Macondo Tragedy: Lessons Learned at the Edge of Technological Envelope in Deepwater GoM

Macondo Tragedy: Lessons Learned at the Edge of Technological Envelope in Deepwater GoM

Just before 10:00 pm on the night of April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew high pressure oil, gas and mud through the derrick of the Deepwater Horizon setting off two major explosions instantly killing eleven rig workers and physically injuring 63 of the 115 survivors. These eleven men have…

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Owner - LEG Exploration Education

Lillian Espinoza-Gala, owner LEG Exploration Education, served on the steering committee for National Academy of Science Offshore Worker Empowerment workshop held in Houston in January 2018 and a section of her Macondo Research is published in Chapter 2 of the proceedings. She currently serves as a Membership Chair on SPE International Human Factors Technical Section Board.

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