SLB Accident Attorneys
An Offshore Drilling Company Responsible for Tens of Thousands of Workers
SLB is one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies, providing 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 twenty five offices across the U.S. alone, and it employed around 99,000 workers as of 2022. Its headquarters are in Houston, Texas.
Formerly known as Schlumberger Limited, the company rebranded itself as SLB in 2022 (though in legal paperwork, the company is still listed as Schlumberger Limited). This was when the company 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.
Transportation Accidents at SLB
As dangerous as offshore work is, some of the riskiest parts of the job can involve traveling to and from the rigs, whether it’s by sea or air. There are inherent dangers of traveling through 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.
On April of 2016, one SLB employee was killed on their way to a rig, along with 12 other workers, on a helicopter that was two years behind on its maintenance. In May of 2014, another SLB worker was killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of Ghana while on its way to a drillship. Seven other people had been on that 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.
Our Offshore Accident Lawyers Can Help You
At Arnold & Itkin, we don’t let offshore companies take advantage of injured workers. If a company like SLB fails in their responsibility to keep their workers safe, we will 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 recovered more than $20 billion, we have a proven history of providing our clients with the resources and insight that makes a difference. If you or a loved one has been hurt while working for SLB, find out if our legal team may be able to help you.