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Discovery of second pipe in Deepwater Horizon riser stirs debate among experts | NOLA.com

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Some experts say a second piece of drill pipe in the riser could have prevented shear rams on the rig’s blowout preventer from sealing the well and permanently cutting off the flow of oil after the April 20 explosion.

The presence of two pipes could have also contributed to BP’s failure to make a clean cut on the riser when securing the existing containment dome, inhibiting its ability to collect the maximum amount of oil.

via Discovery of second pipe in Deepwater Horizon riser stirs debate among experts | NOLA.com.

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July 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

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