Deepwater Horizon (2016) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)
  • When the superintendent Jimmy Harrell and the chief of maintenance Mike Williams disembark on board of the Transocean semisubmersible offshore drilling rig "Deepwater Horizon", they are surprised with the information that the Schlumberger people had not conducted the pressure test in the deep water cement.to confirm the wellbore integrity. The BP representative Donald Vidrine had sent them home to save money. Jimmy decides to run tests but Vidrine believes the result is a problem in the sensor and orders to open the well. However the cement does not resist and there is a blowup with tragic consequences.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm


The film opens with actual recorded audio of a hearing from Mike Williams' testimony following the real-life...

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