BP Gulf Oil Spill 5 who will ultimately be held responsible and will they adequately compensate the families of the victims, BP who leased the rig, Transocean who owned the rig, Hyundai Heavy Industries who built the rig or MMS who conducted the inspections on the rig.
Argumentative Essay: The BP Oil Spill Phillip Staton PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics Prof. Gloria Zuniga y Postigo February 29, 2016 Argumentative Essay: The BP Oil Spill Introduction In 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, causing millions of barrels of crude oil to be leaked out into the Gulf of Mexico. The extensive oil spill created a lot of pollution and far-reaching effects on the tourism industry. The resultant damage to marine wildlife such as fish will continue to be felt for many years to come. Weeks after the event, and while it was still in progress, the Deep Water Horizon oil spill was being discussed as a disaster that will impact global economies, markets, and mining policies. The potential consequences included structural shifts in energy policy, insurance marketplaces and risk assessment, and financial liabilities to be incurred by BP. The law that affected the operation of BP’s business was the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge of pollutants in US’s waters (EPA, 2008). Following the oil spill, regulations have been put in place to regulate oil drilling operations. The Obama administration proposed new regulations on offshore oil and gas drilling. The regulation focused on oil and gas drilling companies to use stronger blowout Preventers that have the capability to close an offshore well in case a drilling breach occurred accidentally.
Ethics Report and Recommendations for BP Executive Summary The focus of this report will be to perform an audit of Beyond Petroleum’s ethical practices. This report will identify three main breaches of ethics, explain why they are unethical and make recommendations of what could be done to rectify the issues identified. Introduction
Page 1 of 2 Jamaal X. NealMarch.06.2018Mr. PratoURST 241Hurricane KatrinaThe government agency to blame in this situation was FEMA which stands for “Federal Emergency Management Agency” and was created in 1979. Although since there was no major storms for decades the appointed leaders did not put as much planning as they should have. However the government leaders who were involved was MAJ.GEN. Bennett Landreneau, Mike Brown who is FEMA director, Michael Chertoff head of homeland security, Governor Blanco Kathleen, and Mayor Nagin. Although there were many things that went wrong that you can blame for Hurricane Katrina happening such as how FEMA was so poorly lead or how the local state officials failed to plan. Everyone is to blame because
You brought up a great point. Companies cannot blame their suppliers or contractors for damages their products or services in costumers’ health, employees, environment or the society. I believe companies’ need to ownership of their mistakes for not ensuring its whole supply chain meets their expectations and companies’ regulations. For example, according to Thompson, Arthur, Peteraf, Gamble, M. J. and A.J. III. (2012), “IKEA’s initial plan to combat the use of child labor by its suppliers involved (1) contracts that threatened immediate cancellation and (2) random audits by a third-party partner” (p. 259). I also believe that companies must be open and inform communities when events like oil spill happen, although it impacts their reputation, because keeping unethical business secrets will generate controversies and a higher damage when they are discovered.
From the Perspective of the When we look at the effect of the deepwater oil spill on other stakeholders, we see that they were impacted more negatively. There were 11 people killed and 17 were injured. Although the number of people in this group is small, losses of life and health weigh heavily on the scale as we assess the consequences of BP’s decision to forego the back-up switch.
While there have been many papers and articles written on the organizations most at fault for the recovery efforts of hurricane Katrina, most of the blame is wrongfully pointed towards FEMA. In fact, most experts in the hurricane field knew a storm the size of Katrina would absolutely decimate
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill occurred on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. This oil spill was the largest spill in history in front of the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989. This oil spill released about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the ocean. This spill not only wreck havoc on the marine life but also the economic players that depended on ocean such as fisherman, tourism, and offshore drilling located along the gulf coast. Along will the spill the oil rig which was named Deepwater Horizon also went up in flames. This proved that the issue went far beyond just an oil rig that blew a line. Since this oil spill had drastic impacts all along the coast, BP which was the most liable for this incident faced criminal charges based on what happened. BP which knew the risks of deep ocean drilling failed to take the necessary safety procedures to reduce the risks of such incident occurring, thus was the reasoning behind placing most of the fault on them and not the other companies. The lack of regulatory oversight led to the issues and cost-cutting procedures opened the rig up to possible malfunctions like the one that occurred. During the spill into the gulf, BP sealed the well with cement which seemed to stop a majority of the oil from escaping the well. BP also recognized that the well was “dead” which was proven wrong when scientists still could conclude was leaking minor amounts of oil into the ocean. This spill not only proved to be harmful to the environment but also
The BP oil spill, at the oil rig named Deepwater horizon was a multibillion dollar error that caused not only casualties in the explosions but vast environmental effects across the US and Mexico. Whilst on Deepwater horizon there were two main management perspectives. The first perspective is Scientific management. Its focus is on improving efficient and labour productivity. Each task is scientifically studied to determine the best way to do the work. Everyone on the rig had been trained for a job specifically to be efficient. Deepwater horizon was also fitted out brand new technology for its time, this creates an efficient and standardised process which speeds up the already rushed process. There was no need for workers on the rig to have
Within hours of the Deepwater Horizon accident, BP teams were working to stop the leak. We also acted to minimize the spill’s impact on the environment by containing, removing and dispersing oil offshore, protecting the shoreline and cleaning up oil that came ashore. And we worked with wildlife groups to develop rescue and rehabilitation programmes for turtles, birds and other species. www.bp.com/ gulfofmexico/inpictures
DEEP WATER HORIZON OIL SPILL Ray Madigan 2017SP_HSS-105-W01 Dr. McAbee March 27, 2017 Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill The Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster that took place in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 is the largest oil spill to have ever occurred in USA waters. As efforts to hold the current spill continues,
The e Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the Macondo well began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on 20 April 2010 killed 11 people and caused almost 5 million barrels of oil to flow
Ethics in the Workplace Case Study: BP Oil Spill On April 20, 2010 off the Gulf of Mexico, there was a blowout of the Macondo well which is owned by British Petroleum also known as BP. When the blowout took place it got immediate media attention because aspects of the
Recently, oil spill management has become a serious concern and subsequently, it has become a big issue as it takes a large, specifically trained team effort to solve the devastating problem. It also requires consistent efforts of the workforce. The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico was perhaps another major contributing factor to highlighting the need for Oil Spill Management to be addressed. The director of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, Michael Bromwich stated that this oil spill proved that oil and gas organizations were not prepared to deal with oil spills. (Merolli, 2010).
On April 20, the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico led to the largest accidental release of oil into marine waters in history. As a result, a huge loss of money and life was caused and affected serious environmental damage to wild animals and water pollution. BP was accused of their irresponsibility that it took 87 days before the well was closed and sealed. BP’s shares