It was a concerted attempt to repeat the Brazilian success at finding abiotic oil by drilling through the salt layer on the floor of the ocean.
They were at the farthest range of modern drilling, 30,000 feet down, when an explosion of high pressure natural gas blew backwards up the pipe and literally trashed the entire oil rig on top of itself, making the leak almost inaccessible. Following the wave of natural gas was a tsunami of oil from down there unlike anything man had even dreamt might be present under the earth.
Oil is abiotic. Deepwater Horizon proved it and was lost at the moment it was discovered, the instant it broke into the reservoir down there.
The entire Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being turned into the world's largest oil sump because all previous theories about the formation of oil (a hydrocarbon produced under pressure) were absolutely wrong.
There's no end to what is pouring out of the sea floor - it may be limitless. It may destroy fishing industries on the Eastern seaboard permanently. This thing could go on like underground coal fires in West Virginia and simply pump oil into the water forever. Manboons are discovering they are helpless to stop it.
Vault-Co predicts : biggest environmental disaster in human history. Will make Chernobyl and the Love Canal look like minor littering violations. Chalk up another win for the Obama administration. His first and last four years may be regarded as the worst thing to ever happen to the United States.