"Bp Oil Spill" Essays and Research Papers

  • Bp Oil Spill

    BP Oil Spill Chait, J, (2010). Dear Leader. New Republic, 241(10), 2-2. Retrieve June 21, 2010, from Academic Search Premier. This article discusses the present oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The president’s has not changed the Minerals Management Service. In reality, the federal government has no agency tasked with capping undersea oil leaks. All the necessary equipment, along with the expertise for operating it, resides with the private sector. BP will likely bear the full cost of the spill;...

    BP, Chevron Corporation, Gulf of Mexico 1188  Words | 4  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    The BP Oil Spill “Thank God men cannot fly and lay waste to sky, as well as the earth,” said Henry David Thoreau on environmental damage. The BP, or British Petroleum, Gulf oil spill has been widely referred to as the biggest environmental disaster that the United States has ever faced, with over four million gallons of oil pouring into the waters off the Mexican Gulf Coast. The BP oil spill occurred in April of 2010. It was, and still is, the biggest oil spill in all of U.S. history. The massive...

    Galveston, Texas, Gulf Coast of the United States, Gulf of Mexico 2831  Words | 7  Pages

  • BP Oil Spill

     BP OIL SPILL IN 2010 April 20th was a tragic day for BP and the crew of the Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon. “Floating fifty-two miles off the coast of Louisiana in 5,000 feet of water was an oil rig drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.” (Hoffman, 2010) What unfolded next will go down in history as the worst accidental oil spill in the world. “The oil well a mile below the surface of the Gulf blew up from high-pressure methane gas expanding into the drill. As a result of...

    Alabama, Class action, Drilling rig 2171  Words | 6  Pages

  • BP oil spill

    Deepwater Horizon Assignment On April 20th 2010 a BP licenses oil rig 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana exploded, killing 11 people.  For three months millions of barrels of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico killing sea life, altering the eco-system and affecting towns situated around the Gulf’s livelihood and quality of life.  The Deepwater Horizon rig is responsible for the worst offshore oil spill in history. The corporation lost billions of dollars due to the disaster stemming for systematic...

    Chevron Corporation, Crisis, Gulf of Mexico 1197  Words | 4  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    BP oil spill is ranked as the largest environmental disaster in the world history. As the oil from BP spill washes ashore, people on Gulf Coast are suffering huge damages they have never met before. The U.S. government estimates that up to 60,000 barrels of oil a day are spewing out from the damaged BP drilling rig to Gulf of Mexico. It has ruined the shoreline, killed animal and sea life, threaten the ecosystem and harmed the tourism and fishing in Louisiana. After the spilling happened, US government...

    Drilling rig, Federal government of the United States, Oil platform 1509  Words | 4  Pages

  • BP Oil Spill

     BP Oil Spill 2010 Elizabeth Morton University of Phoenix SUS/300 3/9/15 Tereza Marks Gulf Oil Spill Case BP Oil Spill 2010 BP is a world leading international oil and Gas Company. The BP Company however had an oil spill on April 20, 2010 due to a gas release in the Gulf of Mexico. A massive explosion followed the gas release on the Deep Water Oil rig that was working on the exploration of British Petroleum. The explosive gas leak resulted in eleven peoples dead and several other...

    Biodiversity, Bioremediation, Ecology 1696  Words | 8  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    Five Lessons from the BP Oil Spill It's very easy to pile onto BP right now. The "accident," which may be due more to negligence, is bad enough. The company lost 11 employees — after losing 15 in a high-profile explosion at a refinery 5 years ago. The damage to the Gulf, its species, and the people who depend on it is almost incalculable. But surprisingly, it's even easier to criticize BP's behaviour since the explosion — the company has tried hard to downplay the scale of the tragedy and it has...

    BP, John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, Management 1317  Words | 3  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill Globalization

    relationships between countries and affected the world economies, be it the relationship with the board of directors of BP and the US government or the change in value of BP PLC on the stock exchange. ²As a result of the oil spill the Obama administration imposed a six month moratorium on new deep water drilling operations which ended on the 12th of October. For twenty years previous to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico there had been a total ban on deep water off shore drilling. But during his presidency...

