Moving forward: Macondo five years later

In this special report, editors from E&P and Oil and Gas Investor examine the response of the oil and gas industry, the scientific community and the federal government to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The industry has moved past the Macondo tragedy equipped with better technologies to bring ever-deeper discoveries on stream amid much merger and acquisition activity.

The ecological, financial and emotional fall-out from the Macondo catastrophe was enormous. But learning and healing are well underway five years later. Regulatory agencies have been overhauled to better monitor industry activity. New technologies have come to the fore that make deepwater drilling safer. Consortia have been formed to develop spill response and containment strategies.

And studies are underway to measure the impact of the spill on the environment and suggest procedures going forward. Perhaps the most exciting news is the response of E&P companies who tolerated a drilling moratorium and a lengthy permitting process and are now exploring and developing this world-class province with a vengeance.

For the rest of the story, see below:

Technology Pressure control equipment redesigned after Macondo failures
Regulatory Regulatory lessons learned and still to come from Macondo
Environmental Discovering steps to recovery
Response Industry adds to oil spill response toolkit
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