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Scottish newspaper claims Transocean has history of oil and chemical spills in North Sea 15 August 2016

A report by the Glasgow-based Sunday Herald claims that Transocean, whose Transocean Winner rig ran aground on the Isle of Lewis in severe weather conditions on August 9 with the possible release into the environment of 53 tonnes of diesel, has had 20 oil and chemical leaks from its North Sea rigs in three years and breached UK health and safety regulations....

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UK Coastguard Agency confirms tonnes of oil lost from grounded exploration rig 11 August 2016

The semi-submersible rig Transocean Winner ran aground on the island of Lewis off the western coast of Scotland on August 8. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed three days’ later that two of its four diesel fuel tanks appeared to have been breached and estimated that the maximum amount of diesel that could have been lost was 53 tonnes....

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BP could face extra $18bn in fines for Gulf of Mexico disaster after US gross negligence judgement 05 September 2014

BP could face a further  $18bn (£11bn) in fines after being found guilty of gross negligence for the Macondo well blowout that killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig and led to millions of barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. US district judge Carl Barbier ruled on September 4 that BP had been reckless as well as negligent. ...

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BP facing Deepwater Horizon lawsuit from investors 07 July 2014

A group of BP shareholders have started a class action against the oil major over the Macondo disaster, where a well blowout destroyed the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, killed 11 workers and caused millions of barrels of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Pomerantz,a  New York-based law firm, is taking the case on a no-win, no-fee basis....

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CSB initial report into Macondo incident highlights problems with blowout preventer 06 June 2014

The first part of the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) report into the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, published on June 5, concludes that problems with the Macondo well’s blowout preventer (BOP) were a direct cause of the incident. The blowout killed 11 members of the crew on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and led to an 87-day long oil spill, the biggest in US history. ...

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Chevron and Transocean settle over Brazil oil spill 17 September 2013

US energy giant Chevron and Swiss-based rig operator Transocean signed a deal with Brazilian prosecutors on September 13 to settle lawsuits over an oil spill off the country's coast. Chevron has agreed to pay $41.6m in compensation over the leak of 3,500 barrels of crude in November 2011 from the deepwater Frade field, 370km northwest of Rio de Janeiro....

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Transocean says BP’s actions extended Macondo leak duration by two months 04 March 2013

The owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, destroyed in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, says BP hampered efforts to stop the resulting gusher of oil by misleading government officials about how much oil was flowing from the damaged well on the sea floor....

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Brazilian court drops Chevron oil spill criminal charges 22 February 2013

According to the AP news agency, a Brazilian federal court has dismissed criminal charges filed last year against Chevron, Transocean and several of their executives in connection with a 2011 oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The two companies and 17 of their executives had been charged with "crimes against the environment"....

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Transocean settles with US Department of Justice over Deepwater Horizon 04 January 2013

The company that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig and lost 11 workers in the explosion on 20 April, 2010, will pay $1bn in civil fines and a further $400m in criminal penalties in a settlement announced on January 3. Transocean's agreement with the Department of Justice (DoJ) still has to be approved by a federal judge....

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Chevron fined for 2011 Brazil offshore spill 05 October 2012

Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (ANP) said on September 27 that Chevron Corp paid a fine of 35.1 million reals ($17.3 million) last week for 24 of 25 irregularities relating to the spill in the Frade offshore field in 2011. Some 155,000 gallons of crude are thought to have been released in the November 2011 spill....