When the Deepwater Horizon Disaster took place in 2010, this oil spill contaminated 950 miles of shoreline with dead wildlife still washing up on the beaches a year later. This is an example of the effects an offshore drilling disaster can have on the surrounding environment, not just the crew onboard.
Of course, the safety of everyone onboard should be made the top priority. There are causes of offshore accidents and emergencies that workers all need to be aware of and know how to handle, which are discussed in more detail in this eBook. Explosions and capsizing are some of the most serious events, with drowning being a major cause of death that is not relevant to onshore oil and gas disasters. This eBook explains the main reasons why 123 people were killed, most drowning when an oil rig platform capsized off the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
There can be numerous reasons for offshore drilling accidents and disasters. However, two of the major causes of offshore accidents and disasters are a lack of appropriate training, as well as cost-cutting, which could sometimes mean workers are unskilled to deal with an emergency or the workplace is not equipped to protect the site, perhaps to prevent or isolate a fire or oil spill. For example, capsizing due to unsafe weather conditions which the site is not capable to withstand, or protective material that is not strong enough to prevent oil leakage.
This eBook discusses:
- Why offshore drilling safety is becoming more important.
- The major causes of death and injury.
- The main effects of events such as fires and explosions.
- Examples and causes of past disasters.
- How these accidents and emergencies could have been prevented.
Download this ebook to find out more about the effects and prevention of offshore oil and gas accidents and disasters.