Oil Spill Disaster – July 21

Lessons Learned or Not, NYT, July 19.  See some useful commentary on this article on the HLSwatch blog on July 21.

Looks like some signs of learning from experience. Oil Majors Building Disaster-Response System, NYTimes July 21.

Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., Royal Dutch Shell  PLC and ConocoPhillips are expected to announce Thursday that they are forming a joint venture to design, build and operate a rapid-response system to capture and contain up to 100,000 barrels of oil flowing 10,000 feet below the surface of the sea.

The system, consisting of several oil collection ships and an array of subsurface containment equipment, resembles the one developed by BP during three months of trial and error after the Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20.

Some additional details from an NBC news article today.  No question, $1B is a lot of money.

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One Response to Oil Spill Disaster – July 21

  1. Better late than never. I understand over a dozen oil spills underway world wide at the moment. Not counting BP catastrophe.

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