DEEP WATER — THE GULF OIL DISASTER AND THE FUTURE OF OFFSHORE DRILLING
|Author(s)||Report to the President|
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The publication with quite self-explanatory title. The content of this officially released document provides the readers with the results of the investigation of one of the most disastrous and tragic happenings of the offshore industry of all times. The famous blowout of the Macondo well took place on 20 April 2010 and cost eleven human lives and caused the Deepwater Horizon offshore floating drilling rig to sink.
Another consequence was the spillage of over four million barrels of the crude oil directly into the Mexican Gulf causing the huge environmental impact. Subject oil spill has resulted in the disruption of the economic systems of the whole region, huge damages to the fisheries and habitats... It has also highlighted the existing risks of the deepwater well drilling during the oil and gas exploration considered one of the latest frontiers in the energy supply of the country.
Soon after the disaster, President appointed the Commission for its investigation and analysis of all causes and effects; subject Commission consisted of seven expert members and was suggested to provide the valuable recommendations for minimization of the risks in the future. The report produces by this Commission is contained in the pages of this document and will be greatly interest not only to the professionals of the offshore industry but even to the general reader.
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