Category Archives: BP

News commentary: OTC 2013 — Day 1

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HOUSTON, May 7, 2013—Every year, in the first week of May, Houston becomes the Party Town of the global oil and gas industry. For the 80,000 people who attend the event, as delegates, speakers and exhibitors, there are invitations to breakfasts, receptions and special events throughout the week. Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the premier Continue Reading

Criminal Charges Against Rig Managers in Deepwater Horizon Incident?

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In my essay on the “Political Science of Industrial Safety: Have the Deeper Lessons of Deepwater Horizon Been Learned?“, I focused on the safety audit that was carried out during the morning of April 20, 2010, by a joint team of BP and Transocean executives. The general argument was that the safety audit was for Continue Reading

Deepwater safety

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The serious issues of corporate governance and regulation in the shadow of the Macondo incident have not yet been addressed in the many post-accident studies that have been released. On April 20, 2010, a joint BP-Transocean safety audit team boarded the Deepwater Horizon for an inspection of the safety practices of the crew and the Continue Reading


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