The third week of a scheduled three-month civil trial that will determine the liability of BP and its contractors for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill included testimony regarding warning signs of the well blowout that led to worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history as well as the response to seal the well. On Tuesday, a Halliburton executive in charge of cementing operations testified that the cement slurry used to seal the well “had a low probability of success.” On Wednesday, a rig worker employed by Halliburton testified that he missed a “kick,” or pressure increase in the drill pipe, that preceded the well blowout and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers. Previous testimony also indicated that BP engineers did not respond properly to multiple signs that the well was not adequately sealed. This week also featured testimony from an expert in naval architecture and marine engineering who said that Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leased by BP, failed to maintain the rig according to industry regulations. As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill civil trial continues, so do the efforts of the Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long to help those who lost revenue or experienced diminution of property value after the disaster. Our accomplished lawyers are currently investigating oil spill claims related to:
If you live in the Gulf Coast areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida or Texas and you suffered income loss or diminution of property value following the 2010 oil spill, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation. Time to seek compensation related to the BP oil spill is limited.