FEA Aids Deepwater Horizon Failure Forensics: DNV uses Abaqus finite element analysis to study blowout scenarios

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On the evening of April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon suffered a blowout while drilling in the Macondo Prospect, an area in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana. The platform caught fire; two days later, it sank. Numerous attempts were made to seal the well, but oil continued to spew […]