25 Feb '17, 6pm

The legacy of Deepwater Horizon: What researchers learned about oil spills

The search for crude oil has become increasingly desperate. As easily-accessible sources run dry, more challenging oil springs are being sought out – including ultra-deep wells in the ocean. But what if something goes wrong? The Deepwater Horizon disaster was a terrible example of the environmental devastation that can be caused through deepwater drilling. On 20 April 2010, BP’s mobile offshore drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, 41 miles off the Louisiana coast. It resulted in a massive offshore oil spill. Until the well could be sealed five months later, 780 million liters (210 million gallons) of crude oil leaked into the gulf, polluting ocean and coastal ecosystems and killing marine mammals, fish and seabirds in large numbers. “It was a seminal event that changed our thinking forever about drilling,” said Nancy Kinner, director of the Coastal Response Researc...

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