US Congressional Investigators Alleges BP Carelessness

The letter cites an email in which a BP engineer calls the project a “nightmare well which has everyone all over the place.” It also cites evidence that delays at the Macondo well “created pressure to take shortcuts to speed finishing the well.” BP has responded by asking the committee to raise its questions when Hayward testifies before it on Thursday.

BP PLC engineers made a series of cost-conscious decisions that ran counter to the advice of key contractors in the days leading up to the April 20 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, according to documents released Monday by a congressional panel.