BP Expert Testifies US Spill Estimate Disregards Science

Law360, New Orleans (October 10, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A former BP PLC engineer testifying during the Deepwater Horizon trial on Thursday ripped the U.S. government’s approach to estimating the cumulative oil spilled following the April 2010 Macondo well blowout, claiming it ignores critical scientific data.

Imperial College London professor Martin Blunt took the stand as his former employer’s first expert witness for the quantification segment of the trial, laying the foundation for BP’s claim that the government overestimated the amount of oil that contaminated the Gulf of Mexico following the April 2010 Macondo well...
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