Mattathias Schwartz: BP’s Mafioso Tactics
6 October 2011
Show More Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP by Tom Bergin.
Random House, 294 pp., £12.99, July 2011, 978 1 84794 081 0Show More
A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher by Joel Achenbach.
Simon and Schuster, 276 pp., $25.99, April 2011, 978 1 4516 2534 9Show More
“... reading on a pressure gauge, went unnoticed by the head driller for 40 minutes. Then black drilling mud began spilling out onto the drilling floor, and it was too late. The Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach provides a more thorough account of the engineering decisions in the hours before the blowout. Where Bergin draws most of his details on the blowout from the top layer of data – widely ...”