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Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part VII: ‘Twas no time to “lawyer up”

Parts I, II, III, IV, V and VI of Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)?, have all focused on who first conceived of the device that was ultimately used to cap the blown out Macondo Well after the […]

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Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part VI: “An earlier capping assembly”

Among the numerous inconsistencies found in the BP Deepwater Horizon trial testimony and documentation, we now point to an email dated June 18, 2010 from BP’s Trevor Smith. In the email, Smith prepares his team at BP to answer questions […]

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Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP (and the Gulf)? – Part V: What’s in a name?

As discussed in Parts I, II, III and IV of Chris McIntyre, the man who saved BP, there is no dispute that Chris McIntyre provided BP design drawings for a device very similar to the one that the company eventually used to […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]