SLB Accident Lawyers

An Offshore Company Responsible for 99,000 Workers

Schlumberger NV, doing business as SLB, is the world’s largest offshore drilling company. It provides technology, information solutions, and integrated project management for the oil and gas industry. It also has dozens of subsidiaries. Operating in more than 120 countries, SLB has 25 offices across the U.S. alone, and it employed around 99,000 workers as of 2022. Its headquarters are in Houston, TX.

Founded in 1926 in Paris, France as the Electric Prospecting Company by Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger and later evolving into Schlumberger Limited as it grew and expanded across the planet, the company rebranded itself as SLB in 2022. This was also when Schlumberger announced it would be adding energy transition, decarbonization, and digital services to its oil and gas ventures, though oil and gas still rake in the most revenue for the company.

Schlumberger's History of Transportation Accidents

As dangerous as offshore work is, some of the riskiest parts of the job can involve traveling to and from offshore rigs, whether it’s by sea or air. There are inherent dangers of traveling through the open sea, where weather conditions can quickly and drastically change, but matters become so much worse when corporations fail to abide by simple safety and maintenance protocols—such as delaying personnel transfers to account for heavy weather or rough seas.

In April 2016, an SLB employee and 12 other workers were killed in a helicopter accident on their way to a rig. The helicopter was two years behind on its maintenance. In May 2014, another SLB worker was killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of Ghana while en route to a drillship. Seven other people perished on the flight as well.

In these and many other ways, corporations can negligently overlook key processes that are crucial for worker safety, or even deliberately refuse to spend time and money on adequate maintenance, training, equipment, and more, endangering the people who work for them. Unfortunately, when companies like SLB fail to keep their workers safe, they often then fail to compensate them fairly as well, attempting to avoid legal and financial accountability.

Learn How a Schlumberger Accident Attorney Can Help

At Arnold & Itkin, we don’t let offshore companies take advantage of injured workers. When a company like SLB fails in its responsibility to keep workers safe, we fight tooth and nail to demand justice and recover financial compensation on our client’s behalf. We’ve gone against massive corporations before, and we can beat them at their own game again. Having won more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements, we have a proven history of providing our clients with the resources and insight that make all the difference. If you or a loved one has been hurt while working for SLB, it's time to find out how our trial-tested maritime lawyers can help you rebuild and move on.

Call (888) 346-5024 today to request your free consultation with an SLB accident lawyer from our firm. There’s no fee unless we win your case.

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