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The Deepwater Horizon Accident: What Happened and Why?

November 16, 2010 – Roland Horne begins the first of a series of two lectures with an overview of what led to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010, and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of […]

Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation, Brett Cocales Testimony, Part 1

Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation, Brett Cocales Testimony, Part 1 August 27, 2010 Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Brett Cocales testified at the U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Energy Management joint investigation of the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. This session of hearings focused on well design and […]

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon was an offshore oil drilling rig owned by Transocean. Built in 2001 in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the rig was commissioned by R&B Falcon, which later became part of Transocean, and leased to BP until 2013. In September 2009, the rig drilled the deepest oil well in history at a vertical […]

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