On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire regionas economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gasathe latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-member Commission to investigate the disaster, analyze its causes and effects, and recommend the actions necessary to minimize such risks in the future. The Commissionas report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actionsachanges in company behavior, reform of government oversight, and investments in research and technologyarequired as industry moves forward to meet the nationas energy needs.The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and ... not adequately covered in our well control manual or adequately cover displacements in under balanced operations.
|Title||:||Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling: Report to the President, January 2011|
|Author||:||National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril|
|Publisher||:||Government Printing Office - 2011-05-24|