Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Research papers on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would first cover the events leading up to the explosion that destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oilrig and left the rig’s wellhead. Research papers examining the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would also investigate how much oil has spilled into the gulf, how much damage it has done to the environment as well as projected totals for the spill and the economic and environmental damage expected not only for the United States but also for other regions of the world. Finally, research papers on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would investigate what steps are being taken to create technologies that would allow oil companies to quickly stop the flow of crude oil from a damaged wellhead.
The explosion that led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was preceded days earlier by reports of well control issues. Although preliminary reports following the explosion suggested that no leak was evident, the Coast Guard ultimately established that the rig’s wellhead had been damaged and creating a serious spill. In less than two months, the spill had already affected devastating results for marine life and wildlife, fisheries and tourism along coastal waters. Experts from various industries and around the globe were convened to discuss strategies for not only stopping the current oil spill but also for developing the technologies necessary to mitigate, if not prevent, future spills.