Deepwater Horizon - Anatomy of a Disaster




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On April 20th 2010, 11 men lost their lives after an explosion aboard the dynamically-positioned, semi-submersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. The well blowout and resultant oil spill pumped 3.2 million barrels into the Gulf of Mexico over a period of four months in the biggest marine catastrophe in US history.

The legal case against operator, BP, is still ongoing and will see the supermajor pay a maximum fine of $13.7 billion for gross negligence in the disaster at the ultra-deepwater Macondo Prosepct.

The oil and gas world changed on April 20th 2010. Today, on this fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon incident, Oil & Gas IQ presents you with Anatomy of A Disaster, our detailed infographic guide to the perfect storm of events that lead to this tragic incident. Based on facts presented throughout the BP trial, we clearly and comprehensively break down the web of contributing factors that led to the biggest offshore disaster of the last quarter century.

This is the interactive version of the Infographic. The printable version can be found here

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