    BP, Gulf of Mexico, International trade 1062  Words | 3  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    BP is a British global energy company which is the third largest energy company and the fourth largest company in the world. As a multinational oil company, BP is the UK's largest corporation, with its headquarters in London. BP's headquarters is in Houston, Texas. The company is among the largest private sector energy corporations in the world, and one of the six private sector oil exploration, natural gas, and petroleum product marketing companies. Tony Hayward took over as the Chief Executive...

    BP, Exxon Valdez oil spill, ExxonMobil 862  Words | 3  Pages

  • bp oil spill

    BP CASE-STUDY 1 BP Case-Study Ethics in Today’s Organizations Nicki Marzolf March 1, 2011 BP CASE-STUDY 2 Company Summary Beyond Petroleum (BP) is a British oil company that was founded over a century ago by an affluent business man, William D’Arcy. D’Arcy put all of his money into searching for oil in the Middle East; a decision that nearly bankrupted him, because it took six years before any oil could be tapped. It is important to note that locating the oil was not the only...

    BP, Ethics, Exxon Valdez oil spill 1567  Words | 6  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spills

    Oil is a product used by everyone, but sometimes oil is a problem. An oil spill is a leakage from an oceangoing tanker, pipelines, or other oil sources. Oil spills occur very frequently, and cause enormous ecological harm. About eight million barrels of oil are spilled each year. Tankers usually carry about five hundred million barrels of oil. Many oil spills, large in land or ocean coverage, have had major impacts on the earth and it’s inhabitants. Many animals die and some are injured in some way...

    Bird, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Offshore drilling 880  Words | 3  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    occurs today is oil spills. The first major oil spill happened during World War II on the East Coast of the United States and spilled about 590,000 tons of oil. The most recent oil spill happened last year in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico and about 190,120,055 gallons of oil leaked into the Gulf. Oil spills have affected our marine life, seafood industry, houses, health, and fossil fuels. Our world will never be the same after these horrifying spills that are destroying our environment. Oil is a source...

    Earth, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Marine biology 1835  Words | 5  Pages

  • BP Oil Spill

    Who is Responsible? BP is responsible for the disaster and should be held fully accountable for all economic retribution financially and environmentally. The oil rig was under contract by BP and according to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 it stipulated that those parties responsible for the rig or facility which oil is being discharged from—is the responsible party held liable for cleanup costs. The conflict revolves around the fact that BP failed to clean-up the oil after seven days of trying...

    Barack Obama, BP, Conflict 1229  Words | 4  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill Response

    The 2010 BP Oil Spill allowed about 5 million barrels of oil to flow into the Gulf of Mexico before the gush was capped. Unfortunately, the explosion killed 11 people and injured several others (Benoit, 2011). To claim its ultimate negligence and reduce the pollution of the spill, BP created a multi-page website entitled “Gulf of Mexico Restoration” to communicate its message to the public. BP’s “Gulf of Mexico Restoration” website uses these three strategies to repair its reputation: displaying...

    Exxon Valdez oil spill, Galveston, Texas, Gulf Coast of the United States 973  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ethics in the Workplace - Bp Oil Spill

    Ethics in the Workplace Case Study: BP Oil Spill On April 20, 2010 off the Gulf of Mexico, there was a blowout of the Macondo well which is owned by British Petroleum also known as BP. When the blowout took place it got immediate media attention because aspects of the event were known over the world. Within events transpiring it was discovered how limited the resources and reaction to the disaster was going to be. This paper will detail aspects of the event from symptoms of the problem, the root...

    BP, Business ethics, Ethics 1720  Words | 5  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    BP COMMUNICATION FAILure DURING GULF OIL SPILL CRISIS An important component of crisis management is response. Response can include several actions such as communication with stakeholders, the public and the government. Appropriate and effective communication can minimize the distribution of incomplete and inaccurate information, reduce speculation and prevent or quell rumors. In fact, studies suggest that the message itself can affect the public’s evaluation of the company and perhaps...

