Three Other Transocean Oil Wells Had Safety Problems

NEW YORK TIMES – According to an article in the New York Times, Transocean, the company that owned the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon, had safety concerns for several of its drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico prior to the April, 2010 disaster.

Transocean oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo credit: Lyle W Ratliff/EPA

According to confidential internal reports, about a month before the explosion and subsequent loss of the Deepwater Horizon Transocean commissioned a risk management company, Lloyd’s Register, to investigate three other wells in the Gulf of Mexico plus Transocean’s Houston headquarters. [B]Read more.[/B]