The 'well from hell' – my fight with BP to film Deepwater HorizonUploader: Voodoohn 5 years ago Subscribe 8
But this time the well passed the test: In late he announced a major reorganization, which would include the elimination of more than 5, jobs. Despite efforts to change, BP never corrected the underlying weakness in its safety approach, which allowed earlier calamities, such as the Texas City refinery explosion. BP became a very effective disruptor and prevented us getting any access to any oil rigs. The giant rig would burn for two days, listing more and more until finally it tipped and sank, snapping the mile-long pipe that ran between the derrick on the surface and the wellhead at the bottom of the sea and unleashing a red-brown gusher of Middle Miocene sludge.