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Topic - Harry Thierens
A BP vice president said Wednesday that critical time was wasted in the hours after the Gulf of Mexico well explosion in trying to learn what changes had been made to a device meant to prevent oil from leaking from the blown-out well.
He said as attempts were being made to shut the well with the blowout preventer, it became clear rig-owner Transocean had made changes to the device's locking mechanism.
Mr. Thierens said it took between 12 hours and 24 hours to get the right drawings of the changes.