STUDY ON THE SOCIAL RISK OF PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT ACCIDENTS: A CASE OF MACONDO ACCIDENT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Keywords:Petroleum Exploration And Development, Accident, Social Risk, Well, Gulf Of Mexico
The process of petroleum exploration and development is related to many factors. A large number of safety accidents occur every year around the world and have an impact on the society. Due to the particularity of Marine environment, safety accidents in the process of offshore petroleum exploration and development usually have serious impacts. Taking Macondo accident in Gulf of Mexico as an example, this paper studies the social risk of petroleum exploration and development accident. On the basis of introducing the accident background, the accident process and the accident consequence, the technical reason and the management reason of the accident are analyzed, and the social influence of the accident is further analyzed. The root cause of the incident was BP's catch-up schedule, which resulted in a lack of compliance with cementing procedures such as casing running, cement injection, cement waiting, cement bond logging, and negative pressure testing, as well as inadequate supervision. After the accident, the technical treatment effect of petroleum spill was not good, and the government blindly emphasized responsibility and took little initiative to participate in the accident treatment, which turned the social risk into a social crisis and caused terrible effects. The accident seriously affected the lives of coastal residents, caused great harm to Marine life, and damaged the Marine ecological environment of the Gulf of Mexico.
Abudu, H., Cai, X. and Lin, B. (2022). How Upstream Petroleum Industry Affects Economic Growth and Development in Petroleum Producing-Countries : Evidence From Ghana. Energy, 260, 125139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.125139
Acheampong, T. and Kemp, A. G. (2022). Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Regulation and Outcomes in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry: Performance Review of Trends in he United Kingdom Continental Shelf. Safety Science, 148, 105634. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105634
Antonio, F.J., Mendes, R.S. and Thomaz, S.M. (2011). Identifying and Modeling Patterns of Tetrapod Vertebrate Mortality Rates in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Aquatic Toxicology, 105, 177-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.05.022
Arora, M. P. and Lodhia, S. (2017). The BP Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill : Exploring The Link Between Social and Environmental Disclosures and Reputation Risk Management. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140(3), 1287-1297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.027
Bijay, B., George, P., Renjith, V.R. and Kurian, A.J. (2020). Application of Dynamic Risk Analysis in Offshore Drilling Processes. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 68, 104326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2020.104326
Challenger, G. E., Gmur, S. and Taylor, E. (2021). A Review of Gulf of Mexico Coastal Marsh Erosion Studies Following The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill And Comparison to Over 4 Years of Shoreline Loss Data From Fall 2010 to Summer 2015. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 164, 111983. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2020.104326
Eren, T. and Polat, C. (2019). Well Efficiency Assessment in Geothermal Fields for Horizontal Drilling. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 178, 904-920. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.04.015
Greening, H., Swann, R., Kerry, S.P., Testroet-Bergeron, S., Allen, R., Alderson, M., Hecker, J. and Bernhardt, S.P. (2018). Local Implementation of a National Program : The National Estuary Program Response Following The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Policy, 87, 60-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.011
Harding, V., Camp, J., Morgan, L.J. and Gryko, J. (2016). Oil Residue Contamination of Continental Shelf Sediments of The Gulf of Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113, 488-495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.07.032
Jiang, G., Dong, T., Cui, K., He, Y., Quan, X., Yang, L. and Fu, Y. (2022). Research Status and Development Directions of Intelligent Drilling Fluid Technologies. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 49(1), 660-670. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1876-3804(22)60055-7
Lei, Q., Xu, Y., Yang, Z., Cai, B., Wang, X., Zhou, L., Liu, H., Xu, M., Wang, L. and Li, S. (2021). Progress and Development Directions of Stimulation Technique For Ultra-Deep Oil and Gas Reservoirs. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 48(1), 221-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1876-3804(21)60018-6
Martin, C.W., Lewis, K.A., Mcdonald, A.M., Spearman, T.P., Alford, S.B., Christian, R.C. and Valentine, J.F. (2020). Disturbance-Driven Changes to Northern Gulf of Mexico Nekton Communities Following The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 115, 111098. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111098
Randolph, M.F., Gaudin, C., Gourvenec, S.M., White, D.J., Boylan, N. and Cassidy, M.J. (2011). Recent Advances In Offshore Geotechnics for Deep Water Oil and Gas Developments. Ocean Engineering, 38, 818-834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2010.10.021
Shakya, S., Li, B. and Etienne, X. (2022). Shale Revolution, Oil and Gas Prices, and Drilling Activities in The United States. Energy Economics, 108, 105877. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2022.105877
Skogdalen, J. E. and Vinnem, J. E. (2012). Quantitative Risk Analysis of Oil and Gas Drilling, Using Deepwater Horizon as Case Study. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 100, 58-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2011.12.002
Skogdalen, J. E., Utne, I. B. and Vinnem, J. E. (2011). Developing Safety Indicators for Preventing Offshore Oil and Gas Deepwater Drilling Blowouts. Safety Science, 49, 1187-1199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2011.03.012
Soto, L.A., Salcedo, D. L., Arvizu, K. and Botello, A.V. (2017). Interannual Patterns of The Large Free-Living Nematode Assemblages in The Mexican Exclusive Economic Zone, NW Gulf Of Mexico After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Ecological Indicators, 79, 371-381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.03.058
Vora, M., Sanni, S, Flage, R. (2021). An Environmental Risk Assessment Framework for Enhanced Oil Recovery Solutions From Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 88, 106512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106512
Xiong, C., Li, S., Ding, B., Geng, X., Zhang, J. and Yan, Y. (2021). Molecular Insight Into The Oil Displacement Mechanism of Gas Flooding in Deep Oil Reservoir. Chemical Physics Letters, 783, 139044. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2021.139044
Yang, Y., Liu, Z. and Saydaliev, H.B., Iqbal, S. (2022). Economic Impact of Crude Oil Supply Disruption on Social Welfare Losses and Strategic Petroleum Reserves. Resources Policy, 77, 102689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2022.102689
Zhou, A., Wang, K. and Zhang, H. (2017). Human Factor Risk Control For Oil and Gas Drilling Industry. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 159, 581-587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.09.034
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2022 Li Liu, Xiaozhong Yu, Jinhe Li, Chongjun Huang, Jin Xiong
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
License and Copyright Agreement
In submitting the manuscript to the journal, the authors certify that:
- They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
- The work described has not been formally published before, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, thesis, or overlay journal.
- That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- That its release has been approved by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – of the institutes where the work has been carried out.
- They secure the right to reproduce any material that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
- They agree to the following license and copyright agreement.
Authors who publish with International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or edit it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
For More info, please visit CopyRight Section