Bp oil spill offshore deep water oil drilling situated in the the gulf of mexico had a blowout on april 20, 2010 which caused a massive explosion riser pipe ruptured it sealed with a cap and then with concrete. On april 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig deepwater horizon, operating in the macondo prospect in the gulf of mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the death of 11 workers on the deepwater horizon and the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations 4 million barrels of oil flowed from the damaged macondo well over an 87-day period, before it was finally capped on july 15, 2010. The deepwater horizon oil spill is a massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico that is the largest offshore spill in us history the spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher that resulted from the april 20, 2010 deepwater horizon drilling rig explosion. Ken arnold, who has worked in the oil and gas industry for 45 years, says the overall record of deepwater oil operations in the gulf of mexico and elsewhere has been outstanding, with few major spills.
View full size the deepwater horizon oil rig burns and collapses into the gulf of mexico on april 22, two days after the well blew, killing 11 workers on board the rig more than 100 hours of testimony before a federal investigative panel , two dozen congressional hearings and several internal company reports have brought the genesis of the spill into sharp focus. The gulf oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in us history within days of the april 20, 2010 explosion and sinking of the deepwater horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico that killed 11 people, underwater cameras revealed the bp pipe was leaking oil and gas on the ocean floor about 42 miles off the coast of louisiana.
And that, they said, led to the dumping of 172m gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico and the nation's worst offshore oil disaster investigators have long known that the device failed. Major processes- fixation n2 78% in atm, transformation different forms, decomposition return n important helper- bacteria human impacts- fossil fuels, agriculture phosphorus cycle= no atm component rocks major processes- weathering/erosion rocks to water, geology earthquakes human impacts- increased erosion, fertilizers. It is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters the valdez spill was the largest ever in us waters until the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill, in terms of volume released and then with concrete the disaster is located in the gulf of mexico, effected louisiana marshes, ruined tourism in gulf.
Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more get started now. Aerial april 2010 photo shows an oil slick as the deepwater horizon oil rig burns photograph: gerald herbert/ap a federal board investigation into the 2010 bp oil spill concludes that a last-ditch safety device on the underwater well had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today. 'deepwater horizon' is based on the heroic response to the 2010 oil spill off the gulf of mexico it stars mark wahlberg, kurt russell, gina rodriguez and kate hudson 'deepwater horizon' weaves a human tale into its action story.
The central cause of the explosion aboard the deepwater horizon drilling rig was a failure of the cement at the base of the 18,000-foot-deep well that was supposed to contain oil and gas within the well bore that led to a cascade of human and mechanical errors that allowed natural gas under tremendous pressure to shoot onto the drilling platform, causing an explosion and fire that killed 11 of the 126 crew members and caused an oil spill that took 87 days to get under control. 'deepwater horizon' shows human side of infamous bp oil spill 'deepwater horizon' is based on the heroic response to the 2010 oil spill off the gulf of mexico it stars mark wahlberg, kurt.
Gulf of mexico oil spill 2010 also known as the deepwater horizon oil spill of 2010 second largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of petroleum 49 million barrels 46 million lbs of oily material was cleaned. Offshore deep water oil drilling situated in the the gulf of mexico had a blowout on april 20, 2010 which caused a massive explosion riser pipe ruptured it sealed with a cap and then with concrete the disaster is located in the gulf of mexico, effected louisiana marshes, ruined tourism in gulf of mexico, oil was underwated-easier to clean, pipe rupture. View full size the deepwater horizon oil rig burns and collapses into the gulf of mexico on april 22, two days after the well blew, killing 11 workers on board the rig.
The gulf of mexico’s diverse ecosystem includes deep-sea ocean ridges and trenches, mid-depth banks, barrier islands, beaches, coral reefs, and estuaries as currents and winds spread the oil from the mile-deep spill site, all habitats were at risk of contamination. Pictures of pelicans, sea turtles, and other gulf of mexico wildlife struggling in oil were among some of the most disturbing images of the deepwater horizon oil spill disaster in 2010 according to the us fish and wildlife service, thousands of “visibly” oiled animals (pdf) —which include birds, sea turtles , and marine mammals—were collected by authorities in the vicinity of the deepwater horizon oil spill. On april 20, 2010, an explosion on the deepwater horizon/bp mc252 drilling platform in the gulf of mexico killed 11 workers and caused the rig to sink as a result, oil began leaking into the gulf creating one of the largest spills in american history during the next 87 days an estimated 4 million barrels (168 million gallons) were released from the reservoir, of which 319 million (134 million gallons) were released into the gulf of mexico. Bp accepts its role in the disaster but also points the finger at two of its contractors the accident occurred on 20 april as the team aboard deepwater horizon was preparing to temporarily abandon a well it had drilled some 70 kilometres from the us coast.