Bp Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Analysis

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In this essay, we will discuss and focus on some of the events of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on April 20, 2010. The scope is to shed light on the systematic incidents and mistakes leading up to the tragic mishap as well as the aftermath. Within the analysis of this essay, I will provide clear and supporting information to help the reader see and understand some of the major factors, environmental influences, as well as system procedures that were mistreated or overlooked in times leading to the eruption.
BP, known as British Petroleum, is one of the world 's leading international oil and gas companies. They provide customers with fuel, energy, and lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used
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About a year prior on March 10, 2009, BP submitted an evaluation plan to the U.S. Department of Minerals Management Service (MMS) in case of blowout, which in the report, contained inconsistencies and illogical statements. The following timeline is consistent with multiple articles but mostly deriving from "Special Report: Why the BP Oil Rig Blowout Happened,” written by Carl Hoffman.

October 7, 2009
- BP began drilling on a rig called “the Marianas” but due to a hurricane in November 2009, the rig was damaged. Transocean, a well-known drilling company, was hired by BP to take care of the drilling of the Horizon rig. February of 2010,
- The introduction of the Horizon well was brought about and drilling resumed. Although the scheduled completion date for the well was 78 days from start, BP insisted completion within 51 days, 26 days prior to the standard finish date in order to cut the 96 million dollar budget of the well.
Early March:
- Due to increased drilling speed, workers were forced to backtrack 2000 feet from the 13,000-foot hole and plug the cracked sections with cement because of a fracture in the

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