    Communication, Crisis, Exxon Valdez 2159  Words | 7  Pages

  • History of Bp Oil Spill

    Management Crisis The Frontline report, “The Spill”, which focused on British Petroleum's problematic management culture and its catastrophic effects, aired on October 26, 2010. Around then, the oil giant BP had suffered a crisis with its latest off-shore oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon. However, this was just the latest in accidents concerning its oil operations. In the years before the Deepwater Horizon accident, BP had also suffered major accidents in its oil production fields in Texas and Alaska. Its...

    BP, Drilling rig, Exxon Valdez oil spill 2343  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Economic Impact of the BP Oil Spill

     The Economic Impact of the BP Oil Spill In April of 2010, a British Petroleum operated oil drilling rig off the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon, exploded suddenly after high pressure methane gas from the oil well rose to the drilling rig, causing it to ignite and then sink to the bottom of the ocean floor. The explosion caused a sea-floor level oil blowout, and crude oil was leaked into the surrounding water for three months before a solution was found. After eighty-seven long days, the...

    Drilling rig, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Oil platform 2342  Words | 6  Pages

  • Bp Marketing Problem After Oil Spill

    British Petroleum’s Marketing Problem Florida International University Summer 2011 Alex Del Veccio Yudith Torres BP Marketing Problem In April 20th, 2010 one of the worst environmental natural disasters that were brought on by a men happened. We are talking about the British petroleum Oil spill on the Golf Coast. The disaster not only affected the plants, animals and people living in the area but also the image of the company. British Petroleum has been successful on creating a powerful...

    BP, Canada, Chevron Corporation 2530  Words | 7  Pages

  • Bp Oil

    BP Oil Madeline O’Hara MGT 2037 S03 Instructor Azadegan South University Online December 14, 2012 I have chosen to research the management of a large company called BP Oil. This company is one of the world’s largest and is involved in all aspects of oil and gas industry. British Petroleum operates in many countries and has had to go through many incidents which cause controversy. These controversies make it a highly interesting company to research when it comes to the forms of management...

    BP, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Management 856  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ethical Dilemma with the Bp Oil Spill

    The BP oil spill, more famously referred to as the Deepwater Horizon Spill, occurred in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico and flowed unmitigated for as long as 3 months. The BP oil spill has fared as the largest marine oil spill ever confronted in the history of the petroleum industry. The oil spill on the 20th of April 2010 was primarily the result of a gas release followed by an explosion in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, in the Gulf of Mexico, established on the Mocando exploration well designed for...

    Blowout preventer, Drilling rig, Exxon Valdez oil spill 1115  Words | 3  Pages

  • Oil Spills

    Questions: What are the environmental implications of oil spills? What legislative policies have been instituted to mitigate the possibility of future oil spills? How are oil spills cleaned up and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each method? What type of research and innovation surrounding oil spills has been done to prevent their occurrence? In order to foster an environment for emerging technologies and higher standards of living, the United States, Canada and many other nations...

    Bioremediation, Environmentalism, Exxon Valdez oil spill 1899  Words | 5  Pages

  • Bp: the Oil and Energy Company

    BP: The Oil and Energy Company BP is an oil company whose roots start back in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1870's. BP has grown from a local oil company to now being a global energy group employing over 80,000 people and operating in over 100 countries worldwide. BP provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services, and petrochemical products for everyday items. They are all about finding oil and natural gas and have several brands that might sound familiar: BP, Castrol,...

    ARCO, BP, Chevron Corporation 1422  Words | 4  Pages

  • Ethical Issues Surrounding the Bp Oil Spill

    Ethical Issues surrounding the BP Oil Spill By: Angela Higgins December 16, 2010 The BP Oil Spill which happened on April 20, 2010, was the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history releasing approximately 185 million gallons of crude oil into the gulf. This event was the result of a wellhead on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform blowing out in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 40 miles southeast offs the Louisiana coastline. Eleven men working on the oil rig platform were killed and...

    Drilling rig, Ethics, Exxon Valdez oil spill 1236  Words | 4  Pages

  • oil spill

    ID#: 2468915 ESOL 0054 Effects of the Oil Catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico The oil spill in Gulf of Mexico in the 27th June is the second largest oil spill in the world, bearing in mind that over 7 tones of oil have been spilled between 1970 and 2009 (Jamsey M. 2). This oil leak recently occurred and made the headlines for quite sometime. Now there are over 94000 barrels spilled, knowing that 5000 barrels are added every single day, adding that 154 sea turtles...

