**Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Subsequent Oil Spill (aka BP Oil Spill) in the Gulf of Mexico: Technological Failures, Crisis Response, and Engineering

Citation:

Atkins W, Lerner KL. **Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Subsequent Oil Spill (aka BP Oil Spill) in the Gulf of Mexico: Technological Failures, Crisis Response, and Engineering. DRAFT COPY subsequently published in Carroll, A., McCoy, J.F., and O'Meara, M.A. Top Stories 2010. Cengage Gale. 2010.
Lee Lerner

Abstract:

In April 2010, a oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, caused an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig operated by BP (formerly British Petroleum) and a vast oil spill into the Gulf waters that lasted for 87 days before being capped. The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 17. The incident is commonly called the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the BP oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout. Within 24 hours, the Coast Guard determined the incident had the potential to become a major environment disaster for the United States. more

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