Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

A Systems Analysis of the Macondo Disaster

Book - 2016
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"This book gives a detailed description and analysis of the events leading up to the explosion and fire at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The authors provide a comprehensive, fair account of what happened and why, and what could be done to minimize the risk of future business and engineering disasters. Boebert and Blossom question the disaggregated business model for companies that undertake risky, complicated engineering projects in difficult and dangerous environments. They argue that a systems approach, with hands-on attention from top management, is crucial. Writing for the general intelligent reader, the authors provide a clear description of the technicalities of the rig, how it was supposed to work, and how it failed"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780674545236
0674545230
Branch Call Number: 363.7382 Boeb
Characteristics: x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Blossom, James 1950-- Author

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