Confidential internal documents from Transocean reveal that on December 23, 2009 there was a blowout on one of their drilling rigs in the North Sea at 5:10 pm that was eerily similar to the [I]Deepwater Horizon[/I] disaster. Drilling mud was being replaced by seawater when the blowout occurred. Fortunately, in that incident, the Blowout Preventer (BOP) worked when it was activated, the rig was spared and the crew was safely evacuated.
The incident occurred at the Sedco 711 location in the North Sea. At that well, Transocean made a decision to displace the mud with seawater and had a blowout. This was the same thing that happened on the [I]Deepwater Horizon[/I] prior to the explosion that destroyed it along with 11 lives. [B]Read Full Story.[/B]