Final Report from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPI ( - )

On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled over 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region's economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas - the latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-member Commission to investigate the disaster, analyze its causes and effects, and recommend the actions necessary to minimize such risks in the future.

The Commission's report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actions - changes in company behavior, reform of government oversight, and investments in research and technology - required as industry moves forward to meet the nation's energy needs. (Summary from the report)

Genre(s): Technology & Engineering, Earth Sciences

Language: English

Group: United States Government Reports

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication & Foreword Availle
00:25:45
Play 01 The Deepwater Horizon, the Macondo Well, and Sudden Death on the Gulf of Mexico, Pt 1 Maria Kasper
00:31:30
Play 02 The Deepwater Horizon, the Macondo Well, and Sudden Death on the Gulf of Mexico, Pt 2 Maria Kasper
00:36:35
Play 03 The History of Offshore Oil and Gas in the United States, Pt 1 Jennifer Dorr
00:36:34
Play 04 The History of Offshore Oil and Gas in the United States, Pt 2 Jennifer Dorr
00:29:34
Play 05 The History of Offshore Oil and Gas in the United States, Pt 3 Jennifer Dorr
00:38:39
Play 06 Oversight and Oversights in Regulating Deepwater Energy Exploration and Production in the Gulf of Mexico, Pt 1 Doug Sheppard
00:32:49
Play 07 Oversight and Oversights in Regulating Deepwater Energy Exploration and Production in the Gulf of Mexico, Pt 2 Doug Sheppard
00:32:15
Play 08 Oversight and Oversights in Regulating Deepwater Energy Exploration and Production in the Gulf of Mexico, Pt 3 Doug Sheppard
00:36:02
Play 09 The Macondo Well and the Blowout, Pt 1 Maria Kasper
00:33:47
Play 10 The Macondo Well and the Blowout, Pt 2 Maria Kasper
00:37:36
Play 11 The Macondo Well and the Blowout, Pt 3 Maria Kasper
00:33:42
Play 12 The Macondo Well and the Blowout, Pt 4 Maria Kasper
00:38:28
Play 13 Voices from the Gulf I TriciaG
00:10:06
Play 14 Response and Containment, Pt 1 PJ Landau
00:34:23
Play 15 Response and Containment, Pt 2 PJ Landau
00:31:07
Play 16 Response and Containment, Pt 3 PJ Landau
00:30:08
Play 17 Response and Containment, Pt 4 PJ Landau
00:43:20
Play 18 Voices from the Gulf II TriciaG
00:06:48
Play 19 Oiling a Rich Environment: Impacts and Assessment, Pt 1 Pamela LaBorde
00:34:10
Play 20 Oiling a Rich Environment: Impacts and Assessment, Pt 2 M Rembrandt
00:25:47
Play 21 Voices from the Gulf III TriciaG
00:06:28
Play 22 Recovery and Restoration Mary Schneider
00:44:13
Play 23 Changing Business as Usual, Pt 1 Maria Kasper
00:37:33
Play 24 Changing Business as Usual, Pt 2 Maria Kasper
00:42:00
Play 25 Changing Business as Usual, Pt 3 Maria Kasper
00:32:03
Play 26 Investing in Safety, Investing in Response, Investing in the Gulf, Pt 1 Maria Kasper
00:38:25
Play 27 Investing in Safety, Investing in Response, Investing in the Gulf, Pt 2 Chris A. Hawkins
00:31:22
Play 28 Investing in Safety, Investing in Response, Investing in the Gulf, Pt 3 Maria Kasper
00:38:45
Play 29 Investing in Safety, Investing in Response, Investing in the Gulf, Pt 4 Maria Kasper
00:45:47
Play 30 American Energy Policy and the Future of Offshore Drilling Jennifer Dorr
00:49:52