Deep oil drilling under the safety spotlight


The biggest oil discoveries of recent years have all been made in deep water.

The current Gulf of Mexico crisis is turning a spotlight on how safe some of these oil fields are and what can be done to reduce the risk of another Deepwater Horizon disaster.

David Shukman reports.

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