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  1. BP 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill DeepwaterHorizon Oil Spill Sean Edward Paquette Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Course: MANE-6960H01 Professor: Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete, Ph.D. Fall 2013

  2. Introduction • Quantitative statistics, models and data collected: • DeepwaterHorizon Oil Spill • Gulf of Mexico • Year 2010 • Examines Gulf of Mexico water contamination levels due to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill • Summarizes negative environmental impacts

  3. Offshore Drilling • Offshore drilling is composed of 5 stages • Exploration surveying • Exploration drilling • Development • Production • Decommission process

  4. Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform • Floating production system (semi-submersible drilling unit) • Positioned in the Mississippi Canyon Block 252; 41 miles off the Louisiana coast • Platform was 396 ft. long & 256 ft. wide • Could operate in waters up to 8,000 ft. deep • Maximum drill depth of 30,000 ft. • Owned by Transocean & leased to BP • Built in 2001 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea • $560 million

  5. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill • April 20, 2010 two days before temporarily capping the oil well and passing the petroleum pumping to the production platform, Deepwater Horizon exploded • During the explosion 11 employees died • More than 170 million gallons of toxic petroleum leaked into the Gulf of Mexico • Considered the worst oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

  6. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill • During the disconnect process, the primary or secondary cementing failed pushing natural gas into the well pipe • As the natural gas rocketed towards the surface • Weakening the mud and seawater to point of failure • Shear rams released, only a portion of the drill pipe sheared closed (near the wellhead connector) • July 15, 2010 the Macondo well was successfully cemented and sealed

  7. Water Contamination Levels in the Gulf of Mexico • Approximately 1,000 miles of shoreline polluted • Over 8,000 birds, turtles and mammals died within the first six months • Used hydrocarbon data to assess levels of pollution in the surround sediment, water and fauna/flora • Hydrocarbons: Organic compounds consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon • TPHs: Total petroleum hydrocarbons

  8. References • References are identified in report for all figures, charts and diagrams