Bad-ass. This is gonna mean a lot down here.
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- Billions of dollars. In the grand scheme, pocket money for an oil giant.Nov 15, 2012
- That's what I figured, I was just hoping that criminal misconduct would result in something more.. substantial. Or something like, "Shit, I shouldn't do this again." Guess I was wrong.Nov 15, 2012
- This is more of an emotional win then anything else. While the consequences are fairly limited for BP (unless I'm missing something) the net result is likely to be far bigger than the monetary aspect.Nov 15, 2012
- I spoke to a few people in the oil safety industry. They obviously looked very closely into the whole affair.
There conclusion was that since BP only had 1 member of staff on the oil well and contracted every thing out. So its like blaming the taxi passenger for a pile up because he asked to go to the airport.Nov 15, 2012
- , not so sure about the taxi analogy? The rig was owned & operated by BP. Even if there wasn't a single BP employee on the rig, it's still their responsibility & obligation to staff the operation with competent operators. Hopefully the outcome of all this will translate into safer & more responsible operation of similar rigs.Nov 15, 2012
- I think you need to do some fact checking
It was leased to BP for 3 years as it had been to ExxonMobile http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon#Construction_and_ownership
Transocean was contracted to run it. The only real issue was BP asked for the same well that had been previously capped to be reopened.Nov 15, 2012