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PSA to learn from Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Group studies accident avoidance methods for Norwegian Continental Shelf. The PSA (Petroleum Safety Authority) has announced it is to look at various different scenarios in connection with April’s Deepwater Horizon (DH) tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The aim of the study group, set up on 07 May, is to prevent a similar disaster occurring on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

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PSA to learn from Deepwater Horizon tragedy

Published on Thursday, 3rd June, 2010 at 15:23 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Group studies accident avoidance methods for Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Deepwater Horizon on fire
Deepwater Horizon on fire
Photo: US Coast Guard/Wikimedia Commons


The PSA (Petroleum Safety Authority) has announced it is to look at various different scenarios in connection with April’s Deepwater Horizon (DH) tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

The aim of the study group, set up on 07 May, is to prevent a similar disaster occurring on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

On 20 April a fire and explosion occurred on Transocean’s drilling rig, operated on behalf of BP, immediately killing 11 people, and seriously injuring several others. The rig sank two days later.

The deepwater well quickly became out of control and huge volumes of oil, currently estimated by US authorities to be between 75 and 120 million litres, are still flowing out of it.

There’ve been several failed attempts by BP in the past six weeks to stop or stem the catastrophic oil spill, which is believed to be the worst in U.S. history.

A massive land and sea-based containment and skimming operation has also been mounted to try and prevent the slick reaching the coast of Florida and inland waterways, as well in an attempt to limit the effects on wildlife.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it’s found 522 dead birds along the Gulf Coast States so far, at least 38 of them are oiled, according to Associated Press.

The PSA says it still doesn’t know what caused the DH catastrophe, meaning the group will have to proceed based on the PSA’s own internal theories according to the information it receives.

According to the authority, obtaining qualified knowledge about the GoM catastrophe is high priority.



Published on Thursday, 3rd June, 2010 at 15:23 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: deepwater, horizon, oil, rig, petroleum, safety, authority, norway, catastrophe, disaster, spill, slick, .





  
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