Oil Spill Highlights Need For Safer Offshore Drilling

Masterson, Lauren
June 2010
Sea Technology;Jun2010, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p7
The author reflects on the series of oil rig explosion and massive oil spill that have left an undeniable disaster of immense proportions in the U.S. The author addresses concerns on how to respond to the ongoing disaster and how to prevent such catastrophes in the future. An overview on the failure of the Vernier, Switzerland-based Transocean rig operated by BP PLC that caused a critical status in the development of the U.S. domestic offshore oil drilling is also offered.


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