8th December 2020 12:30 pm
Deepwater Horizon 10 years on – Failures, Lessons & Legacy
It is 10 years since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, in which eleven people lost their lives, 17 were seriously injured and over 5 millions barrels of crude oil spilled into the ocean and onto surrounding shoreline to create the worst oilfield ecological disaster on record. The talk will give an account of what happened, and catalogue the multiple failures that led to the disaster. It will then look at the lessons learned from the mistakes and failures which occurred, and go on to look at the changes in regulation and operational practices that have since been implemented, to try to ensure that such an accident and consequences are never repeated.
Running time: 12.30- 13.30
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