    Arianna Huffington, Effect, Exxon Valdez oil spill 826  Words | 5  Pages

  • Oil Spills

    Oil Spills: Their Environmental Impact on Our Oceans How do we prevent oil spills? (The last part) Oil spills are the most devastating environmental disasters. On the surface, oil spills directly pollute oceans, kill sea life, and damage the environment we live in. Furthermore, oil spills hurt the nation’s health, environment, tourist and the fishing business. Therefore, oil spills impact the entire economy and our standard of living. How do we prevent future oil spills and protect our oceans...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Mediterranean Sea 662  Words | 3  Pages

  • Deepwater Horizon oil spill

     Deepwater Horizon oil spill July 5, 2010 Word count: Background: BP plc is a British-based global energy company which is the third largest energy company and it is the United Kingdom’s largest corporation the fourth largest company in the world (BP, Wikipedia). Its name is initials of the company’s former legal names British Petroleum. British Petroleum merged with Amoco...

    BP, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Ixtoc I 1167  Words | 4  Pages

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Professor Quazi Seraj English 112 11 October 2012 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a devastating event that lasted several months. It occurred on April 20 through July 15, 2010 offshore Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, USA. Deepwater Horizon is owned and operated by British Petroleum (BP). The spill was caused by an oil gusher on the ocean floor. The Deepwater Horizon rig started drilling a well at a water depth of 5,000ft...

    Exxon Valdez oil spill, Gulf War, Oil gusher 812  Words | 5  Pages

  • Current Ethical Issues on Oil Spill

    their domestic consumptions of oil have led to increased prices of gasoline whereby alternative forms of energy production are sought. With this in mind, offshore drilling can be a viable option for satiating the need of oil and also to boost the economy of the nation. In this report, I am going to discuss how the current Deepwater Horizon rig explosion has led to disastrous oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico causing environmental problems and also discuss how the oil spill if resolved and with safe and...

    BP, Hydrocarbon, Natural gas 1476  Words | 4  Pages

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Damage April 20, 2010 began as a day of celebration, a day that marked 7 years without injury on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, and ended with 11 people dead, 78 days of oil flow, and 1,074 miles of the Gulf of Mexico contaminated. Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill the beaches may appear clean but we have yet to see the final effects. BP, the company behind this tragedy, is still trying to clean up the mess they have created. This is a lot more complicated...

    Environment, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Gulf Oil 1275  Words | 4  Pages

  • Economic Effects of Oil Spills

    Effects of Oil Spills & Fluctuating Gas Prices in the United States of America Strayer University Spring Semester 2010 “Every area in the country is subject to some kind of disaster - flood, hurricane, earthquake, to name a few. Even man-made disasters - oil spill, civil unrest, fire - can devastate the surrounding neighborhood and economy. Even though an area has never been damaged before, there is no guarantee that it will not happen tomorrow.” ~Carol Chastang Oil spills not only affect...

    Cost, Economics, Economy of the United States 1504  Words | 5  Pages

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Essay 1 The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed for three months in 2010. This spill had a catastrophic on the environment causing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats as well as killing 11 workers and injuring 17 others. This spill is the “worst environmental disaster the US has faced”, according to White House energy adviser Carol Browner. Why did this occur? The staff of the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore drilling Commission...

    Chevron Corporation, Cost, Costs 1102  Words | 4  Pages

  • Oil Spills

    An oil spill can be defined as an accidental or deliberate dumping of oil or petroleum products into the ocean and its coastal waters, bays, and harbors, or onto land, or into rivers or lakes (Holum 1977). Between one and ten million metric tons (one metric ton is 1000 kilograms) of oil are put into the oceans every year. The oil is released, most often, in small yet consistent doses from tankers, industry, or on shore waste disposal (Boesh, Hersher, et al. 1974). Tanker spills cost the United...

