: . Also, live feeds from all the ROV's at the blowout here:

Out of the fog......
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Old 22 June 2010, 13:21   #13
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
I assume just to speed up the dispersal of the oil on the surface. Esso will have wanted it dealt with quickly.
The spray most likely contained detergents as this breaks down oil based compounds (think washing up liquid on greasy dishes). Water on its own would do very little as it doesnt mix with oil


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