Thursday, June 5, 2014

CSB Animation Details Deepwater Horizon Blowout

This video animates the Deepwater Horizon blowout based on findings detailed in a draft investigation report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

June 5, 2014
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
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BP Witness Testimony May Save Halliburton Billions

By Margaret Cronin Fisk, Jef Feeley and Laurel Brubaker Calkins (Bloomberg) — Halliburton Co. may escape paying billions of dollars in damages for its role in the biggest offshore oil...

February 21, 2013
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Transocean Urges U.S. District Judge to Accept Guilty Plea

(Bloomberg) — Transocean Ltd. and federal prosecutors urged a judge to accept the oil driller’s agreement to plead guilty to a criminal charge over its role in the 2010 Gulf...

February 9, 2013
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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BP Suspended from Winning New US Government Contracts

(Bloomberg) — BP Plc, which pleaded guilty to criminal charges after the worst U.S. oil spill in 2010, will be temporarily suspended from winning new contracts from the federal government,...

November 28, 2012
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
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Former BP Engineer Pleads Not Guilty, Grand Jury to Hear First Criminal Deepwater Horizon Case

(Bloomberg) — A former BP Plc engineer charged with destroying evidence sought for a U.S. probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill lost his bid to have one of the two...

November 10, 2012
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Friday, October 26, 2012

BP Oil Spill Trial Postponed by Mardi Gras and Football

(Bloomberg) — The trial over liability for BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was postponed to Feb. 25 so the lawyers won’t lose their accommodations to Super Bowl and Mardi Gras...

October 26, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Deepwater Horizon’s “Company Men” Refuse to Testify, Prosecutors Seek Penalty Against BP

(Bloomberg) — The refusal of three BP Plc executives’ to testify about the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster should be held against the company at a multibillion-dollar trial over liability...

October 15, 2012
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Probe of Deepwater Horizon Blast Lands In Federal Court

HOUSTON–A dispute over the authority of U.S. accident investigators heads to federal court here Wednesday, in a case pitting the U.S. Chemical Safety Board against Transocean Ltd., the owner of...

April 10, 2012
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

BP: Halliburton Destroyed Oil-Spill Evidence

By Tom Fowler and Angel Gonzalez BP PLC is alleging that Halliburton Co. destroyed evidence in the weeks following the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010 that demonstrated that the cement...

December 6, 2011
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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BP, Transocean, and Halliburton Decline Invite to Congress, Calendar Booked Solid

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The chief executives of BP Plc (BP, BP.LN), Transocean Ltd. (RIG) and Halliburton Co. (HAL) declined to testify this week before a panel of House lawmakers who are...

November 1, 2011
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Is The Deepwater Horizon Leaking Oil?

The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday it is working with Transocean Ltd. to find out whether last year’s wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon rig is the source of oil sheens...

September 28, 2011
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Friday, September 23, 2011

USCG and BOEMRE Appear To Be Flinching Amid Threat of Congressional Scrutiny

Just when we thought the Deepwater Horizon disaster had almost been sorted out… it’s apparent we have a long way to go. Today’s scheduled oversight hearing by the Committee on...

September 23, 2011
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Admiral Papp Praises Deepwater Horizon Crew, Captain Kutcha Cleared

The Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Robert Papp, released his final report on the Deepwater Horizon Investigation today. The contents of the report are in stark contrast to...

September 14, 2011
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Joint Investigation Report Volume II: BP gets majority of blame for Deepwater Horizon disaster

Complimenting today’s official  (and final) US Coast Guard investigation report into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulations and Enforcement (BOEMRE), released their final investigation report...

September 14, 2011
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New Federal Report Spreads Blame in Gulf Blowout, Spill

By Russell Gold A federal investigation into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico points the finger at BP PLC, but also its contractors, for...

September 14, 2011
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Marshall Islands Marine Casualty Report into Deepwater Horizon Disaster [gCAPTAIN REVIEW]

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) released their Marine Casualty Report yesterday morning, going into great detail the circumstances leading to last year’s deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster and massive...

August 18, 2011
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Marshall Islands Releases DEEPWATER HORIZON Marine Casualty Report [EXECUTIVE SUMMARY]

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has today released the DEEPWATER HORIZON Marine Casualty Investigation Report (RMI Report). In accordance with national and international requirements, the RMI Report has...

August 17, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Gulf Spill Trial Given Start Date In Late February

A civil trial to determine liability in last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been given a preliminary start date of Feb. 27, 2012, with the expected lengthy proceedings...

August 15, 2011
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Google Releases 3D Model Of Deepwater Horizon

gCaptain was recently invited to visit Google HQ to meet Jenifer Austin Foulkes, the head of Google Oceans’ team, to share our ideas of integrating maritime information, like the tracking...

August 9, 2011
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Monday, August 1, 2011

What happened to the oil in the Gulf? WHOI answers in new study

NOTE: Last week the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute taught us about the chemical makeup of the oil plume created after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  Today, WHOI has released more information...

August 1, 2011
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