    Exxon Valdez oil spill, Marine biology, Ocean 2467  Words | 7  Pages

  • Gulf Oil Spill

    Seunghwan Lee Professor Poe En 102 11/08/2010 Causes and Effects of Gulf Oil Disaster As the situation of environment is becoming worse than ever these days, the explosion of Deepwater Horizon ship has been making things the worst with the enormous damages since this incident happened on April 20th 2010. This disastrous accident happened under the 2nd biggest oil company BP’s poor responsibility. According to this accident, about 30 laborers died or got deadly hurt then the ship started to...

    Exxon Valdez oil spill, Northern bluefin tuna, Oil spill 1344  Words | 4  Pages

  • Bp’s Deep Horizon Oil Spill

    On April 20, 2010 BP’s Deep Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling more than 200 gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico and killing 11 workers (“11 Facts about the BP Oil Spill”, 2013). BP’s manual and emergency prevention efforts failed, allowing oil to spill into the Gulf for 87 days, resulting in the largest U.S. oil spill in history (Brown, 2013). The spill hurt the company’s reputation and caused a company crisis that involved BP’s stock price to decrease from $57.45 before the disaster...

    BP, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Mexico 1309  Words | 3  Pages

  • Bp Oil Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

    its worst oil spill disasters in the history of marine petroleum exploration. A deadly oil well blowout at Macondo Prospect, about 41 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana, spewed huge quantities of oil for 87 long days causing major environmental and economic troubles to the Gulf region ("Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill"). It started with a fire and explosion, killing 11 workers, and then unleashed a slow motion disaster that spread across the 600 mile gulf coastline. The massive oil spill disrupted...

    Drilling rig, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Oil platform 1404  Words | 4  Pages

  • Oil Spills

    Oil Spills Pollution in the ocean is a major problem that is affecting the ocean and the rest of the Earth. Pollution is the ocean directly affects ocean organisms and indirectly affects human heath and resources. Oil spills is one of the harmful materials that are a major source of pollution in the ocean. “Oil spills stem from accidents involving tankers, barges, pipelines, refineries, and storage facilities, often while the oil is being transported to its users.” (NOAA 2012) Based on information...

    Exxon Valdez oil spill, Hydrocarbon, Intertidal zone 1017  Words | 3  Pages

  • Oil Spill

    quality Oils consist of a complex mixture of hydrogen and carbon which is used for fuel, lubrication, plastics manufacturing, and many other purposes. These petroleum products get into water mainly by means of accidental spills from ships, tanker trucks, pipelines, and leaky underground storage tanks Petroleum products affect surface water, impairing water quality with hydrocarbons, salts, nutrients, a host of organic compounds, and various heavy metals. Immediately after a spill, Oil slicks on...

    Benzene, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Gasoline 2066  Words | 6  Pages

  • Oil Spills and Prevention

    After the tragic BP oil spill in 2010, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was quoted saying “the day that we’ve been fearing is upon us.” It is obvious that oil spills are a major concern throughout the world and pose a menacing threat to our environment and our public health. When hearing the phrase “oil spill,” many immediately think about death, destruction and disaster. Unfortunately, a majority of people only acknowledge the devastating and highly publicized oil spills, but what they don’t see...

    Exxon Valdez, Exxon Valdez oil spill, ExxonMobil 1564  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill commenced on April 20, 2010 and continued for next 86 days. It was devastating to the extent that it killed eleven men and seventeen people severely wounded. The total estimate of the crude oil spilled is about 4.9 million barrels. It was controlled later on but the devastating effects that last for a longtime, is was the contribution of the deterioration of air and water through pollutions. When the oil evaporation happens it creates very small particles called carcinogens...

    Air pollution, Barack Obama, Exxon Valdez oil spill 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Enviromental Damage from Oil Spill

    Running head: Environmental damage from the BP oil spill Topic: Ethics and Leadership Analysis and Application Solns. to Org. Challenges: A Capstone Exp. in Integration and Strategy June 2, 2012 Environmental damage from the BP oil spill Oil spills of any form always results in gradual and long-term environmental damage. Some environmental damages caused by oil spillages can last for years and even decades after it occur. In 2010 the world woke...

    BP, Crisis, Environmental disasters 1170  Words | 3  Pages

  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL Relevant Facts On March 24, 1989, there were several ruptured tanks of the Exxon Valdez that allowed approximately 11 million gallons of crude oil to pour into the Gulf of Alaska. As soon as this happened, it started what would be described as one of the most dreadful environmental disasters in the history of oil drilling. A few months after, there were enormous surges of wind and waves that caused the oil to spread further out into the shorelines of Prince...

