THE SIMPLE TRUTH: BP’s Macondo Blowout — A Nonfiction Novel by J.A. Turley
BP’s Macondo Blowout
On a quiet Tuesday evening in April 2010, leaders aboard Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ran tests and declared BP’s deep oil well to be secure. They were wrong. The resulting blowout and fire later that night killed eleven, sank the rig in the mile-deep Gulf of Mexico, and left behind mourning families, an epic environmental oil spill, and questions that needed answers. One question demands answers: What directives, actions, errors, omissions caused the lethal blowout? The blowout that marked the beginning of the months-long disaster that followed. The blowout and spill that would lead to multi-billion-dollar criminal and civil fines, and to indictments for manslaughter. THE SIMPLE TRUTH answers the question.
The Simple Truth
THE SIMPLE TRUTH dramatizes the drilling of BP’s actual 3-1/2-mile-deep Macondo exploration well, albeit at the hands of fictional characters—surrogates for survivors and the eleven perfect witnesses who died that terrible night. Join the crew on the rig and share their lives—drilling ever deeper into harder rocks and increased pressures both natural and corporate, and toward a clock-driven zero hour nobody sees coming. Though the joy of a discovery is tarnished by broken budgets and little things going big wrong, all personnel depend on a shared rule: zero tolerance for failure, because offshore there's nowhere to run. Perhaps THE SIMPLE TRUTH will help those who perished pass the rule to future generations.