BP Spreads Blame For Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Law360, New York (September 8, 2010, 11:52 AM EDT) -- BP PLC released its findings Wednesday from a four-month investigation into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon blast, pointing the finger at “multiple parties” — including rig owner Transocean Ltd. and contractor Halliburton Co. — it said should share the blame for the incident.

The report denied that any single decision was the conclusive cause of the April 20 explosion and fire that killed 11 workers and sparked a catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, it cited a “sequence of failures involving a...
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