I came home way late Friday and read this. Actually, I read it a few times since I thought it was a joke.
Before you click into and read the article. Two things:
Given the events that happened, and given, oh, perhaps, that oil drilling 3 miles under the water might be somewhat technical, what type of "idea" did you expect to see?
Now think of all the times you were called on vacation, in the middle the night, when you were at a restaurant to help fix a website.
Ok with that in mind, read on.
That engineer is crazy!