Acta Scientific Agriculture

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 8

An Analysis of the Environmental Transition in the United Kingdom and its Continental Shelf in Relation to Oil Spill and Current Legislative Proposal Arising from the Regime: A Contrast to the United States of America

CI Chuks-Ezike*

Oil and Gas, Environmental Management, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author: CI Chuks-Ezike, Oil and Gas, Environmental Management, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom.

Received: April 20, 2018; Published: July 04, 2018

Citation: CI Chuks-Ezike.“An Analysis of the Environmental Transition in the United Kingdom and its Continental Shelf in Relation to Oil Spill and Current Legislative Proposal Arising from the Regime: A Contrast to the United States of America". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.8 (2018).

Abstract

  The environmental structures of United Kingdom (UK)-the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) and the United States of America (USA) are two regimes that has received academic and professional cognisance over the years especially due to the industrial strength and technological wealth of both regimes. While generating oil and gas either offshore/onshore environmental risks have been an un-avoidable topic on the lips of many. This is because the nature of the business is risk oriented. A lot of environmental accidents has been recorded during Exploration and Production (E and P) of oil and gas. These include the Macondo disaster, the Montara disaster and even the Piper Alpha incident. It is notable that most environmental spills occur offshore. This is because on most occasions, a greater amount of this conventional source of energy is generated in the coastal fields. Because of these environmental risk consequences, there has been successive move and change of existing environmental science and technology especially relating to E and P towards preventing a repeat in occurrence or even first occurrence (for nations that are yet to experience) of such environmental spills.

  This work hence seeks to address the core deficiencies of the respective environmental and safety regimes, before the Macondo disaster, while highlighting progress made thus far in the resolution of the deficiencies of Macondo. Safety in this work is concentrated on process of technical safety instead of personal safety to streamline the topic.

Keywords: Macondo; Piper Alpha; Environmental Risk; Exploration and Production; Spill

Copyright: © 2018 CI Chuks-Ezike. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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