Drilling Safety at BP: The Deepwater Horizon Accident Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Ensuing the 2010 Gulf of Mexico blast and oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon, public interest focused on leadership culture, practices, and BP's safety record as the main motive for the calamity. Illustration through public sources, this case tracks the conditions surrounding the injury, including not only the job 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 earlier damage at a refinery in Houston in 2005 and along a pipeline in Alaska in 2006 and depicts the managerial changes demanded by the Board of Directors and security systems instituted by Tony Hayward, the innovative CEO hired in 2007.

PUBLICATION DATE: October 14, 2010 PRODUCT #: 611017-PDF-ENG

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