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Blog category: "Deepwater Horizon"

Deepwater Horizon Regulations Rolled Back

Last Thursday, the White House eased safety rules for offshore drilling rigs created after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The administration claimed that loosening regulations will provide a boost in energy production. The initial regulations were originally put in place by the Obama administration in 2016. The reversal to the rules will be effective on December 27, 2018. The regulations ...
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Royal Dutch Shell has begun production of its deepwater Kaikias well about 100 miles off the coast of New Orleans. They originally were to begin initial production in 2019 but have reached production-ready status a year early. The Kaikias development is in the Mars-Ursa basin and is owned jointly by Shell (80%) and MOEX North America LLC (20%). It's located in 4,500 feet of water and is drilled to ...
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Our blog has previously talked about the difference between the UK's approach to offshore safety and our country's approach. In essence, the difference is in what our industry's value. In Britain, offshore companies are willing to invest in safety before failure occurs. Safety officials create a list of dire risks and prepare for them, regardless of precedent. In the US, however, we only fix ...
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Seven years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded and sank to the bottom of the ocean. The government was called to action due to the explosion—and act it did. The Obama administration put more regulations on the oil industry than ever before. However, the Trump administration has set its sights on lowering the regulations for company profits. The Claim That Obama Regulations Were Too ...
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The tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an accident that touched thousands of lives, lost millions of gallons of oil, and ended in billions of dollars in legal payouts. However, the impact did not stop at the civilian or business level. The Deepwater Horizon case not only affected people and workers, it also moved the government to action. The Government’s Response to Deepwater Horizon ...
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Deepwater Horizon, Oil Spill
Several months ago after having its appeal of the settlement agreement rejected by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, BP made its intention known that the company would take its appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. On Friday, August 2 nd , BP officially filed its petition with the United States Supreme Court. The petition asks the Supreme Court to dismantle the current settlement agreement ...
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On April 21, 2010, the Gulf of Mexico was made victim to an incident which has left it unchanged since. The Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill has left permanent marks on the ecosystem, lifestyle and economy of the gulf coast. Four years after what has been deemed as the worst offshore oil incident in the country, results of federal investigations have revealed a new light on the ...
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Deepwater Horizon
Three years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and triggering a 200 million gallon spill of crude oil. Our offshore injury lawyers proudly represented 27 rig crewmembers, helping ensure they and their families received compensation to help them recover from their trauma. In their honor, we explore how the fragile Gulf environment is ...
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Oil Spill, Deepwater Horizon
The preliminary results of the Chemical Safety Board's (CSB) investigation into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and subsequent oil spill (the worst offshore accident recorded in U.S. history) have faulted BP and Transocean for the disaster. Essentially, the report concludes, by focusing on the wrong indicators of safety, the two companies, and the offshore industry in general, allowed ...
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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon suffered from an explosion that was later described as a "blowout." The semi-submersible oil rig which was owned by Transocean had been drilling in the Macondo Prospect for BP when the explosion occurred. It resulted in a fireball that was visible for over thirty miles and allowed crew members less than five minutes to escape from the vessel. In the end, it ...
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