Offshore Oil Accidents and Policy Changes

Accidents

Sea Gem--U.K.

1965

Santa Barbara--USA

1969

Alexander Kielland--Norway

1980

Piper Alpha--U.K.

1988

Exxon Valdez--USA

1989

Deepwater Horizon/Macondo--USA

2010

Total Platform at Elgin Field--U.K.

2012

Policy Changes

Continental Shelf Act--U.K.

1964

The Royal Decree for mobile platforms--Norway

1967

Water Quality Improvement Act--USA

1970

Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Act--U.K.

1971

Roben's Committee--U.K.

1972

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Act--USA

1973

Deepwater Port Act--USA

1974

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act--U.K.

1974

The Royal Decree for fixed platform--Norway

1976

Act of Worker Protection and Working Environment--Norway

1977

Amendments to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act--USA

1978

Petroleum Act--Norway

1985

Cullen Report--U.K.

1990

Oil Pollution Act--USA

1990

Petroleum Activities Act--Norway

1996

Safety and Environmental Management Systems Rule--USA

2010