Chevron Accident Attorneys
Our Offshore Injury Firm Holds Oil Giants Accountable
Chevron is the second largest energy company in the U.S., outranked only by ExxonMobil. The company conducts business worldwide in every aspect of the crude oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production, manufacturing, marketing, transportation, chemicals manufacturing and sales, geothermal energy, and power generation. Chevron's upstream operations consist of exploring for, developing, and producing crude oil and natural gas. Downstream operations include refining of crude oil, marketing, and transportation of petroleum products.
Chevron is one of the top leaseholders and producers in the Gulf of Mexico and is widely recognized as a leader in deepwater drilling. With Transocean, it holds the world record for drilling water depth at 10,011 feet. Along with ExxonMobil, Chevron's main competitors are BP, ConocoPhillips, and Shell.
Chevron Acquires Noble Energy, Inc.
Noble Energy, Inc. is a hydrocarbon exploration company from Houston that was acquired by Chevron in 2020. It has a long history of crude oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, and development activities in the United States, with an onshore U.S. presence since 1932 and a Gulf of Mexico presence since 1968. Its operations include the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas in the U.S. and internationally.
The company's largest exploration discovery in the Gulf of Mexico was Gunflint in 2008. In January 2009, Noble Energy announced a significant discovery at Tamar, offshore Israel, the largest discovery in the company's history.
Noble Energy, Globetrotter II & Hurricane Ida
At the end of August 2021, a Noble-owned drillship, the Globetrotter II, was operating in the Gulf of Mexico when she was struck by Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful storms seen in decades. This was no accident or unpredictable act of nature. The Globetrotter II and her crew of 142 were stranded and battered by Ida, nearly capsizing and leaving the crew in fear for their lives, because Noble and Shell, who was leasing the rig, did not evacuate them in time.
The National Hurricane Center had warned that Ida was going to strike. The Globetrotter II's sister ship was evacuated, but not this drillship. Her crew was directed to keep working up until the morning that Hurricane Ida descended. There was simply not enough time to get a safe distance away. The Globetrotter II and her crew instead found themselves within 10 miles of Ida's eyewall, the most dangerous part of a hurricane. She was battered by 80-foot swells and 150-mph winds. The entire crew thought they were going to die.
Arnold & Itkin is representing several of the crew members who were on the Globetrotter II during the horrific ordeal. We are working to hold Noble, Shell, and other parties accountable for putting the crew at risk by failing to evacuate in the presence of a storm they knew was going to strike. We look forward to seeing justice served on their behalf.
Call Our Noble Energy & Chevron Accident Lawyers
In September 2016, a helicopter on its way to an oil platform crashed, killing five passengers and the pilot. In March 2023, a worker was killed on a Chevron storage vessel carrying crude oil when seawater breached the hull. These and other incidents are the responsibility of corporations that are obligated to follow through with safety procedures and adequate maintenance and repairs, but refuse to do so in order to save time and money, at the cost of workers' lives.
Energy companies like Chevron and its subsidiaries are old pros when it comes to handling lawsuits. They have the money, the lawyers, and the resources to make sure their injured employees stay silent and accept the minimum amount they offer. Chevron, Noble Energy, and other oil giants know how to use their size to crush regular people. Our Chevron injury attorneys help level the playing field. With more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements and a track record of taking on the biggest opponents, our firm has the firepower to put the pressure on Chevron, not you.