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2011-12-10 02:09:29

After the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of the Interior asked the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council to convene a committee of experts to analyze the probable causes of the disaster and identify measures for preventing similar harm in the future. MACONDO WELL-DEEPWATER HORIZON BLOWOUT: LESSONS FOR IMPROVING OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY, the committee's final report, analyzes the performance of the technologies and...

BP Submits Worst Case Scenario Contingency Plan For New Well
2011-10-13 04:59:28

BP has established contingency plans to fight a massive oil spill twice the size of last year´s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, BBC News reports. The oil giant submitted its "worst-case scenario" Oil Pollution Emergency Plan to the British government, from which it is seeking approval to begin drilling a new exploratory well 80 miles northwest of the Shetland islands early next year. BP has been exploring those deep waters for some forty years, and has been...

Image 1 - Deepwater Horizon Spill Effects On Fish Revealed
2011-09-27 07:52:04

Oil spill resulted in dramatic effects on fish species in Louisiana marshes Despite low concentrations of oil constituents in Gulf of Mexico waters from the Deepwater Horizon spill, fish were dramatically affected by toxic components of the oil. So found a team led by scientists Fernando Galvez and Andrew Whitehead of Louisiana State University (LSU). The researchers published their results this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Galvez,...

2011-09-14 14:46:46

Several new studies of air and water near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill conclude that cleanup workers may have escaped harm from one of the most worrisome groups of potentially toxic substances in the oil, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (CEN), ACS's weekly news magazine. But it cites concerns that another group of potentially harmful chemicals did escape from the water and could create a health hazard for cleanup workers. The article, by C&EN...

2011-06-20 15:05:00

GENEVA, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE / Euronext Paris / SIX: WFT) today announced that its U.S. subsidiary has reached agreement with BP to settle any claims that may have arisen between the companies relating to the Deepwater Horizon incident and oil spill. Under the settlement, BP will indemnify Weatherford for current and future compensatory claims resulting from the incident and the impacts from that event. Under the agreement, BP will indemnify...

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2011-04-24 08:00:00

In a report on Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard criticized Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig by saying the company had "poor safety culture."The report said that poor maintenance, inadequate training and the bypassing of alarms and automatic shutdown systems prevented the crew from shutting down the well after it blew, and led to a chaotic abandonment of the blazing Deepwater Horizon rig. "The investigation revealed that Deepwater Horizon and its owner, Transocean, had serious safety...

2011-04-22 00:00:30

Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of the Houston maritime law firm, Arnold & Itkin LLP, say the federal government and oil industry have been too slow to act on improving offshore worker safety. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 One year after the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil rig fire and explosion, reforms are still needed to provide better safety for offshore workers, Houston maritime injury attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin said today. "On the whole, I don't think you can say that...

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2011-04-21 12:30:00

BP is suing the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year for $40 billion in damages. BP said safety systems on Transocean's Deepwater Horizon rig had failed. The company claimed in a statement that Swiss-based company Transocean "missed critical signs that hydrocarbons were flowing up the riser and failed to take appropriate actions." "As the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig, Transocean is a 'responsible party' under the Oil Pollution Act and should...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, attorneys with the Houston maritime law firm of Arnold & Itkin LLP, say safer work conditions would be the best memorial to the Deepwater Horizon's 11 lost offshore workers. Houston, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Houston maritime attorney Jason Itkin said the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still being felt by many communities and workers along the Gulf coast as the first anniversary of the disaster approaches. "Workers, families and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.