Deepwater Horizon

Mind the Reputation Gap

Gavin Megaw | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Gavin Megaw

Warren Buffett isn't often wrong. Yet he was when he said: 'It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.' Most reputations are severely damaged because an organisation has failed over many years to operationally live up to the high expectations set by their PR and marketing activity.

Charlie Thomas

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cuts $1bn Off BP Annual Profits

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Oil giant BP revealed its profits had been hit by the fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, posting a net profit of $3.99 billion (£2....

Transocean Admits Guilt Over Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Disaster

Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Transocean, the company which leased the Deepwater Horizon rig to oil giant BP, has been fined $1.4 billion (£860 million) after admitting its role i...

Shell Starts Drilling in the Arctic: We Should Be Scared

Matthew Butcher | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK
Matthew Butcher

A key piece of equipment that would prevent a Gulf of Mexico style blowout has been field-tested for about the same amount of time that it takes me to get out of bed in the morning- and there was no independent verification of this anyway. Oh and did I mention that this equipment has never been tested in icy waters?

US Government To Seek 'Negligence' Verdict Over BP Spill

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

BP's hopes of reaching a settlement over the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe were dealt a blow on Wednesday after it emerged that the US government inte...

Pranksters Target Olympics Over BP as 'Sustainability Partners'

Pete Speller | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Sport
Pete Speller

Early morning on 11 April an article appeared on what at first glance looked like the official website of the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralymic Games (LOCOG) that broke the news they were ditching BP as their Sustainability Partner.

BP Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed Ahead Of Possible £8bn Settlement

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

BP is close to concluding a multi-billion dollar settlement over the impact of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A trial over brought by around 12...

BP Reveals Multi-Billion Fightback

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

BP signalled a further step in its recovery today by hiking its payout for shareholders for the first time since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Chie...

BP Says Halliburton Should Pay For Gulf Spill

PA | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

Oil giant BP has fired the latest shots in a legal battle over the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, claiming contractor Halliburton should pay all of it...

BP - Up to Their Necks in More Deep Water?

Jake Hanrahan | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jake Hanrahan

After an estimated 4 million barrels of oil oozed out into the ocean due to an oil rig explosion, BP's leaking "Deepwater Horizon" site was finally stemmed after 87 days of pollution in 2010