Five years after oil spill, BP stronger and safer, CEO says

BP CEO Bob Dudley held a keynote speech today during the second day of the IHS CERAweek energy conference in Houston. As expected, a significant part of the speech focused on the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and how BP has changed as a company since then.


Below are the main takeaways from Dudley’s Deepwater Horizon part of the speech:

“We at BP are always mindful of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy”

“Keeping the commitments we made 5 years ago is the most meaningful way to honor those who lost their lives.”

“Over the past 5 years, BP has spent nearly $14B compensating those the spill harmed, paying more than 600k claims”

“BP spent another $14B on response & clean-up efforts that involved 100k+ people who collectively worked 70M+ hours.”

“The Gulf of Mexico has proven resilient and is recovering faster than many expected.”

“The lessons we’ve learned & the changes we’ve made since the Deepwater Horizon accident have made us safer.”

“Among the new technologies developed since the spill are enhanced blowout preventers and capping stacks”

“Overall, we have spent or provisioned $44B for the accident.”

“We have become a safer, stronger and better performing company, though we have more to do.”-Dudley

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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