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    • Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part IV: The Shaft

      Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part IV: The Shaft

      The smoking gun? As discussed in Part III of The Man Who Saved BP, the design for the device that Chris McIntyre provided to BP on May 14, 2010 to cap the Macondo Well described an unusually long riser – […]

    • Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part III: Contradictions

      Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part III: Contradictions

      As discussed in The Man Who Saved BP Part II: The Invention, Chris McIntyre’s device, or one strikingly similar to it (a ventable valve landed on the flex joint flange above the LMRP), was in fact used to stop the flow of […]

    • Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part II: The Invention

      Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part II: The Invention

      On May 14, 2010, at 3:48 a.m. Alaska Standard Time, Chris McIntyre, the unlikely hero described in Part I of The Man Who Saved BP, emailed the company a PDF which contained a description and design drawings for his unique, new and […]

    • Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part I

      Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part I

      Chris McIntyre is an unemployed, middle-aged truck driver in Alaska. He has no formal engineering training, is in relatively poor health, and is nearly down to his last dime. In short, he is an unlikely hero. So when he contacted me […]

    • Judge Barbier Fires Shot Across BP’s Bow

      Judge Barbier Fires Shot Across BP’s Bow

      In what has become a common theme in the byzantine litigation that surrounds BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, Judge Carl Barbier once again slapped the hand of BP’s counsel for misleading the Court by selectively misquoting precedential case law. In an […]

    • BP can’t handle the truth

      BP can’t handle the truth

      BP is known to play fast and loose with the facts, with the above particularly memorable “lapse” discovered in the Summer of 2010 by a reporter at Ameriblog of a faked and photo shopped image of BP’s emergency command center. […]

    • Hoodwinked: What BP Says v. What BP Means

      Hoodwinked: What BP Says v. What BP Means

      Apparently the British are known for saying one thing while meaning another. That tendency may help explain British Petroleum’s complete position reversal over the past twelve months with regard to the Settlement Agreement the company itself authored. The Agreement was meant […]

    • BP Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Congress

      BP Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Congress

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BP Exploration and Production Inc. (BP) has agreed to plead guilty to felony manslaughter, environmental crimes and obstruction of Congress and pay a record $4 billion in criminal fines and penalties for its conduct leading to the […]