An assistant driller on the deepwater horizon, curtis followed in the footsteps of his father, who was a diver-welder at the time of his death, the son had been in the oil industry 17 years. On april 20, 2010, an explosion on the deepwater horizon/bp mc252 drilling platform in the gulf of mexico killed 11 workers and caused the rig to sink as a result, oil began leaking into the gulf creating one of the largest spills in american history. April 20 was a triumphant evening for british petroleum and the crew of transocean's deepwater horizon floating 52 miles off the coast of louisiana in 5000 feet of water, the oil rig was close to. The scientist-versus-scientist clashes are just some of the new details about science's role in stopping the spill that have emerged in the year since the deepwater horizon drilling rig exploded.
Download a pdf of interim report on causes of the deepwater horizon oil rig blowout and ways to prevent such events by the national academy of engineering and national research council for free. An oil slick surrounds the burning deepwater horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico on wednesday the rig sunk thursday morning, and the escaping crude oil could cause an ecological disaster, say. Bp's deepwater horizon costs total $62b as workers clean oil from the sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil from the bp deepwater horizon rig that washed up on the beach in gulf shores, ala. Deepwater horizon was in 5,000 feet of water and would drill another 13,000 feet, a total of three miles the oil and gas down there are under enormous pressure.
What happened on the deepwater horizon on april 20, deepwater horizon was two days away from temporarily capping the oil well it had drilled and handing off the pumping of the oil to a production platform or pipeline. The dramatic oil rig explosion and fire aboard the transocean deepwater horizon rig 50 miles off the louisiana coast illustrates the growing risk for oil companies as they drill ever deeper into. Early on in the new peter berg film, deepwater horizon, the daughter of chief electronics technician mike williams (mark wahlberg), using a coke can as a prop, explains how oil exploration works.
Fire boat response crews battle the blaze of the off shore oil rig deepwater horizon, in the gulf of mexico, april 21, 2010. - on april 20, 2010, the deepwater horizon oil rig, located in the gulf of mexico exploded killing 11 workers and injuring 17 the oil rig sank a day-and-a-half later the spill was referred to as the deepwater horizon oil spill, bp oil spill, gulf of mexico oil spill, and bp oil disaster. 'deepwater horizon' film gets mixed reviews from survivors, bashed by bp the film deepwater horizon could change public memory of one of us history's largest oil disasters, and it comes at a. One year ago, an explosion rocked the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 workers, sinking the rig, and releasing a massive amount of crude oil into the ocean. The horizon's owner, transocean, the world's largest operator of offshore oil rigs, had provided the crew with a detailed handbook on how to respond to signs of a blowout.
The morning the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded, a bp executive and a transocean official argued over how to proceed with the drilling, rig survivors told cnn's anderson cooper in an exclusive. Macondo well onto transocean's deepwater horizon, resulting in explosions and fire on the rig eleven people lost their lives, and 17 others were injured the fire. Six years ago today, the bp deepwater horizon oil spill occurred in the us gulf of mexico with devastating effects on the local environment and on public perception of offshore oil and gas drilling. Response crews battle fire on bp-operated oil rig deepwater horizon in the gulf of mexico on 21 april 2010 photograph: ho/afp/getty images the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill disaster may have.
A blowout preventer (bop) is a device that is used to cut off the flow of gas and oil before it rushes too quickly up the pipe inside the oil rig in the deepwater horizon explosion, the bop malfunctioned and wasn't able to prevent oil and gas flow. Eight catastrophic failures led to the explosion that destroyed the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 people and leading to one of the biggest oil leaks in history. Deepwater horizon rig sinking by wendy laursen 2016-04-05 19:42:28 bp has been ordered to pay $55 billion to settle civil damages claims made by the us as a result of the deepwater horizon oil. Mdl 2179 in re: oil spill by the oil rig deepwater horizon in gulf of mexico on april 20, 2010 - official court-authorized website.
The mast of the deepwater horizon drilling rig stands intact shortly after the on-board explosion in the gulf of mexico the explosion took place on the rig shortly before 10 pm while it was. Parents need to know that deepwater horizon is an action drama based on the real-life 2010 explosion of a bp oil rig that led to 11 deaths and the greatest oil spill in history. When the deepwater horizon rig exploded in april, 2010, oil blanketed the gulf of mexico and plumes of smoke filled the air.
Deepwater horizon facts fact #1: more than 200 million gallons of crude oil was spilled into the gulf of mexico during the deepwater horizon oil spill fact #2: deepwater horizon was a 9yr old semi-submersible, mobile floating, dynamically positioned drilling rig that could operate in water up to 10,000' deep. Archival video: deepwater horizon oil rig in gulf of mexico ignited in 2010 explosion more april 21, 2010: the oil rig, under contract with bp, exploded with catastrophic results. Deepwater horizon - bp gulf of mexico oil spill on april 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig deepwater horizon , operating in the macondo prospect in the gulf of mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the death of 11 workers on the deepwater horizon and the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations.