BP blowout

100% Failsafe? There’s No Such Thing!

The blowout prevention device, which was touted as providing absolute protection against blowouts, not surprisingly turns out to have some flaws.  In a 2001 document, according to the Washington Post,  drilling rig operator Transocean said there were 260 “failure modes” that could require removal of the blowout preventer. Nothing is failure-proof unless the laws of …