A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher by Joel Achenbach
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Overview: It was a technological crisis in an alien realm: a blown-out oil well in mile-deep water in the Gulf of Mexico. For the engineers who had to kill the well, this was like Apollo 13, a crisis no one saw coming, and one of untold danger and challenge.
A suspense story, a mystery, a technological thriller: This is Joel Achenbach’s groundbreaking account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and what came after. The tragic explosion on the huge drilling rig in April 2010 killed eleven men and triggered an environmental disaster. As a gusher of crude surged into the Gulf’s waters, BP engineers and government scientists-awkwardly teamed in Houston-raced to devise ways to plug the Macondo well.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History