The event that I am choosing to write about is the BP oil spill in 2010. This catastrophe was cause by many different failures on the company’s part when regulating the safety of the oil rig. What cause the oil spill was a there was a fatal explosion of one the rigs crucial components. This component is called a blowout preventer. The purpose of a blowout prevent as the name implies is to prevent a huge amount of upward pressure from the drilling to build up forcing the pipes to burst. The reason that these preventers were not able to handle the pressure was because they were not designed by professional engineers. These preventers were designed however by the federal government. The preventers were put through a series of boards run by the government. During this process and at these boards no professional engineers were present to see if the preventers were going to handle the stress from the pressure. There are many things that I would have done in the design process of the preventers. One of the major differences of what I would do compared to what was done is I would have had professional engineers working on the project. This is because professional engineers have to follow a code of ethics. One of the points of the code of ethics is in Article 3 of the IEEE code of ethics for engineers’ states, that an engineer will not give nor receive any gift that they have a business relationship with. This part of the code is important because in this situation BP Oil Company made a deal with the federal government stating that due to the government regulations the oil company would not be responsible for anything in the event of an oil spill. If there were professional engineers on the job like they would have if I was running the project this deal could not have been made. Another thing that I would have done is
Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill (A.K.A BP Oil Spill)
The Deep Water Horizon oil spill and its effects will be felt within the Gulf of Mexico region for years to come, if not decades. “In the months following the Deep water Horizon drilling rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana in April of 2010, it's estimated that almost five million barrels of oil spilled from the seabed and into the Gulf, making it the worst oil spill in history” . Now that the flow of oil has stopped, the multitude…
BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. BP once called British Petroleum and the Anglo- Persian Company has transitioned and went through many rebranding techniques to try to reposition itself to its stakeholders. British Petroleum changed its name to BP then Beyond Petroleum to try to focus its business values on the environmental issues that have come about due to previous issues. BP provides customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light…
Oil productions offshore have been arousing concern for the safety operation and their impacts on the seafood and sea animals. The hazard may be enormous once if an oil spill takes place, but we do not advocate entire ban on offshore production. Instead, we prefer safer operation with severer governmental control and treatment.
1.1Example of BP company modification:
On April 20th, 2012, a disastrous deep-water horizon accident took place in the Gulf of Mexico. After the accident, BP responded…
BP oil spill is ranked as the largest environmental disaster in the world history. As the oil from BP spill washes ashore, people on Gulf Coast are suffering huge damages they have never met before. The U.S. government estimates that up to 60,000 barrels of oil a day are spewing out from the damaged BP drilling rig to Gulf of Mexico. It has ruined the shoreline, killed animal and sea life, threaten the ecosystem and harmed the tourism and fishing in Louisiana. After the spilling happened, US government…
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: What Happens When Technology Fails & Who’s to Blame
Montclair State University
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010 posed great economic risks to the Gulf of Mexico and raised questions as to how this event could possibly happen. This essay reviews the Deepwater Horizon’s building and purpose, two key findings in the investigation, and the evidence provided in the Section 4 Overview of the Deepwater Horizon…
British Petroleum (BP) Case Study
This case study report examined a public relation management problem that British Petroleum (BP) faced since the oil spill accident happened in April, 2010. In addition, this thesis recommended possible solutions and implementation plans for BP to deal with the public crisis.
On April 20, the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico led to the largest accidental release of oil into marine waters in history. As a…
What market are you in and how do you compete?
BP is one of the largest energy companies in the world that is positioned as a multinational oil
company with headquarters in London.
It operates in two business segments: Exploration and Production, and Refining and Marketing.
BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and
petrochemicals products worldwide. BP also sells refined petroleum products, such as gasoline,
diesel, aviation fuel, and liquefied…
There have been many scandles , mishaps, deaths and injuries that could been prevented
such as the case of the Pintos, Exxon oil spill, BP oil spill and the Minning disaster had these
companies been ethical and responsible for their actions. In May 1968 the cases involving the
explosion of Ford Pinto's due to a defective fuel system design led to the debate of many issues,
most centering around the use by Ford of a cost-benefit analysis and the ethics surrounding its
Lessons of Deepwater
For engineers, playing it safe is never the easy way out. Early December 2010 saw the release of two reports issued by groups tasked with deconstructing the deadly and devastating Deepwater Horizon Spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling commission, appointed by President Obama, and the Deepwater Horizon Study Group (DHSG), formed by members of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM) at UC Berkeley, pointed toward…
business, as indicated before having another company provide the administrative service will free up more time for the company to concentrate on the services we do best. It is critical because of few qualified sources of suppliers, large expenditures, design and quality is high and above all it has complex and rigid specifications.
The strategy I would utilize here will be a strategic relationship with CH2M Hill. Some of the tactics that I will exercise would include working with the supplier to reduce…