Lessons from Macondo Accident

  • Jan-Erik VinnemEmail author
  • Willy Røed
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


This chapter provides an overview of the Macondo accident with the Deepwater Horizon mobile drilling unit, in part based on Ref. [9]. An overview of what the investigations revealed is presented, together with the main findings. Lessons learned include well drilling lessons and lessons for emergency response planning. Environmental spill and clean-up is not covered in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

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