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

Following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico explosion and oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon, public attention is focused on the safety performance of BP, practices and management culture as the main causes of the accident. Relying on open sources, this case traces the circumstances of the accident, including the role of not only BP, but also from the two major subcontractors hired to actually do the drilling and capping oil wells (Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Energy Services). The case examines the safety performance of BP before the accident at a refinery in Houston in 2005, and the pipeline in Alaska in 2006 and describes the management changes imposed by the Board of Directors and safety programs instituted by Tony Hayward, the new CEO is set in 2007. "Hide
by Stephen P. Kaufman, Laura Winig Source: Harvard Business School 15 pages. Publication Date: October 14, 2010. Prod. #: 611017-PDF-ENG

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