Contractor: Activity on Busy Rig Obscured Key Data

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Metairie, LA (AP) - A contractor says it was hard for workers
monitoring key data to know what was going on during a critical
time in the final hour before the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion
because so many activities were happening at once.
Data presented Friday by John Gisclair, a support services
coordinator for a unit of Halliburton, to a federal panel
investigating the April 20 disaster shows there was a sharp rise in
pressure that was later followed by a sharp drop in pressure.
Gisclair says that could have been an indicator that something
was wrong.
The explosion killed 11 workers and led to more than 200 million
gallons of oil spewing from BP PLC's undersea well.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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