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BP Deepwater Horizon: McIntyre v. British Petroleum – Part VII

Parts I, II, III, IV, V and VI have all focused on who first conceived of the device that was ultimately used to cap the blown out Macondo Well after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. While the reader may draw his or […]

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BP Deepwater Horizon: McIntyre v. British Petroleum – Part VI

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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BP Capping Stack Solution: McIntyre v. British Petroleum – Part V

As discussed in Parts I, II, III and IV of McIntyre v. British Petroleum, 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 cap the Macondo […]

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BP Capping Stack Solution: McIntyre v. British Petroleum – Part IV

The smoking gun? As discussed in Part III, 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 – or shaft. In fact, McIntyre’s riser […]

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BP Capping Stack Solution: McIntyre v. British Petroleum – Part III

As discussed in Part II, 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 oil from the Macondo Well on July […]

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BP Capping Stack Solution: McIntyre v. British Petroleum – Part II

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

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BP Deepwater Horizon Capping Stack Solution: McIntyre v. British Petroleum – 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 […]