Five years ago, bp's out-of-control oil well deep in the gulf of mexico exploded eleven workers were killed on the deepwater horizon rig but it was more than a deadly accident — the blast. Special report: why the bp oil rig blowout happened engineers identify seven fatal flaws that led to the bp deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico and draw lessons on how to prevent. A rig owned by black elk energy reportedly exploded in the gulf of mexico today meanwhile, bp for billions of dollars over some of the charges against it related to the 2010 deepwater horizon. 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.
On april 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the deepwater horizon in the gulf of mexico sank the oil rig and created a leak that has spewed millions of gallons into the water this report contains our. Deepwater horizon oil spill of 2010, also called gulf of mexico oil spill of 2010, largest marine oil spill in history, caused by an april 20, 2010, explosion on the deepwater horizon oil rig—located in the gulf of mexico, approximately 41 miles (66 km) off the coast of louisiana—and its subsequent sinking on april 22. It was five years ago today that an undersea bp oil well exploded in the gulf of mexico 40 miles off the louisiana coastline, killing 11 workers on the deepwater horizon rig and causing one of the. 1150am: bp's report into the explosion on the deepwater horizon oil rig, and subsequent oil spill in the gulf of mexico is published at noon todaythe company is expected to admit it is partly to.
One year ago, an explosion rocked the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 workers, sinking the rig, and releasing a massive amount of crude oil into the ocean. The 2010 bp oil spill, which occurred six years after an ongoing discharge from a taylor energy co platform began in the gulf of mexico (us navy photo by mass communication specialist 2nd. Us deepwater horizon bp oil spill delta house oil spill updated | authorities are investigating the cause of the biggest oil spill in the gulf of mexico since the deepwater horizon blowout in 2010.
Bp plc told congressional investigators on tuesday that pressure tests on a drill pipe showed a fundamental mistake hours before the deadly explosion that caused the gulf of mexico oil leak, a. An interactive, day-by-day look at how bp's oil spill in the gulf of mexico became the worst environmental disaster in us history click on the bars below to access the important events from the first 100 days. It is now over five years since the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico oil that contaminated waters from florida and alabama, to louisiana and mississippi and devastated fishing. Us deepwater horizon explosion & oil spill lawsuits on 20 april 2010, the offshore drilling rig deepwater horizon exploded and caught fire in us waters of the gulf of mexico 11 workers were killed in the explosion and 17 injured. Bp oil disaster: how a deadly methane bubble triggered explosion a deadly bubble of methane that forced its way up from beneath the ocean floor caused last month's oil rig explosion in the gulf of.
An oil platform exploded and sank in the gulf of mexico in april 2010, killing 11 workers millions of gallons of oil spewed into the gulf for weeks before the oil well could be capped. The deepwater horizon oil spill (also referred to as the bp oil spill/leak, the bp oil disaster, the gulf of mexico oil spill, and the macondo blowout) is an industrial disaster that began on 20 april 2010, in the gulf of mexico on the bp-operated macondo prospect, considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum. Background q&a: scale of bp oil spill estimates of the amount of oil escaping from bp's damaged well in the gulf of mexico have gone from 1,000 barrels a day to as much as 60,000 barrels - why. The deepwater horizon drilling rig explosion was the april 20, 2010, explosion and subsequent fire on the deepwater horizon semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit (modu), which was owned and operated by transocean and drilling for bp in the macondo prospect oil field about 40 miles (60 km) southeast off the louisiana coast.
In its own internal report into the gulf of mexico oil spill - the first to be published since the disaster - bp spreads the blame for the 11 april explosion and resulting leak. A bird covered in oil from the bp deepwater horizon spill struggles to climb on to a boom in barataria bay in the gulf of mexico photograph: gerald herbert/ap explosion and fire on the bp. An oil spill in the gulf of mexico last week may be the largest in the us since the 2010 blowout at bp's macondo well that sank the deepwater horizon rig and killed 11 people the delta house. An oil slick is seen as the deepwater horizon oil rig burns in the gulf of mexico more than 50 miles southeast of venice on louisiana's tip, april 21, 2010.
An oil spill caused by last week’s deadly explosion on a british petroleum (bp) oil rig in the gulf of mexico is spreading toward the coast of louisiana, threatening fisheries, beaches and. Five years after the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, here's what we do and don't know five years after the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, here's what we do and don't know. On april 20, 2010, the explosion on the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico led to the largest accidental release of oil into marine waters in history on nov 15, 2012, bp, the.