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The Deepwater Horizon Accident: What Happened and Why?





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Uploaded on Nov 22, 2010

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.

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