The Hill | October 25, 2016 | Randall Luthi
Recently, the Peter Berg film Deepwater Horizon provided the Hollywood version of the Macondo Well accident. Putting the inaccuracies and biased slant aside, the film rightly reminded us of the bravery and sacrifice of the 126 men and women who were on the rig when the accident occurred in April 2010, and especially the 11 crew members who died.
We owe it to that crew, and to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who depend on the offshore energy industry for their livelihoods, to continually raise the safety standard offshore. Safety is a process, not an endpoint.
Over the past six-and-a-half years, the industry has developed new safety equipment and improved safety procedures that are being adopted worldwide and more than 100 new or revised industry standards have been issued. Industry and government have also worked together to ensure a more coordinated effort to prevent future spills and to respond more effectively when they occur. Some examples include:
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Randall Luthi is the President of NOIA.