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. Eight catastrophic failures led to the explosion that destroyed the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 people and leading to one of the biggest oil leaks in history. Pictured is an oil boom barrier that was intended to stop the spread of oil from the bp deepwater horizon oil spill this image was taken on april 30, 2010. The deepwater horizon oil spill (also referred to as the bp oil spill, the bp oil disaster, the gulf of mexico oil spill, and the macondo blowout) is an oil spill in the gulf of mexico which. Mr gilvary said the only thing holding back bp's profit was more than $4 billion in payments related to the 2010 blowout on the deepwater horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico.
Boats battle a fire at the deepwater horizon rig on april 21, 2010, in the gulf of mexico us coast guard via getty images about 40 minutes into the new movie deepwater horizon, there is a scene. An explosion on the deepwater horizon oil rig at the macondo exploration well kills 11 workers and releases millions of barrels of crude oil into the gulf of mexico the well is capped in mid-july. The disaster on the deepwater horizon drilling rig killed 11 people and caused an 87-day uncontrolled oil spill, spewing millions of barrels of oil into the water before it was stopped. Oil spill gulf of mexico 2010 gulf sturgeon, loons and terns could share $16 million in bp spill money bird restoration projects in northern states, fish study in louisiana and mississippi, aimed at correcting damage caused by spill.
3 overview of the bp oil spill on april 20, 2010, the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded while the fire on the platform was still being contained transocean and bp were assessing their options. The deepwater horizon disaster is considered the largest marine oil spill in united states history new research to be published in the journal science tomorrow quantifies for the first time the. Deepwater horizon claims center economic & property damage claims mdl 2179 in re: oil spill by the oil rig deepwater horizon in gulf of mexico on april 20, 2010 – official court-authorized website.
The spill was referred to as the deepwater horizon oil spill, bp oil spill, gulf of mexico oil spill, and bp oil disaster it was first said that little oil had actually leaked into the ocean but a little over a month later the estimate was 12,000-19,000 barrels of crude oil being leaked per day. Deepwater horizon was still working on the macondo site on 20 april 2010, when a violent explosion occurred leading to destruction of the rig and resulting oil spill. Judge approves $20b settlement in 2010 bp oil spill fire boats battle flames from the deepwater horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico on april 21, 2010 us coast guard/getty images. Bp oil spill drilling the recent bp oil spill following the explosion of the deepwater horizon oilrig on april 20th, 2010 raised concern in the minds of all us citizens, not just the environmentalists. The bp oil spill began when the deepwater horizon rig suffered an explosion on april 20, 2010 of the 126 workers at the site that day, 11 were killed by the blast in its first month, bp spilled 30 million gallons of oil into the gulf, three times the exxon valdez oil spill.
As of 2010, the deepwater horizon disaster was the largest marine oil spill ever to occur in us waters by the time the well was capped on july 15, 2010, nearly five million barrels of oil “chronology of deepwater horizon events,”june 15, 2010 bp and the deepwater horizon disaster of 2010 rev april 3,. Deepwater horizon oil spill (2010) advertisement advertisement. Bp oil spill has lasting economic toll five years after deepwater horizon explosion is struggling to bounce back from the 2010 bp spill, which damaged estuaries and oyster reefs across the.
Deepwater horizon accident investigation report on the evening of april 20, 2010, a well control event allowed hydrocarbons to escape from the macondo well onto transocean’s deepwater horizon, resulting in explosions and fire on the rig causing a spill of national significance bp exploration & production inc was the lease operator. 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. Disaster deepwater horizon apr 29, 2010: louisiana gov bobby jindal declared a state of emergency today because of the spill apr 30, 2010: floria’s governor crist issued the first state of emergency following the deepwater horizon oil spill crisis.
An oil spill in the gulf of mexico last week may be the largest in the us since the 2010 blowout at bp plc’s macondo well that sank the deepwater horizon rig and killed 11 people. 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. A us judge has ruled bp was grossly negligent in the lead-up to the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico the ruling could potentially cost bp billions more in compensation.