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Leçons tirées de l’accident du forage pétrolier profond dans le golfe du Mexique en avril 2010

ADIT, janvier
     The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released yesterday a first chapter on BP well blowout investigation in advance of the full report.
Amongst the key findings:
"A Failure of Management"

"Cumulative Risk Large and Avoidable"
"...the Macondo blowout was the product of several individual missteps and oversights by BP, Halliburton, and Transocean, which government regulators lacked the authority, the necessary resources, and the technical expertise to prevent."
"The blowout was not the product of a series of aberrational decisions made by rogue industry or government officials that could not have been anticipated or expected to occur again. Rather, the root causes are systemic and, absent significant reform in both industry practices and government policies, might well recur."

     "What we... know is considerable and significant:
(1) each of the mistakes made on the rig and onshore by industry and government increased the risk of a well blowout;
     (2) the cumulative risk that resulted from these decisions and actions was both unreasonably large and avoidable; and;
     (3) the risk of a catastrophic blowout was ultimately realized on April 20 and several of the mistakes were contributing causes of the blowout."

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