DNV's findings on Deepwater Horizon BOP released

03/28/2011
Paula DittrickSenior Staff WriterFederal officials have released a two-volume report from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on the forensic examination of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer (BOP), and the report recommends additional study be done on the BOP's mobility to fully close and seal the Macondo well.On Apr. 20, 2010, a blowout of the Macondo well in about 5,000 ft of water off Louisiana resulted in explosions and fires killing 11 crew members on Transocean Ltd.'s Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible drilling rig. BP PLC operated the Macondo well. A massive oil spill resulted in the Gulf of Mexico.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement/US Coast Guard Joint In...
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