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Main Title Macondo well-Deepwater Horizon blowout : lessons for offshore drilling safety /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 779478530
Subjects BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010. ; Mobile offshore structures. ; Offshore oil industry--Safety measures. ; Oil wells--Design and construction. ; Gulf of Mexico.
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http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13273
National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13273
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EMAM  Internet Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 03/20/2012
Collation 1 online resource (xx, 176 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Notes
Includes bibliographical references. Print version record.
Contents Notes
"Macondo well-Deepwater Horizon blowout examines the causes of the blowout and provides a series of recommendations, for both the oil and gas industry and government regulators, intended to reduce the likelihood and impact of any future losses of well control during offshore drilling. According to this report, companies involved in offshore drilling should take a 'system safety' approach to anticipating and managing possible dangers at every level of operation (from ensuring the integrity of wells to designing blowout preventers that function under all foreseeable conditions) in order to reduce the risk of another accident as catastrophic as the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. In addition, an enhanced regulatory approach should combine strong industry safety goals with mandatory oversight at critical points during drilling operations. Macondo Well-Deepwater Horizon Blowout discusses ultimate responsibility and accountability for well integrity and safety of offshore equipment, formal system safety education and training of personnel engaged in offshore drilling, and guidelines that should be established so that well designs incorporate protection against the various credible risks associated with the drilling and abandonment process. This book will be of interest to professionals in the oil and gas industry, government decision makers, environmental advocacy groups, and others who seek an understanding of the processes involved in order to ensure safety in undertakings of this nature"--Publisher's web site.