MORE THAN 27,000 ABANDONED WELLS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

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The Gulf of Mexico is packed with abandoned oil wells from a host of companies including BP, according to an investigation by Associated Press, which describes the area as “an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades”.

Original AP Article: AP IMPACT: Gulf awash in 27,000 abandoned wells

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LLOG EXPLORATION OFFSHORE HAD ALREADY BEEN DRILLING AT THE MACONDO ACCIDENT SITE AGAIN IN 2015

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“Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused the country’s largest offshore oil spill five years ago off the coast of Louisiana. A Louisiana-based oil company, LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC, plans to drill into the Macondo reservoir.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/13/louisiana-oil-drilling-deepwater-horizon-bp-spill

THE DEEPWATER HORIZON ACCIDENT: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY?

“November 16, 2010 – Roland Horne begins the first of a series of two lectures with an overview of what led to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010, and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Roland Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth Sciences.”

NOAA DOCUMENTS ON DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL & SPILL REPONSE

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NOAA’s work on the Horizon is so voluminous & still ongoing, that I could not back it all up, but I trust them so far not to remove anything of importance.

Here are some links to sources at NOAA:

https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/deepwaterhorizon/

https://www.lib.noaa.gov/researchtools/subjectguides/dwh.html

https://docs.lib.noaa.gov/noaa_documents/DWH_IR/

https://www.lib.noaa.gov/researchtools/subjectguides/dwh_bibliography.pdf