Transocean is a Switzerland-based offshore drilling company. Transocean was established in 1926 by T.S. “Stoney” Stoneman who started his career as a draftsman, and the company has since become a titan in the offshore industry. While the marine drilling industry did not begin until the 1930s, drilling engineers were advancing onshore drilling methods and equipment. Transocean made itself a leader in the offshore drilling industry by innovating technology involving drilling rigs and maritime equipment.
Although Transocean is known for their innovations, they are also known for one of the most tragic offshore disasters in history—the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010. The Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 crew members and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The Transocean accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin represented nearly one-third of the Deepwater Horizon crew against BP and Transocean.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries during an offshore accident, contact our Transocean accident attorneys today for a free and confidential case review. Call (888) 346-5024 or contact us online today.
The Deepwater Horizon was a semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit owned by Transocean about 40 miles southeast off the Louisiana coast. The platform was leased to BP when the explosion occurred. The platform commenced drilling in February 2010 at a depth of approximately 5,000 feet. The planned well was to be drilled to 18,360 feet below sea level.
In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig suffered a severe blowout, starting a cascade of events that led to an open oil well on the ocean floor, the sinking of the oil rig, and a massive rig explosion that took the lives of nearly a dozen people. Dozens more workers were left traumatized and without work after the explosion. Transocean, a giant in the world of the oil drilling industry, was honored by regulators for its safety record the very day the rig exploded. However, according to an analysis of federal data, three out of four incidents that triggered federal investigation into safety problems on deep water drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico involved Transocean.
Human and mechanical errors is what led to natural gases to shoot onto the drilling platform. At Arnold & Itkin, our Transocean attorneys held BP and Transocean accountable for failing to take the proper steps to protect their employees. These companies’ only goal was to save time and money despite the obvious risk to those aboard. In the end, good people paid the price.
Below are some of the fundamental mistakes that were cited by the commission:
All companies involved also made the fundamental mistake of valuing productivity over sustainability. The pressure to deliver on time for the sake of quarterly earnings led to a culture of silence and lack of safety. It was this culture that created the conditions that destroyed the Deepwater Horizon and traumatized the Gulf Coast for decades.
Arnold & Itkin was proud to represent nearly a third of the crew members who were aboard the rig at the time of the Deepwater Horizon incident. Jobs on an oil rig and in the offshore industry are some of the most dangerous occupations in the country. We have successfully represented injured Transocean workers. Our Transocean lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you too.
If you have suffered injures while working for Transocean, there is hope. Arnold & Itkin has successfully won cases against some of the largest maritime companies in the world. We are also one of the the leading maritime firms in the country. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries as a Transocean worker, contact our firm. Let us help you rebuild your life.
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Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
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