Deepwater Engineering: Cement Doesn’t Work, Legs Collapse, Complexity Grows — Otherwise Easy

Good technical panel at MIT on the risks and consequences in deepwater oil drilling: Cement changes how it acts, legs collapse under weight and vibration, and the complexity and coupling exceed our cognitive capacity. It’s fairly straightforward, other than that.

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