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Why Share Information?

George Bernard Shaw wrote, "Most discoveries are made regularly every 15 years," which applies well to blowout intervention. After a blowout, everyone wants to find the cause, prevent recurrence and understand how it was controlled. In-house papers may be written, although few are published, measures are introduced to prevent another occurrence and be better prepared next time. and discussions about better cooperation take place.

In time, experience is lost as individuals leave and conditions become ripe for another blowout. There fore, it is important to record, publicize, discuss and review case histories and past actions to learn about and prevent future disasters. Failure to use available information, not a lack of knowledge, usually causes and can certainly worsen disasters.