Constellations of Oil Platforms in the Gulf

Did you know there are about 4,000 oil and natural gas drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico? And that those platforms service nearly 6,000 active wells?

It’s amazing that a spill like BP’s Deepwater Horizon didn’t occur before April 2010.

And I wonder, with thousands of wells in the Gulf, how there hasn’t been a lot of subsidence. Or maybe there has and no one has noticed yet.

Source: “Windfall,” Mike Tidwell, Audubon, September-October 2010