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Oil disaster in the gulf of mexico


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This is a small presentation of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico 20th of April 2010.

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Oil disaster in the gulf of mexico

  1. 1. Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico<br />Slidecast: English for law practice<br />
  2. 2. Oil disaster in the gulf of Mexico<br />
  3. 3. The Deepwater Horizon<br />Semi-submersible mobile drilling unit<br />Massive floating rig<br />Owned by Transocean<br />Leased to BP (Brittish Petroleum)<br />
  4. 4. Reconstruction of the situation...<br />When?<br />April 20 2010<br />Where?<br />Gulf of Mexico<br />41 miles off the Louisiana coast<br />What?<br />Methane gas ignited and exploded<br />The platform sank…<br />1,000 to 100,000 barrels oil per day<br />
  5. 5. Responsibility<br />1. The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.<br />2. The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. See also accountability.<br />
  6. 6. Responsability of BP<br />Temporary owner<br />Problems on platform<br />Tony Hayward’s words…<br />
  7. 7. Transocean’s responsibility<br />
  8. 8. Halliburton’s responsibility<br />
  9. 9. Responsibility of the government<br />Interior Secretary Ken Salazar<br />President Barack Obama<br />
  10. 10. Consequences<br />Ecology<br />Fisheries and tourism<br />Hotels<br />Boat charterers<br />
  11. 11. Who will be responsible?<br />Who will pay all the costs of this disaster?<br />Who long will it take to get nature back in balance?<br />What will be the impact on the oil industry?<br />