After outlining the events surrounding the oil spill disaster, the model is employed in analysis of the oil spill the 2010 bp gulf of mexico oil spill. 1 abstract the bp oil spill released 49 million barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico and caused a grave amount of damage to the surrounding areas both environmentally and economically. Bp prided itself on finding oil — the british explorer spirit ran deep but it kept losing ground competitors derided it as a two-pipeline company, too dependent on alaska and the north sea.
Bp's report into the explosion on the deepwater horizon oil rig, and subsequent oil spill in the gulf of mexico is published at noon today the company is expected to admit it is partly to blame. The bp deepwater horizon oil rig ablaze oil spill picture image: us coast guardbreaking (7/15/2010): flow of oil halted for first time since aprilbp oil spill in the gulf of mexicoit's been a. The april 2010 bp oil spill and its impact will be felt in the gulf of mexico region for decades in the months after the deepwater horizon drilling rig exploded off the coast of louisiana, it's estimated that almost five million barrels of oil gushed from the seabed and into the gulf, making it the.
10 biggest oil spills in history the deepwater horizon spill could easily pump 20 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico while this is almost double the amount spilled by the exxon-valdez. The following is a timeline of the deepwater horizon oil spill (also referred to as the bp oil spill, the gulf of mexico oil spill or the macondo blowout) it was a massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico, the largest offshore spill in us history. Oil spill disaster reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as white house rolls back conservation measures the oil leak off the coast of scotland serves as a timely.
The first leak spilled more than 200,000 gallons (760,000 litres) of crude oil over the tundra, and a second smaller leak forced bp to shut down production on the eastern side of the oil field. 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. The british petroleum oil spill made history on april 20, 2010 an explosion on the drilling platform caused the oil rig to begin sinking and as the oil rig sunk, millions of gallons of oil began dissipating into the gulf of mexico with no way to try and stop it. The deepwater horizon study group (dhsg) says the risk of future oil and gas development in the deep waters of the gulf, arctic, and other new frontiers pose likelihoods and consequences of catastrophic failures several orders of magnitude greater than the spill that occurred in the gulf of mexico. The 13 largest oil spills in history here's a look at the largest spills in world history and how the gulf oil spill and the exxon valdez disaster compare.
(this post has been updated to include statement from keith jones) bp was grossly negligent in the 2010 deepwater horizon disaster that killed 11 men and unleashed the worst offshore oil spill in. The gulf oil disaster nrda was the largest one ever done one year after the spill, in 2011, bp agreed to provide up to $1 billion for early restoration projects under nrda public meetings and thousands of comments from gulf citizens helped form the early restoration phase and allowed gulf restoration to begin sooner. After outlining the events surrounding the oil spill disaster, the model is employed in analysis of the oil spill the oil spill case is employed as a means of reflecting on the requirements for an improved model of organizational disaster. The following list includes major oil spills since 1967 the circumstances surrounding the spill, amount of oil spilled, and the attendant environmental damage is also given dec 15, buzzards bay, mass: argo merchant ran aground and broke apart southeast of nantucket island, spilling its entire.
Deepwater horizon oil spill of 2010, also called gulf of mexico oil spill of 2010, largest marine oil spill in history, caused by an april 20, 2010, explosion on the deepwater horizon oil rig—located in the gulf of mexico, approximately 41 miles (66 km) off the coast of louisiana—and its subsequent sinking on april 22. At one level, bp's cover-up of the gulf oil disaster speaks to the enormous power that giant corporations exercise in modern society, and how unable, or unwilling, governments are to limit that. Bp plc (formerly the british petroleum company plc and bp amoco plc) is a british multinational oil and gas company headquartered in london, england it is one of the world's seven oil and gas supermajors ,  whose performance in 2012 made it the world's sixth-largest oil and gas company, the sixth-largest energy company by market.
Over the course of 87 days, the damaged macondo wellhead, located around 5,000 feet beneath the ocean's surface, leaked an estimated 319 million barrels (over 130 million gallons) of oil into the gulf of mexico—making the spill the largest accidental ocean spill in history. The bp disaster was by far the worst oil disaster in us history it spewed as much oil in just days as the entire exxon valdez spill and eclipsed the notorious ixtoc blowout in the gulf of mexico in 1979, which leaked 138 million gallons of crude. The eight failures that caused the gulf oil spill by justin mullins it is evident that a series of complex events, rather than a single mistake or failure, led to the tragedy multiple. Largest oil spill in us history continues to devastate gulf wildlife while the press and independent scientists are continually denied access to spill site and surrounding beaches by stephanie malik on april 20 a wellhead on the deepwater horizon oil drilling platform blew out in the gulf of mexico approximately 40.