Equipment Failures

  • Signa testified for a case in which a blowout preventer (BOP) stack element failed during Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD), causing extensive property damage and injuries.
  • Signa testified as to the exact cause of a blowout and destruction of an oil well. Testimony involved clarifying drilling fluids, drillstring depth, downhole equipment, and illustrating the destructive elements that caused the fire..
  • Our team demonstrated that extensive surface damage and downhole damage to a well was caused by equipment failure, not improper operation.
  • Our engineers reviewed an HIS coupling failure and performed torque and drag analysis to show the root cause of the failure.
  • Signa analyzed a case in which a tubing part had occurred, but demonstrated that operational error had actually caused the loss of the well.
  • Signa demonstrated a section of the bottom hole assembly (drilling jars) failed and caused a profit loss for the turnkey contractor.

Signa represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants for onshore and offshore cases. Our references and specific case histories are available by request, or return to main litigation page.

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