The government finished its investigation into the blowout of a well on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 men and was the start of a 57-day oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, finding fault with BP and its contractors, Transocean and Halliburton.
According to the investigation, the turn of events was due to “poor risk management, last-minute changes to plans, failure to observe and respond to critical indicators, inadequate well control response, and insufficient emergency bridge response training by companies and individuals responsible for drilling at the Macondo well and for the operation of the Deepwater Horizon.”
BP was “ultimately responsible” for the safety of the crew and environment, the report says.
BP didn’t object to any of the investigation’s findings and posted a response on its site, saying that it “agrees with the report’s core conclusion consistent with every other official investigation that the Deepwater Horizon accident was the result of multiple causes, involving multiple parties, including Transocean and Halliburton.”
For the full report from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement: Report Regarding the Causes of the April 20, 2010 Macondo Well Blowout
For the press release about the report: Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team Releases Final Report