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Enough is Enough - Time for BP to Sit Down, Shut Up

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Enough is enough. We're now at day 52, and it is absolutely, positively clear that BP has been completely overrun and it's management is in full retr...

New Rule: You Drill Here, You Live Here

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

Here's a new rule: All corporations owning or servicing these wells must be managed by CEOs who are permanently based in the US.

My Industry -- the Oil Industry -- Should Be Ashamed of Itself

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for the industry to get on the right side of reform and improvements, not taking our usual negative positions, wielding our army of lobbyists, having to be dragged by the hair to do the right thing.

Top Kill Likely a Failure

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I'm beginning to suspect that BP knows the top kill has failed, but that they are continuing to pump mud out on the ocean floor rather than admit it.

From "Drill, Baby, Drill!" to "Spill, Baby, Spill!" Now What?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The damage to our environment, our economy, millions of lives, and our national confidence is done. But there are steps we can take to prevent this from happening again. Here are a few:

BP Singlehandedly Sets Offshore Drilling Back 50 Years

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

By developing our own oil and gas resources, along with conservation, we can extend our decline curve to give us time to develop alternate sources of energy including wind, bio, solar, and, yes, nuclear

BP Top Kill. Today? Finally?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

BP has been moving the date for the top kill on almost a daily basis, using vague explanations about staging, equipment, etc. There may be something else going on, and, based on BP's past, you can almost be sure there is.

BP's Story Changes Again -- Top Kill Delayed, Less Oil Being Recovered

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Oil on the beach and interminable delays, in addition to dozens of "press briefings" where nothing is really said, has fed a growing frustration in the press and fear among the public that BP either doesn't know what it's doing, or is not being honest.

Next Question to BP: What's Taking So Long?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It's clear now that BP is not going to be forthcoming. It's time for an independent group of engineers and scientists be inserted into the BP response center to assure that outgoing information is complete and accurate

Question for BP and the MMS - What is the Real Flow From the Blowout?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

After viewing the subsea videos of BP's blowout well last night, I am renewing my question to BP and the MMS... What is the real flow from the well?

Top Kill Is BP's Next Step

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

One of the BP's best bets to control the oil well might be the top kill -- a two step process to using plugging agents followed by heavy mud or cement, to stop the flow of oil in the Gulf.

BP Announces Success of Riser Tool -- But Remains Coy

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

BP announced that they were moving oil to the surface for containment with a riser tool, but backed off an earlier statement that they could contain 85% of the leak.

BP Blowout -- From Little Information to an Abundance, Mostly Conflicting

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Clearly, BP/Transocean missed critical signs. The well was talking to them, but nobody was listening, especially the ones who were ironically at the party celebrating their safety record.

BP Exec Admits to Senate Committee What We All Knew Anyway

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I am pretty convinced now that my initial conclusion about the cause of this accident was correct. BP and Transocean let their guards down.

BP Press Conference: More Experimental Steps to Stymie the Disaster

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

What's obvious is just how unprepared BP was for an incident of this magnitude. They are taking suggestions from anyone and everyone who wants to call, and seem willing to try almost anything.