The ever expanding offshore drilling is posing catastrophic harm, destroying the beaches, along the Coast of Pacific, from Florida to Maine (Gibson 2009). The oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has devastating effects on the human living, along the coast, causing harm to animals, plants, and other habitats of the region. Therefore, the purpose of the research was to identify and evaluate potential threats to human and environment, with respect to the drilling operations involving the anchor handling in the Gulf of Mexico.
2.1 Literature Search
The literature research will be conducted to assess the impact of anchor handling in the drilling activity, which results in dramatics risk to human health and environmental hazards (OSPAR 2009). The qualitative approach will be used in this research work and the main sources of information will be the journal articles and survey reports of the international as well as national organizations (Zaidi et al. 2014). The qualitative approach has been adopted, considering the assessment of anchor handling method, which requires in-depth analysis of the researches and surveys indicating the efficiencies and inefficiencies of the anchor handling methods (Larsson and Purser 2011). The conventional and current methods used for the anchor handling will be analyzed and assessed for their effects on the environmental risks and human health (McConnell, Zhang and Boswell, 2012). The research will be used secondary data, in order to achieve the objectives of this study. This method has been chosen, considering the importance of evaluating anchor handling process through analysis of the various oil and gas drilling activities, for the sedimentation, losses of species, and infrastructural damages they caused, compared with implemented method of anchor handling (Larsson and Purser 2011).
2.2 Overview of Anchor-Handling
The oil and gas exploration, production, decommissioning, and abandonment in the Gulf of Mexico involve complex...