Transocean Hit With $20M Suit Over Damaged Pipeline

Law360, New York (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Oil and natural gas company EOG Resources Inc. has filed suit against Transocean Inc., claiming that one of the deepwater drilling company’s rigs in the Gulf of Mexico became loose and crashed into an EOG pipeline, causing more than $20 million in damages.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, EOG claimed Transocean’s negligence allowed the moorings of its semi-submersible drilling rig, Modu Transocean Marianas, to fail in September 2005. As a result of the failed moorings,...
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