Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Deepwater Horizon, BP, U.S. MMS Agency: Why No Double Redundant Systems in Deepwater Oil Wells?

June 16th, 2010

Hey Deepwater Horizon, BP, US MMS Agency,
For deepwater oil wells, why don’t you require double redundant systems in case of a catastrophic failure such as with the emergency shut-off valve for this deepwater oil well system that is currently leaking massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico? I mean, I always thought that anything that was done at a depth of five thousand feet underwater always had double redundant systems for nearly everything. Apparently this is not the case with your systems and these wells? It’s not like the wells don’t generate the cash flows to cover the costs of double redundant systems, right?

Adam Trotter P.E. / AVT

PS. In my professional opinion, if they are responsible for the cognizance of these off-shore wells, everyone - except maybe the support workers - at the US MMS Agency (Minerals Management Service, Dept. of Interior) should be fired/terminated from government service. The White House should ‘clean house’ with that simpleton agency – from what I am hearing in the news reports. Get rid of them! Apparently, we won’t miss them at all! Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.

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