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    Risk assessment of Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion and Oil Spill and Current Layout Shishir Tripathi Abstract—The explosion and the consequent sinking of Deepwater Horizon oil rig resulted in one of the worst accidental oil spill disaster in the history of petroleum industry. The investigation reports conclude several causes leading to the disaster. The primary cause for the incident, however, is attributed to the negligence and absence of disaster management procedures and protocols. The objective of the paper is to understand the root causes that lead to the disaster and present a risk assessment analysis which were in place at the day of incident. Some of the key equipment which were intended to serve as barriers to the explosion and the subsequent oil spill failed to operate on the day of incident. This led to some major organizational changes in the regulatory bodies of USA and the global oil and petroleum industry. These changes and proposed modifications to the pre-existing safety equipment which were put in place after the incident are also…

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    Wilkinson Case Study

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    On 10/31/16, in conjunction with McLaren Independent Adjuster Mr. Larry Nixon, an inspection was conducted at a work site where the insured, Superior Well Drillers had been drilling a water well for a client at Avenue 40, and Road 192, Delano, CA. The investigator with the assistance of Mr. Nixon was to verify what the insured has so far done and accomplished, after the loss when drilling equipment fell into the hole which the insured was drilling for their client. At 2:00 p.m., the inspection…

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    Oil has been a vital part of everyday life for decades. It is our main source of fuel in automobiles and other machinery. Oil has its benefits, but people seem to ignore the process of acquiring oil. Oil drilling is a dangerous and risky process. It runs the risk of contaminating the surrounding water and harming the organisms that live in it. The process also emits large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, better known as the BP oil spill, was a prime…

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    What Does BP Oil Spill?

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    on the inside of the job that made the spill possible. Due to the fact that BP wasn’t even on the rig Deepwater Horizon, the blame for the most part shouldn’t be placed on BP, but on the companies that BP hired. Many people believe BP should be completely blamed because they are the company that hired everyone to do the drilling.…

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    the evacuation of 115 individuals from the rig, the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon well, and massive marine and coastal damage from a reported 210 million barrels of released hydrocarbons. Other notable oil spill accident is the explosion of Oil well Ixtoc 1 in the Bay of Campeche in Mexico in June 1979, releasing 140 million gallons into the sea for ten months. The spilled oil covered the area of 1100 square miles and caused severe damage to marine life. As we are moving to a world where the…

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    International Inc. owned and operated seven oil and gas drilling rigs, with six of them operational and the seventh was being reactivated (Rig #22). Rig #22 was brought back into operation because of increased demand for oil and gas due to a booming economy (Barnes, 1994). Tom Brinkerhoff was the president of BII and was concerned about increasing production to keep up with the rising demand. As part of his current focus, bringing Rig #22 back…

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    being debated about whether or not to drill for natural resources off of the Southeastern Coast. In my opinion, companies should not be allowed to drill off of the Southeastern Coast because the benefits gained from drilling would not outweigh the detrimental environmental and economic impact. It is difficult to find a report which explicitly states the exact amounts of natural resources located off of the Southeastern coast, but there are a few places which reference what may be available.…

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    Analysis Of The BP Oil Spill

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    Oil Drilling Regulations British Petroleum(BP) had a massive oil spill on April 20, 2010. In the BP Oil Spill, more than 200 million gallons of oil was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of eighty seven days, making it the biggest oil spill in United States history. The initial oil rig explosion killed eleven people and injured seventeen others (“11 Facts”). The spill killed hundreds of animal, plant life and destroyed the environment. BP was penalized up to forty billion dollars in…

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    Deepwater Horizon Tragedy

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    Environmentalists were angry after the disaster occurred and blamed federal regulators. However, they hadn’t been focused on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before the explosion either. MMS took recommendation from the oil industry, specifically the American Petroleum Institute, when determining regulations on oil drilling. They trusted that the industry was up to date on technology and thus allowed the oil companies to dictate the regulations that they were being held to. As David Abraham…

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    Westside Hotel Case Study

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    and obtained insured owner Simran Doel's recorded statement regarding the alleged theft of equipment at a job site. Mr. Doel was questioned about the spear which was released to continue with the job. He said the spear is not relating to this claim in question regarding to this current claim relating to E2D65984, as it relates to claim number E2D68072. He said the email referencing the spear was used at the worksite where this Investigator had conducted an inspection when he used the spear to…

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