06 Jan '18, 3pm

Trump's Offshore Oil Drilling Plans Ignore the Lessons of BP Deepwater Horizon Spill

Trump's Offshore Oil Drilling Plans Ignore the Lessons of BP Deepwater Horizon Spill

Another proposal would relax requirements for onshore remote monitoring of drilling. While serving on the presidential commission in 2010, I visited Shell’s operation in New Orleans that remotely monitored the company’s offshore drilling activities. This site operated on a 24-7 basis, ever ready to provide assistance, but not all companies met this standard. BP ’s counterpart operation in Houston was used only for daily meetings prior to the Deepwater Horizon spill. Consequently, its drillers offshore urgently struggled to get assistance prior to the blowout via cellphones.

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