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Management walks arounds: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout

Hopkins, Andrew

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About seven hours before the Gulf the Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout of 2010, a group of four company VIP were transported onto the drilling rig via a helicopter. They had come on a management visibility tour and were actively touring the rig when disaster struck. There were several indications in the hours before the blowout that the well was not under control, in fact that is was "flowing", that is, that the various barriers that were supposed to be in place were not working, and that oil...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83256
Source: 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings

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