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Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by CR4V3N
a) both Halliburton and Transocean also get huge fines
b) Similar action is enforced around the world, ie on Chevron for the Nigerian delta and for the Brazilian incidents (both fairly recent, post Deepwater Horizon).
Companies need to know that if they cause huge natural damage that they will be paying mega bucks for the clean up and compensation. It is not enough for this simply to be the case if the accident / incident happens off US shores - it has to be the same the world over.
April 20 -9:45 p.m. CDT – Gas, oil and concrete from the Deepwater Horizon explode up the wellbore onto the deck and then catches fire. The explosion kills 11 platform workers and injures 17 others; another 98 people survive without serious physical injury.
May 10 – After failed containment dome BP announces plans to apply five feet in diameter containment vessel nicknamed "top hat". BP announces strategy of trying to push mud and debris down the tube to clog it. The strategy is nicknamed "junk shot."
May 26 – BP announces plan to force feed heavy drilling mud in a project called "top kill". Doug Brown, the chief mechanic on the Deepwater Horizon, testifies at the joint U.S. Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service hearing that a BP representative overruled Transocean employees and insisted on displacing protective drilling mud with seawater just hours before the explosion.
August 4 – BP reports that the well achieved “static condition” shortly after midnight after drilling mud is said to now fill the well.
Maybe next time; the bastards will Plug it.