Petrobras Demands $185M In Faulty Marine Chain Suit

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT) -- Petrobras America Inc. is seeking at least $185 million from a Spanish marine-chain manufacturer for damage to its oil production system in the Gulf of Mexico allegedly caused by a defective chain link, in a suit lodged Friday in Texas federal court.

The failure of a chain purchased from Vicinay Cadenas SA resulted in parts of a freestanding hybrid riser connecting oil and gas wells to the floating production system falling to the ocean floor and caused an oil and gas storage vessel to come loose...
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Case Information

Case Title

Petrobras America Inc. et al v. Vicinay Cadenas, S. A.

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

345(Marine Product Liability)


Judge David Hittner

Date Filed

March 23, 2012

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