Probes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill have already found numerous problems with how BP designed and managed the drilling of its dangerous Macondo well.
Cementing, Mainstay of Oil Drilling, Is Prone to Failure
Cementing, a crucial step in drilling safely for oil or natural gas, is prone to frequent failures such as the one that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
The payments have shut off, denials are going up, and we have no communication and no answers.
Gulf oil spill claims complaints rise as payments slow
MOBILE, Ala. – After a flurry of large payouts in late September and early October, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has noticeably slowed the money flow in the past two weeks, much to the chagrin of officials on Alabama’s beach community.
Mountains of Uncertainty Surround New NOAA, FDA Seafood Testing
It must come as quite a surprise to more casual BP spill observers that NOAA and the FDA are proudly announcing a test for detecting dispersant in seafood – because haven’t we been told time and again that “extensive testing” proves that Gulf seafood is safe? In other words, why would we need a new test if, in fact, seafood has already been declared safe? Well, if you like what...
Latest Claims Facility Reversal Is Good News: Victims May Receive Interim Payments Over Next Three Years and Still Retain Legal Rights
In a region desperately grasping for some financial clarity, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility continues to change the rules of the game. But at least the latest reversal seems to be good news (although you never know for sure until you see the follow-up). Mr. Feinberg is now saying that oil spill claimants can continue receiving periodic interim payments over the next three years and still retain...
Gulf oil spill: fish safety test unveiled
While government investigators, BP and Halliburton argue over the integrity of the well cement used last April in the run up to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the lingering effects of the massive spill it caused continue to demand regulators’ attention.
Judge orders test on Halliburton cement in BP well
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge is ordering tests to be performed as soon as possible on cement Halliburton Co. used to seal the BP well that later blew out catastrophically in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tests showed unstable cement in gulf oil well before explosion
A cement mixture intended to temporarily seal BP’s Macondo exploration well repeatedly failed lab tests before the April 20 blowout, a presidential commission investigating the oil spill said Thursday.
Feinberg says oil spill claimants can get interim payments and still sue BP
TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Independent claims administrator Ken Feinberg says Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims can keep getting periodic interim payments for the next 3 years without giving up their right to sue BP.