May 25, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — Sealing wells with cement is one of the most crucial jobs in offshore drilling, but an investigation by the Associated Press indicates that government regulators have been lax in monitoring this procedure.

Dozens of times, according to federal safety records, poor cement jobs have been implicated in offshore well drilling problems.

Faulty well cementing is seen as one of the possible causes for the disastrous explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon offshore platform and triggered the ongoing massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Drilling news – http://energy.einnews.com/news/offshore-drilling-gulf-of-mexico
Deepwater Horizon news – http://energy.einnews.com/news/deepwater-horizon

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