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
“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.”
“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.”
Someone was smart back then and did a backup of the MMS website after the Horizon blew up, before the Agency was demolished. This is basically for historic purposes, but also to show what websites of dysfunctional agencies look like 😉 .
Just a bunch of other reports done on the Macondo Blowout by different entities. If you think I left something important out, let me know.