Category: Gulf oil spill

Gulf oil spill judge tosses claims against M-I Swaco, Cameron

A federal judge Wednesday threw out all claims against one of the companies that provided services to the ill-fated Macondo well project and tossed punitive damages claims against a second, but he refused to dismiss claims against the three main firms involved _ BP, Transocean and Halliburton.  More »

Halliburton official destroyed notes of cement test related to Gulf oil spill

A former Halliburton lab manager testified Tuesday that a company official asked him not to record results of a cement stability test related to the well in the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster.  More »

Judge sets hearing for ‘fictitious claims’ in Gulf oil spill

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing next month on BP’s request to prevent payments on inflated or fictitious claims under a class-action settlement reached with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

BP withheld data from rig crew in Gulf disaster, expert says

The crew on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was “trying to get it right,” a Transocean drilling expert testified Monday. But, he added, BP withheld critical information from them.  More »

BP seeks injunction over Gulf oil spill settlement dispute

BP wants an injunction to prevent the administrator handling claims under a class-action settlement reached with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill from paying inflated or fictitious claims that could cost the British oil giant billions of dollars.  More »

Transocean maintenance showed negligence, engineer says

Transocean Ltd. (RIG)’s internal documents show the company failed to maintain the Deepwater Horizon, avoiding critical repairs and upkeep for years before the drilling rig burned and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, an engineer testified in the trial over fault for the disaster.  More »

Interior Dept. allows BP to bid on Gulf leases, with conditions

The Interior Department will allow BP to bid in next week’s Gulf of Mexico lease sale, despite its suspension from obtaining new federal contracts.  More »

Plaintiffs’ lawyer resigns amid BP oil spill trial

A Texas lawyer has resigned from the team of plaintiffs’ attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP PLC and are facing the company at trial over the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Halliburton exec testifies at Gulf spill trial

An executive from the company that was BP’s cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig testified Monday that he learned of some “irregularities” in tests that the contractor’s employees performed after the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

BP, Transocean botched safety tests, witness says

The rig’s crew misinterpreted results of negative pressure, an oil drilling expert said.  More »

Ex-BP rig supervisor testifies at Gulf spill trial

A retired BP employee testified he never felt pressure to sacrifice safety to save money.  More »

BP ready to move back to the future, CEO says

BP is keen to resume its role as one of the most intrepid exploration companies in the business, chastened by its past, BP CEO Bob Dudley told a crowded audience of top energy executives and leading minds in a Tuesday morning address at IHS CERA week.  More »
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