Globally, the oil and gas industry has already established major accidents within the last 25 years. In August 1884, 36 employees drowned in an explosion and fire on the Petrobras platform in the Campos Basin off Brazil. March 1980, saw the death of 123 people during the breakup of the Alexander Keiland oil rig in the North Sea. In September 1982, US oil rig Ocean Ranger keels over in the North Atlantic, killing 84 people. The world's worst oil rig disaster which happened on July 1988;..