Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mors Insight Into the BP/Gulf Problem

A few observations from an actual real-life "small company" oil exploration guy.

Be sure to read the combox; there's more in there.


Jim said...

From the article you link to:

In fact, by all reports from people who have worked for all the majors, BP sets the bar for an obsession on safety.

If that's the case, why was BP cited by OSHA for 760 egregious willful violations since June of 2007. Two refineries owned by oil giant BP account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety inspectors over the past three years, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows.

Kind of calls into question the article, huh?

Deekaman said...

Many links in the article Jim linked to which go to publications I consider credible and point to BP being a bad actor. I think their post spill actions at the highest level have shown their lack of concern.

Fish rots from the head down.

Dad29 said...

If you read the WHOLE article, Jim, you'd notice that BP refining got most of the gigs. BP exploration got only a very few.

I'm sure you know about regulators. Common sense need not apply in all cases.

I'm not making a case for BP's innocence here, but let's get all the facts straight.

Jim said...

That may be, but if you've heard any of the emails between rig managers and overseers in the weeks, days and hours prior to the blowout, it doesn't sound like safety was their number one concern.