Issue No. 05 - September/October (2010 vol. 12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2010.136
Don Shafer , Athens Group
Phillip A. Laplante , Penn State
<p>No one yet knows what caused the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and poured millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But considering the fact that offshore oil rigs comprise dozens of complex subsystems that use or are controlled by software, is it possible a software failure could have contributed to this disaster?</p>
Information technology, software, oil spill, interface standards
D. Shafer and P. A. Laplante, "The BP Oil Spill: Could Software be a Culprit?," in IT Professional, vol. 12, no. , pp. 6-9, 2010.