MACONDO WELL DEEPWATER HORIZON BLOWOUT — LESSONS FOR IMPROVING OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY
|Author(s)||National Research Council|
|Publisher||National Academic Press|
|D O W N L O A D|
The title of this publication is quite self-explanatory.... this official release by the National Research Council is dedicated to one of the catastrophic offshore disasters in the history - the blowout of the Macondo Well which has eventually resulted in the huge oil spill in the Mexican Gulf.
The authors of this document are the recognized experts in the various offshore related fields including petroleum engineering, marine systems, geophysics, risk analysis and others - they have tried to perform the analysis of the reasons and consequences of what actually occurred in order to provide a series of valuable recommendations for the offshore oil and gas industry; this would really help to avoid the future losses or at least to reduce their likelihood to the minimum.
Obviously, their efforts and the importance of the present report to the safety of the offshore workers and protection of the environment is highly appreciated and can never be overestimated. That was a terrible case and participants of the offshore activities shall learn a lesson.
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