Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Case Study

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Recommendation & Conclusion The Deepwater Horizon oil spill had caused disastrous impact to environmental, and also the economy of United States. Although several methods had been used in the clean-up operation, but it do not help to resolve the problem that much. There are option such as the oil spill combustion which is low cost, highly effective for clean-up, and low ecological impact, however, the feasibility of it is manipulated by many factors and there is still no a proper solution for the oil spill. There are some recommendations for cleaning up the oil spills. The milkweed plant will be an amazing and natural solution for oil spill clean-up. The seed pods of a milkweed plant have a hollow shaped and naturally hydrophobic fibers, it repel water and its fibers can absorb oil effectively. The oil-absorbing function of the…show more content…
They tried using a steel containment dome, aka Top Hat. The first containment dome failed because of hydrates formed at the top, clogging the pipe that was supposed to allow the oil to be siphoned up to the surface, and also making the dome too buoyant to form an effective seal around the leak. In this case, we can explain the situation by using the aspect of ‘five aggregates’. The ‘form’ of the situation was the forming of hydrates at the top, and BP detects the problem from the clogging of pipe, which is the ‘feeling’. In the ‘perception’ stage, they found out the root of the problem and figure out a solution. BP now abandoned the first dome, replacing it with a smaller containment dome which might be more effective. Finally, ‘consciousness’ was the experience and cognition that BP had accumulated during the process. By applying the ‘five aggregates’, BP is having more experience for solving similar problems, considering more factors while making a decision. It may help to prevent similar mistakes and increase their efficiency for

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