Under pressure, in the dark and all at sea

McKenna, Phil
May 2010
New Scientist;5/15/2010, Vol. 206 Issue 2760, p20
The article examines how accidents during deep-water drilling operations, such as the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, can be prevented. An overview of the Deepwater Horizon drilling accident is presented which includes a discussion regarding what preventative measures could have been taken to stop the accident from occurring, the failure of the blowout preventer (BOP), and various clean-up techniques being used by the British energy company BP to limit the oil spill's environmental impact.


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