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Interview with Ronald Sweatman

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Interview with Ronald Sweatman How the formation fluids entered the Macondo wellbore In this interview, Ron Sweatman, a Houston-based scientist-engineer with 44 patents in the areas of cementing and fracking, explains how the premature setting of the casing seal assembly set in motion a sequence of events in the fluid mechanics of the drilling fluids Continue Reading

The Macondo cement job revisited

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The Macondo cement job revisited An interview with Ronald E. Sweatman MEI INTERVIEW NO. 11 (HOUSTON) — On the day of the Macondo blowout, April 20, 2010, Ron Sweatman was working in Europe as a Halliburton technical consultant. Upon his return to Houston, he soon was seconded to join in a joint task force of Continue Reading

Macondo Wellbore Influx

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Macondo Wellbore Influx Findings and recommendations from a forensic analysis MEI REPORT NO. 789 (HOUSTON) — This report presents a fresh perspective on the undetected entry into the Macondo wellbore of formation fluids on April 20, 2010. The report draws on an extended interview with Ronald E. Sweatman, who, with others, modeled the likely effects Continue Reading