Drilling Safety at BP
Following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico explosion and oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon, public attention focused on BP's safety record, practices, and management culture as the primary causes of the disaster. Drawing on public sources, this case traces the circumstances surrounding the accident, including not only the role of BP but also those of the two principal subcontractors hired to actually do the drilling and capping of the oil well (Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Energy Services). The case examines BP's safety record and prior accidents at a refinery in Houston in 2005 and along a pipeline in Alaska in 2006 and describes managerial changes imposed by the Board of Directors and safety programs instituted by Tony Hayward, the new CEO installed in 2007.
- 2010 HBS
- Book Quality:
- Harvard Business Publishing
- Date of Addition:
- Business and Finance, Nonfiction,
- Usage Restrictions:
- This is a copyrighted book.
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