    Alaska, Exxon Valdez, Exxon Valdez oil spill 705  Words | 3  Pages

  • Crisis management; BP

    crisis of the British concern British Petroleum (BP). At first I would like to provide more information about the crisis and its consequences, then I will identify the kind of crisis we have to deal with, I will discuss the several communication strategies BP have used, I will explain the different reactions of the public on the crisis. At last, I will give the oil concern some advice, in case a reoccurrence takes place. The BP oil spill The BP oil spill was a big natural disaster in the Gulf of Mexico...

    BP, Crisis, John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley 2119  Words | 7  Pages

  • Bp—Deepwater Horizon Case Study Ethics

    ------------------------------------------------- BP—Deepwater Horizon Case Study INT1001 Study Skills Module Reading and Writing Skills—Summative Assignment Done by: Mew Hui Ying ------------------------------------------------- Date: 12 February 2013 ------------------------------------------------- Industry: Oil and Gas ------------------------------------------------- Company: British Petrol Contents ...

    BP, Ethics, Gulf of Mexico 1897  Words | 7  Pages

  • BP Response

    Writing Assignment: BP Oil Spill Response Analyzing BP’s Oil Spill Response On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 rig workers after more than 4 million barrels of crude oil leaked into the ocean, making it the largest oil spill in history (Fisk, 2013). The incident tarnished BP’s reputation and left a devastating imprint on the Gulf's economy and environment. After receiving criticism for its crisis management, the British oil company created a website...

    BP, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Galveston, Texas 1351  Words | 5  Pages

  • Exxon Oil Spill

    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Case: A Time for Virtue Ethics In March of 1989 one of the worst environmental disasters took place in Alaska’s northeastern part of the Prince William Sound. The Exxon Valdez oil tanker collided into the Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. “An eighteen foot wide hole was ripped into the hull, spilling about 11 million gallons crude oil into the ocean” and along the Alaskan coast. The size of the spill is estimated at “The oil spread to about 1,300 miles of coastline,...

    Ethics, Exxon Valdez, Exxon Valdez oil spill 1768  Words | 5  Pages

  • Case Study Bp Petrolium

    On April 4, 2010 a huge explosion of the Deep Horizon oil rig occurred in the Gulf of Mexico Near Louisiana. Fifteen out the of one hundred fifty men who were on board were injured. Approximately two days later, the rig sang and oil began spewing. The oil leaked for over one hundred days. The BP oil disaster in the gulf has posed a threat on the people and the environment that surround the oil spill. The effects of offshore drilling can be catastrophic, especially after seeing what has happened in...

    Atlantic Ocean, Federal government of the United States, Gulf Coast of the United States 867  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    THE EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL Whats an oil spill ? Oil spills happen when people make mistakes or are careless and cause an oil tanker to leak oil into the ocean. There are a few more ways an oil spill can occur. Equipment breaking down may cause an oil spill. If the equipment breaks down, the tanker may get stuck on shallow land. When they start to drive the tanker again, they can put a hole in the tanker causing it to leak oil. The Exxon Valdez oil spill: On March 24, 1989 at 4 minutes past...

    Exxon Valdez, Exxon Valdez oil spill, ExxonMobil 994  Words | 3  Pages

  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill ABSTRACT In March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. An eighteen foot wide hole was ripped into the hull, and 10.9 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the ocean. In the following weeks, many things transpired. This paper will discuss the cleanup, the damage, and the results of the biggest oil spill in United States history. On March 24, 1989, in Prince William Sound Alaska, the Exxon Valdez was moving...

    Exxon Valdez, Exxon Valdez oil spill, ExxonMobil 1859  Words | 5  Pages

  • Management Ethics at Bp

    Business Management Ethics Issue at Bp Name: Date: Class: Professor: MANAGEMENT ETHICS AT BP Abstract Beyond Petroleum, BP is among the largest Oil and other energy companies in the world. Its targets and confidence in the market has enabled it reduce Carbone dioxide waste and enhance alternative sources of energy like solar power. This upward success has, however, in the recent past been challenged. BP’s environmental image in the globe has been tarnished...

