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 of temperature differentials in the well. Based on an analysis of fluid mechanics, they concluded that the lower portion of the cement slurry had been washed away by formation fluids within two hours of the placement of the cement.
The report includes the recommendations that arise from the modeling and conclusions.
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