Lessons from Macondo Accident

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 Skogdalen et al. (2012). 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.


Drill String Drill Pipe American Petroleum Institute Deepwater Horizon Organizational Reform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

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