Image: Cutting Macondo Riser

Deepwater Horizon

April - May 2010 - At approximately 10 p.m. on April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig resulting in the loss of 11 crew members and the sinking of the rig on April 22. The Macondo well, which the rig had recently completed drilling, was open and flowing an estimated 5,000 bopd into the surrounding waters. BP and the USCG coordinated on efforts to stop the oil flows and contain the resulting spill.

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Cutting Macondo Riser
Image Description and Attributes
Image Description:
Keywords: ROV, Macondo, Deepwater Horizon, oil spill
Type of Image: Image  (Other view more of this type)
Dimensions: 430 pixels wide by 275 pixels tall
Date Created: Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Associated Regional Information
Region: Gulf of Mexico  (view more from this region)
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Articles Associated with this Image/Map:
  - In Pictures: Cutting the Riser   [Wednesday, June 02, 2010]