BP Plc’s internal investigation into the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig found that some of the fault lay in the hands of company. Some mistakes were made when the oil well was finishing being made, including the misreading of data that showed that a blowout was possible.
A person familiar with the report said that a test that was taken on April 20 to show the well’s stability was misread. The misreading of this test lead for rig workers to replace drilling liquid on the rig with seawater. The seawater was too light in to prevent the leaking natural gas from shooting up the pipe and causing the explosion that killed 11 workers and leaked million of gallons of oil into the sea.
Although, this incident occurred it cannot be fully to blame for the explosion. “The entire industry should not be blamed for the actions of one single individual,” said John Hofmeister, chief executive officer of Citizens for Affordable Energy, in an interview in Bloomberg Business Week. An investigation to what happened on that day is still underway.
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