quote:I don't know that they didn't try that. That's why I don't want to start spreading rumors.
Why did they go straight to the blind rams? Should have closed the pipe rams and or annular first. Once you go for the shear you are screwed if they don't make the cut.
Yeah, if this is a Cameron bop they could try and shut down a lot out there until they are inspected.
Cameron, which made the so-called blowout preventer designed to stop explosions in BP’s oil well, was named in multiple lawsuits claiming the equipment was defective. Witnesses testifying at a New Orleans trial over fault for the disaster have said the blowout preventer wasn’t properly maintained by the Transocean (RIG) Ltd. crew manning the drill rig.
Cameron was sued because its equipment didn’t stop the blowout. Barbier found the evidence presented at trial didn’t establish the company improperly designed or manufactured the safety system. Witnesses testified the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer suffered from faulty wiring and a dead battery. “The evidence is directed not at Cameron itself but rather at Cameron’s customers,” BP and Transocean, Barbier said in court yesterday. BP and Transocean are “sophisticated customers,” Barbier said. “They specified and selected the type of blowout preventer, the components, the arrangement of the components and made decisions, whether those decisions in the end were right or wrong or proper or not, they made decisions as to how this blowout preventer would be configured and arranged and its capacity,” he said.
quote:but its better than this current option of having a blowout
Not only that but once you shear you can no longer circulate your kick out. The only option left is to bullhead and that is not a good option.