Fire on the Horizon

Fire on the Horizon

The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster

Book - 2011
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"A phenomenal feat of journalism. . . . I tore through it like a novel but with the queasy knowledge that the whole damn thing is true." --Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War

Blending exclusive first-person interviews and penetrating investigative reporting, oil rig captain John Konrad and veteran Washington Post writer Tom Shroder give the definitive, white-knuckled account of the Deepwater Horizon explosion--as well as a riveting insider's view of the byzantine culture of offshore drilling that made the disaster inevitable. As the world continues to cope with the oil spill's grim aftermath--with environmental and economic consequences all the more dire in a region still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina--Konrad and Schroder's real-time account of the disaster shows us just where things went wrong, and points the way to a safer future for us all.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062063007
Branch Call Number: 363.119622338190916364 Kon
Characteristics: xv, 270 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Shroder, Tom


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Jun 18, 2017

I saw the movie Deep Water Horizon and wanted to know more.
This book outlines what happened on the rig in 2010 to create the worst oil spill in US history but get ready to read a lot of details from the conception and building of the rig in South Korea to its relocation in the gulf Southeast of Houston and the process of well drilling on the ocean floor. This is a book you have to pay attention to..not an easy read. Heavy on processes and detail.
The story of the actual explosion and final hours of the Horizon is near the end of the book. Chilling to read. One of the things I found in the book that was not in the movie is why the (rescue) ship The Damon Bankston was on site the night of the explosion.

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