Great giant British petroleum oil spill is the greatest oil disaster in history. It has endangered thousands of wild life habitats, if immediate actions are not taken this oil pollute the entire Gulf of Mexico and is expected to spread further on. Gulf of Mexico spilt blamed for the existing problem. Officials are now busy holding each other responsible with BP (British Petroleum) the third largest energy corporation in the world, getting the blame for the spill. Oil giant in the red for the first time.
The Deepwater Horizon is a submersible, to place below water, huge, floating drilling rig that operates in water up to 8000 feet deep and it can drill below to 30,000 feet. Its basic job was to dig in deep sea floors and find the availability of oil under water. For this process, it can dig deep in the ocean floor and create wells so that the oil to placed under the water.
The lease of this drilling giant was given to BP in March 2008, which would carry on to September 2013. In the year 2010, it was set to be drilling a huge well in the floor of the sea which would be 5,000 feet deep. It will cost about 32.2 billion dollars to clean up.
Under high pressure from the well, caused a huge explosion. On the 20th of April 2010, because of the methane gas, leaving the rig break suddenly and utterly destroyed, before this happened, several of the workers did express their concerns over the well control. The plan was to install production casing and get it cemented. Once the cemented process will completed then it would be examined, tested and completed. The place was set on fire approximately for 36-hours; all the efforts were useless to extinguish the high flames.
The whole giant burnt until it exposed and sank on the morning of 20th April 2010. After that the real disaster has been happened, it was a shocking moment for worldwide environmentalists. A massive oil slick get started and then spread over the huge surrounding area and the authorities were not able to cope with and didn’t cap the well, the cause was the huge explosion. The oil started to move into the Gulf of Mexico. It was a serious matter. The cause of the explosion was not described in details, but they briefly stated that the cause was the hydraulic leak with failed battery.
Environmental Disaster in the Area:
It is approximately judged and estimated that the oil leak is flowing in the area at 162,000 barrels per day. The oil leaking is continued from the day of explosion. The oil slick moved at a high and fasten rate because of the intense change of weather and now the situation is more severe and they are uncontrollable. The oil reached to the shores of Mississippi after traveling through Louisiana, Alabama and other surrounding cities of United States of America. Many of the aquatic creatures have been died because of the environmental disaster.
Unfortunately BP was unsuccessful to control the situation in the area. All its efforts were useless and worthless. Environmentalists worried about that it would take a long time for the ecosystem to restore. It is hoped that the British Petroleum and all concerned authorities and government would take immediate and serious step to control the situation. But all in vain no results so the departure of existing CEO of BP is confirmed and new CEO is taking charge of the BP. An American Bob Dudley.
Now the situation has been normal. The authorities have cleared the oil polluted area and it is now safe for tourist to visit. It is seemed in the picture that the US-President barrack Obama and his daughter are swimming in the area where the environmental disaster was happened. It is clear signal for the worldwide tourist that the area has been clean and cleared from the oil pollution and is ready for tour and swimming.