In a new edition of "60 Minutes," correspondent Scott Pelley interviews chief electronics technician Mike Williams, who said the pressure of a slipping schedule -- it was taking too long to reach the oil -- cost BP two weeks' time and $25 million.
Just seven months before, he and the crew drilled the deepest oil well in history, 35,000 feet.
But time is money, and the Transocean crew were facing increased pressure from BP -- enough that BP pulled rank on Transocean management the day of the accident.
Here's part one of the story:
...and here's part two:
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