Dramatic failure of materials in drilling platforms at sea

Systems of drilling platforms
Failure of drilling platform
Drilling platform failure
Offshore Oil Rig Mishaps: Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Deep water horizon
Blow-out that occurred in the Montara Field, offshore Kimberly Coast in Western Australia
Failure of the X70 grade steel used in offshore drill risers. This one failed in the Deepwater Horizon catastrophy.
Ekofisk in storm: Steel keeping its promise.

 

Acta Mat. 2011, 59, p. 364