BP starts release of Macondo incident environmental data

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – BP is making available the Gulf of Mexico environmental data that it, along with state and federal agencies, collected through the Deepwater Horizon Response and Natural Resource Damage Assessment order.

The first such data will be the 2.3 million lines of water chemistry data collected since April 2010, as well as analyses of Macondo oil gathered onboard the Q4000. BP says it will make the data available at a Website developed for the purpose at http://gulfsciencedata.bp.com.

“Providing access to this significant body of scientific information will help enhance Gulf-related scientific research and improve the public’s understanding of the condition of the Gulf of Mexico,” said Laura Folse, BP’s executive vice president for Response and Environmental Restoration. “Making the data and supporting information available in a usable format is part of BP’s ongoing effort to keep the public informed about potential injuries to, and the recovery of, natural resources in the Gulf.”

Following this initial release, more data releases are planned in 2014.  

To date, BP says it has spent more than $26 billion on response, clean-up, and claims. This includes spending over $14 billion (and 70 million personnel hours) on response and clean-up, and more than $12 billion in payments on claims by individuals, businesses, and government entities.

11/19/13

Related Articles

People

Dec 12, 2014

The board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Charles O. Holliday as chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Ensco announces management changes

Dec 5, 2014

Ensco plc has promoted Carey Lowe to executive vice president. 

People

Nov 14, 2014

Helge Lund has resigned as president and CEO of Statoil.

NH9 completes its first 1,000-m deepwater well in South China Sea

Nov 11, 2014

China Oilfied Services Ltd. says the NH9 semisubmersible has completed drilling the first 3,281 ft (1,000-m) deepwater well.

Indonesia energy minister appoints new oil and gas chief

Nov 5, 2014 Indonesia Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said reported on Nov. 4 that he had signed a letter to replace the director general for oil and gas at the ministry, according to The Jakart...

Trending News

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

May 22, 2015

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Subsea equipment monitoring technology to be trialed in North Sea

May 22, 2015

An unnamed sponsor of a joint industry project to develop the company’s V-IR subsea integrity monitoring system has committed to deploy V-LIM line insulation monitor units in various North Sea fields.

MEG flow meters head to Ichthys

May 22, 2015

Litre Meter has dispatched 45 positive displacement flow meters to the Ichthys LNG project in the Browse basin off Western Australia via the company’s South Korean distributor S-TEK.

Safe Bristolia returning to UK North Sea following repairs

May 22, 2015

BG Group has agreed to a revised schedule of work for the accommodation support vessel Safe Bristolia at the Everest platform in the UK North Sea.

Online exclusive: Oil and gas M&A activity on the uptick in 2015

May 21, 2015

While this year is likely to see a renewed level of mergers and acquisitions activity across the oil and gas sector globally, 1Q 2015 witnessed stalled activity due to a low oil price environment. 

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>