Offshore in depth

The Deepwater Horizon accident five years ago was a wake-up call for offshore operators, who assumed they were well-prepared to respond to a subsea spill. The disaster potentially could have placed 70% of the world’s oil reserves off-limits, if the industry couldn’t provide a more effective response than the frustratingly slow effort used to control the Macondo well. Gulf of Mexico response. In the wake of the incident, GOM operators shared their expertise and made significant investments to form two rapid response organizations.

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