Ethics is the guiding force in any respectable organization. With a moral compass, especially in the leadership of organization, a company can become compromised and fall into a quagmire of legal issues, a tarnished reputation, and devaluation of company stock if it is a publically traded company. In pursuit of examine my own ethical lens I will analyze the ethical traits of an admired leader, my own traits as exhibited in the Ethical Lens Inventory, and how I make a decision concerning a particular ethical dilemma.
On April 20, 2010 the largest accidental marine oil spill in human history took place in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident resulting in methane gas was released and exploded killing 11 rig workers and having a major impact on our marine wildlife.
This company is a well-defined; well-establish organization that has been able to stand the test of time. One thing that I do believe stands out though is not defined by a long list of words is the fact that it is a powerful message in that it is speaking to people around the globe.
In 2001, someone fired a rifle at the pipeline, resulting in 300,000 gallons to leak out. Likewise, in 2006, a deteriorated portion of the Prudhoe Bay pipeline resulted in a leak of 270,000 gallons of oil into the area. Furthermore in the Alaskan area, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker leaked approximately 11 million gallons of oil into the Prince William Sound. This massive oil spill killed over a thousand sea otters, thousands of birds, and cost more than $2 billion dollars to recover.
BP is one of the largest company producer in both oil and natural gas in the United States, venturing on exploration and discovery, Deepwater drilling and gas supply chains. On April 20th 2010, 11 men lost their lives after an explosion on the semi-submersible drilling on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig working on the Macondo exploration well for BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The well blowout and subsequent oil spill pumped 3.2 million barrels into the Gulf of Mexico the biggest marine disaster in US history. The fire burned for 36 hours before the rig sank, and the hydrocarbons leaked into the Gulf of Mexico before the well was closed and sealed. After the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a sea-floor oil
The largest unintentional marine oil spill in human history took place in the Gulf of Mexico in the year 2010. The event resulted after methane gas was released and exploded in the BP-owned Macondo exploration well on April 20, 2010. The fire continued for 36 hours and the oil drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, sank on April 22, 2010. This event led to the loss of 11 lives and the spill of about 4.9 million barrels of oil. The oil spill affected as much as 68,000 square miles. After long efforts, the well was capped on July 15, 2010 and sealed two months later on September 19, 2010.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill, March 24, 1989, happened in Prince William Sound, Alaska. A tanker spilled 10.8 million us gallons of oil in the water supply. It viewed as Similarly as a human-caused Ecological catastrophe.
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the largest oil spill in history, where approximately 5 million barrels were leaked over a span of 87 days. This spill can be considered one of the most detrimental environmental disasters in American history. Only about 25% of the oil was accounted for, leaving somewhere around 3.75 million barrels of oil in surrounding ecosystems.
The Deepwater Horizon spill occurred on 20 April 2010 and was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers and injured 17 more. The drilling rig, located 66 kilometers southeast of the Louisiana coast, left an oil gusher that was finally capped on July 15, almost 2 months later. This was the largest accidental marine oil spill in history and the largest offshore environmental disaster in the United States (Telegraph, New York Times, BBC News). It is estimated by scientists that over 4.9 million barrels of oil were released into the ocean, about half of the crude oil the U.S. imports each day and worth $400 million (Popular Mechanics, CBC News). About 1070 kilometers of coastline were contaminated.
The BP oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico is the largest oil spill in human history. The incident resulted after methane gas was released and exploded in the BP-owned Macondo well on April 20, 2010. The fire continued for 36 hours and the oil drilling rig, named Deepwater Horizon, sank two days later on April 222, 2010. This incident led to the loss of 11 lives, the injury of multiple others and a spill of approximately 4.4 million barrels of oil. The oil spill is said to have affected as many as 68,000 square miles. Not only were lives lost, but the livelihood of thousands of fishermen were impacted, countless marine animals and organisms were destroyed, and marshes and beaches in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida were fouled. After extensive efforts, the well was capped on July 15, 2010, 87 days after the explosion and sealed on September 19, 2010.
BP created one of the largest oil spills in history. Under the oil rig the sea floor gushed out massive amounts of oil. About 210 million gallons poured out of it. People from the rig went missing and were never found. After failed attempts they finally sealed it on September 19, 2010.
On April 20, 2010, an eruption occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. The BP oil spill, or the Gulf of Mexico spill, more than 200 million gallons of crude oil were pumped into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of 87 days, making it the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. The BP pipes were leaking oil and gas on the ocean floor about 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The disaster killed 11 workers and injured 17. By the time the well was capped on July 15, 2010 an estimated 3.19 million barrels of oil had leaked into the gulf. As much as 20 percent of the of the spilled oil ended up on top of the sea floor . As of 2012, the Gulf was still polluted with oil. Of the 400 miles of the Louisiana coast, approximately
INTRODUCTION BP, formerly British Petroleum and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, has experienced a lot of ups and downs over its hundred-year history—from nearly bankrupting its founder William D’Arcy to becoming one of the world’s largest energy companies. BP has also experienced its fair share of controversies regarding business practices, environmental damage, and hazards to workers. It and all other large energy companies have come under fire for releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. For some time, BP has attempted to turn a page in its history book toward a more environmentally-friendly future through investments in renewable energy and a support of ethics and compliance
Deepwater Horizon oil Spill: BP’s drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico had an explosion in April 2010, causing the “largest oil spill catastrophe in the petroleum industry history”. It caused the death of 11 men and injury to several others. “More than 150,000 barrels of crude oil gushed into the sea, every day, for almost 5 months and up to 68,000 square miles of the Gulf 's surface were covered” (1).