Oil exploration and sustainability always seem to be an oxymoron, particularly since the deepwater horizon incident turned into one of the largest marine oil spills in history one year ago. Marine and coastal life, the population, as well as the entire ecosystem, have been affected.
In addition, the spread of contaminants has been adversely affected by the process of clean-up efforts. However, harm to the ecosystem is not the only result. Lost revenues from local fisheries, tourism, and other industries are impacting the livelihoods of many. One year after the incident, its severity and insufficient organized response efforts remain a central concern in environmental policy discussions. A look at the future of offshore exploration shows that it's not only here to stay, but it will also rise in value. We also need to learn how to improve the environmental management of offshore drilling through IADC Training.
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