Thursday, August 12, 2010


Here's one for all you Anonymouses that like to argue the technical details of the Skandi subs, their navigation systems and all the rest of the geeky specifications of the equipment involved in the Gulf oil disaster. I just watched online the old 60 Minutes interview with the last man off Deepwater Horizon. You can find it here:;photovideo

In the second segment, after the first online ad, the narrator says that the man being interviewed had just participated in the world's greatest ever drilling achievement, that the rig had drilled to a depth of 35,000 feet. Transocean's own web page for Deepwater Horizon states that the rig had a maximum drilling depth of 30,000 feet. So how could it have drilled the extra 5,000 feet beyond its capability as reported, seven months before the explosion at Well site B in the MC252 survey site where BP contracted Transocean to drill the ill-fated well? I don't know. I report, you decide.

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