The Deepwater Horizon rig has finished drilling the Macondo Well for BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The well, in water 1500m deep, extends to a depth of 4000m. The crew test the well to ensure ... See full summary »

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The Deepwater Horizon rig has finished drilling the Macondo Well for BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The well, in water 1500m deep, extends to a depth of 4000m. The crew test the well to ensure it is safely sealed so the Deepwater Horizon rig can move on before another rig starts oil extraction. But just hours after the well passes its safety test, flammable gas and crude oil shoot out of the well, enveloping the rig in flames and killing 11 workers. Seconds from Disaster investigates the series of decisions and failings that culminated in the catastrophe and the world's biggest accidental marine oil spill. Written by Darlow Smithson Productions

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15 April 2012 (USA)  »

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