BP report: Pipe halted blowout preventer

A damaged piece of drill pipe got in the way of the blowout preventer designed to shut down a BP well in an emergency, a new federal report said.

04/12/2011


A damaged piece of drill pipe got in the way of the blowout preventer designed to shut down a BP well in an emergency, a new federal report said. When the Deepwater Horizon rig crew lost control of the well in April, the force of rushing oil buckled a section of drill pipe, which then became stuck in the blowout preventer.

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