Crisis Management

Gulf  Oil Spill 2010 – Who is in control?

The Initial Events

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 an offshore oil drilling platform, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. The rig, owned by Transocean Ltd, was under contract to BP. An estimated of 42,000 gallons of crude oil per day begins to leak into the Gulf. Submerged at the bottom of the Gulf, the rig continues to discharge in the range of 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day. BP, the United States Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service are the lead response agencies on the oil spill. For information, please visit

Oil Disaster The Rig That Blew Up 2010.

The Managers

Tony Hayward, BP Group CEO

May 31, 2010. Embattled BP chief: I want my life back
June 18, 2010. Tony Hayward, BP CEO, gets his life back, no longer in charge of running Gulf cleanup operations