USA: Court Clears Dril-Quip from Responsibility for Deepwater Horizon Incident
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Dril-Quip, Inc. today announced that Judge Carl J. Barbier, the federal court judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana presiding over the multi-district proceeding In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, issued an order on January 20, 2012 granting Dril-Quip’s Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissing all claims asserted against Dril-Quip.
In issuing the order, the court stated that it found no evidence showing that any equipment manufactured by Dril-Quip, Inc. played any role in causing or contributing to the blowout.
Dril-Quip is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered offshore drilling and production equipment, which is well suited for use in deepwater, harsh environment and severe service applications.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, January 24, 2012; Image: BP