Gulf Spill Report: A Preventable Disaster

The failed Deepwater Horizon oil rig relied too heavily on engineers following complex data for long periods of time, instead of providing automatic warning alerts.

02/01/2011


The failed Deepwater Horizon oil rig relied too heavily on engineers following complex data for long periods of time, instead of providing automatic warning alerts.

That is just one of the findings of the Oil Spill Commission, created by President Obama to investigate the Gulf of Mexico disaster. The report, released today, also criticized decisions to ignore cement modeling tests, as well as other cementing and management strategies.

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