Workers on Oil Rig Recall a Terrible Night of Blasts
By IAN URBINA and JUSTIN GILLIS - Published: May 7, 2010 - NY Times
"Just before 10 p.m., the crew was using seawater to flush drilling mud out of the pipes. Suddenly, with explosive fury, water and mud came hurtling up the pipes and onto the deck, followed by the ominous hiss of natural gas. In seconds, it touched some spark or flame."