CSB Draft Report Finds Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Failed Due to Unrecognized Pipe Buckling Phenomenon During Emergency Well-Control Efforts on April 20, 2010, Leading to Environmental Disaster in Gulf of Mexico

   Report Says Similar Accident Could Still Occur, Calls for Better Management of Safety-Critical Elements by Offshore Industry, Regulators     Houston, Texas, June 5, 2014— The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico during the disaster on … Continue reading CSB Draft Report Finds Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Failed Due to Unrecognized Pipe Buckling Phenomenon During Emergency Well-Control Efforts on April 20, 2010, Leading to Environmental Disaster in Gulf of Mexico

Government Finalizes Safety Rules for Offshore Drilling

  By JOSH LEDERMAN | August 17, 2012 Government regulators issued a final set of safety rules for offshore drilling Wednesday, fine-tuning a series of emergency measures put in place after the BP oil spill in 2010. Oil industry groups reacted tepidly, saying they were still poring over the 137-page rule released by the Interior … Continue reading Government Finalizes Safety Rules for Offshore Drilling

Michaels on Gulf Cleanup Workers: We Were Trying Not to Kill Them

May 25, 2011 10:58 AM, By Sandy Smith The greatest threat facing the Gulf Coast clean up workers following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil leak wasn’t the murky, oily water or various safety hazards, says OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels. It was the summer weather found in the Gulf of Mexico. There were tens … Continue reading Michaels on Gulf Cleanup Workers: We Were Trying Not to Kill Them

Tests on BP Well Blowout Preventer Confirm Redesign a Necessity

Part #1 Part #2 See a Copy of the Det Norske Veritas' (DNV) report on the forensic testing Report here: http://www.deepwaterinvestigation.com/external/content/document/3043/1047295/1/DNV%20BOP%20report%20-%20Vol%202%20%282%29.pdf Yesterday, the Department of Interior released Det Norske Veritas' (DNV) report on the forensic testing that it conducted on the blowout preventer (BOP) that failed to shut in BP's blown out Macondo well almost … Continue reading Tests on BP Well Blowout Preventer Confirm Redesign a Necessity

Live Feeds of Oil Spill in the Gulf –All 11 Feeds – Updated 7/30/2010

Note: 1. Static Kill Underway as of 3:30 PM CDT August 2, 2010 - Live Close up on CNN.com 2. Feeds were mysteriously down for the last 3 days, and when ordered to come back online today (7/30) by the US Coast Guard, ROV's were cleaning oil spilling once again from the well riser area. … Continue reading Live Feeds of Oil Spill in the Gulf –All 11 Feeds – Updated 7/30/2010

EPA demands less-toxic dispersant in the Gulf

The Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials late Wednesday that the company has 24 hours to choose a less-toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to government sources familiar with the decision, and must apply the new form of dispersants within 72 hours of submitting … Continue reading EPA demands less-toxic dispersant in the Gulf

“The Blowout on BP Deepwater Horizon” – A Disaster in the Making – Courtesy of 60 Minutes ®

Part #1 Part #2 Part #3 Part #4 Video Courtesy of CBS / 60 Minutes ® The federal agency responsible for ensuring that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was operating safely before it exploded last month fell well short of its own policy that inspections be done at least once per month, … Continue reading “The Blowout on BP Deepwater Horizon” – A Disaster in the Making – Courtesy of 60 Minutes ®