    Business ethics, Environment, Ethics 1879  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Legal Issues and Ethical Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010

    BP Gulf Oil Spill 1 Running Head: BP GULF OIL SPILL The Legal Issues and Ethical Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 Terry D. Bollman Park University BP Gulf Oil Spill 2 British Petroleum’s Roll in the Gulf Oil Spill This paper will explain some of the effects of three legal issues and three ethical issues surrounding the London-based British Petroleum Company’s involvement in the explosion of the offshore oil...

    BP, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Ixtoc I 1526  Words | 5  Pages

  • Effects of Mexico Oil spill as the result of ocean current movement

    Effects of Mexico Oil spill as the result of ocean current movement The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. On or about April 20, 2010, the mobile offshore drilling unit Deep-water Horizon, which was being used to drill a well for BP Exploration and Production, in the Macondo prospect, experienced an explosion, leading to a fire and its subsequent sinking in the Gulf of Mexico. This incident resulted in discharges of oil and other substances from the...

    Gulf Stream, Marine debris, Mexico 1969  Words | 7  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    BP OIL SPILL Under the Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling ring of British Petroleum (BP) caused an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred on April 20th 2010, where equipment failed and caused the explosion sinking the ring, and causing the death of 11 workers and more than 17 workers injured. The British based energy company also faced other problems at the site of the oil spill. More than 40 million gallons (estimated data) of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil spill...

    BP, Ethics, Exxon Valdez oil spill 822  Words | 2  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill

    Thomas Preston BA 2196 Section 14/Emil Steiner 10-31-2012 British Petroleum’s public image was damaged immensely by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its poor public relations management during the weeks that followed. BP created the “Gulf of Mexico Restoration” website to inform the public about its efforts in cleaning up the spill and to help restore public trust in the company again. BP’s “Gulf of Mexico Restoration” website uses these three strategies to try to repair its reputation: ...

    Cuba, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Gulf of Mexico 711  Words | 2  Pages

  • Bp Oil Spill Analysis

    Research The spectrums of oil spill issues are diverse and large. They range from environmental issue to economic, ecological, ethical, politics and policies. Among many other oil spills, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, occurred on April 20, 2010 was recorded as the greatest environmental disaster in our history (BP leak the world's worst accidental oil spill, 2010). The goal of our research is to seek possible solutions to reduce the risks of offshore oil spills. To attain this goal, we...

    Drilling rig, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Federal government of the United States 6376  Words | 20  Pages

  • Oil Spill Mitigation Planning and Monetary Recovery

    Oil Spill Mitigation Planning and Monetary Recovery Andrew Fossa Saint Petersburg College Administrative Law Kenneth Afienko Abstract FOSSA A (2012) Saint Petersburg College Oil spill mitigation planning and monetary recovery A small Gulf Coast Community in Florida has requested the implementation of a contingency plan in the event of an oil spill that affects the coast line. This paper discusses the regulations, and laws that govern an oil spill and who is responsible for monetary and...

    Exxon Valdez oil spill, Federal government of the United States, Oil Pollution Act of 1990 2518  Words | 7  Pages

  • 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Of Mexico Oil Spill | | | Teia Gill | Com 150June 20, 2010Cheryl Brisbane | [Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document.] | There is a tremendous amount of controversy in the news today about the recent Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. On April 20th 2010 a catastrophic explosion aboard an oil rig in the...

    Exxon Valdez oil spill, Louisiana, Mexico 1979  Words | 5  Pages

  • Bp Horizon Oil Spill

    May 2010 BP Horizon Oil Spill Back in the '40s and '50s I believe that companies stood behind their products. In later decades I don't think it was as common and there were a lot of lies, double books, and skimming going around. In this current age how many companies can you honestly say you would invest in their products for the rest of your life? BP is just one of thousands of companies that work by the bottom line and only by the bottom line, usually bypassing safety and employees. BP just got...

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  • Gulf Oil Spill

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    Environmental disasters, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Life 773  Words | 3  Pages

  • Case Analysis for Oil Spills

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    Confidentiality, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Groundwater 1336  Words | 4  Pages

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