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BP admits failing to use industry risk test at any of its deepwater wells in the US

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Rowena Mason
London Telegraph [1]
July 4, 2010

BP was facing fresh criticism over its approach to safety on Saturday night after critics said it did not use an industry standard process to asses risk ahead of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The procedure, known as a safety case, was developed in Britain after the catastrophic Piper Alpha oil rig explosion of 1988 in which 167 people lost their lives.

Royal Dutch Shell confirmed that it always develops safety cases – a lengthy written document – on each of its thousands of wells in the world, even though they are only mandatory in some countries.

However, BP admitted to The Sunday Telegraph that it does not use safety cases on any of its US wells, including the high-pressure deep water Macondo well from which up to 60,000 barrels of oil per day are still leaking in the Gulf of Mexico.

It is now 75 days since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank, killing 11 men and triggering the catastrophic spill.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7870301/BP-admits-failing-to-use-industry-risk-test-at-any-of-its-deepwater-wells-in-the-US.html

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[4] Deepwater Horizon alarms were switched off ‘to help workers sleep’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/deepwater-horizon-alarms-were-switched-off-to-help-workers-sleep.html

[5] Obama Asks Court to Reinstate Ban on Deepwater Drilling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-asks-court-to-reinstate-ban-on-deepwater-drilling.html

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[7] Schlumberger denies it has any Deepwater Horizon mud logs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/schlumberger-denies-it-has-any-deepwater-horizon-mud-logs.html

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