cuiosity99. The subpoena came long after Kurt erased some txt tweets. Of course he should have kept anything and everything but the guy was under huge pressure working on a blowout. If you have ever worked something like that you would understand. Kurt only violated a bureaucratic rule and destroyed nothing of any consequence. The guy is simply being abused by government bureaucrats. His human rights are been abused and trampled on. Thats were the crime is in this case.
No wintoat34. Nobody can be forced to work on blowout control. You can refuse at any time at the risk of being fired or you simply resign from your job as I did. We do not live in North Korea and there is nothing illegal about that. I changed careers over a decade ago because I felt the risk of being abused by our government had become too high for engineers involved with System Integrity.
Lesson learned from the Kurt Mix conviction. When a well blowout occurs in the Gulf. DO NOT GET INVOLVED. Let the blowout runs its course. This may take 20 years or more but that is better than spending 20 years in prison. If BP fires you, take a job with another major. Rejoice. You are free.
The aftermath of the Macondo spill is winding down. Government is grasping at straws by aggressively prosecuting the loss of a cell phone txt message. "Wanna have lunch?" Thats the worst "crime" they have been able to come up with. BP is hammering away on the exploration front and being very successful. Now all this company has to do is completely pull out of the US and sell their petroleum products in more profitable markets. Go BP. Future is bright.
Okay, Mix was found guilty of deleting a few txt messages. Zero evidence was lost. The trail cost the tax payer several million dollars. What should Mix penalty be for his "offense"? A 10 cents fine? A quarter seems too high.
Vikki. You may or may not agree with me but your are completely missing the point. Read again. The issue was that some folks are praying for another spill because the first one was so lucrative for them while otherwise not impacting their lives. It has zero to do with re-writing a settlement agreement.
A better solution would be to reduce management by 1 billion so BP workers will be less distracted by management. I am only speaking from 17 years of BP experience so you may ignore me. How many years did you work for BP?
This company will come out on top. Your claim and the false claims of all the other rats will come and haunt you. Serves you right.
Vikki. 1 billion is simply the cost of a wildcat out in the ocean. Of course they write that off on a dry well. What do expect? They count it as income or book it as reserves?. You are definitely not a CPA and if you had a High School diploma you would write such ignorant comments. Its straight forward book keeping and nothing else.
Vikki. You forget that more than 99% of the people in the Gulf states were not materially impacted by the spill but many of them received BP dollars by the truck load. If you have any connections in the South, you will have heard my comments many times straight from the horses mouth. People that received thousands or millions of dollars for nothing are willing to put up with some distant, short-term pollution. Thats not a stretch. You don't know your own kind, i.e. #$%$ sapiens.
I agree with Akerson. GM shouldn't pay but the ex-CEOs, Akerman himself and overly greedy Union bosses should foot the bailout bill personally.
BP is paying for all the fraud and racketeering by drilling for more oil in the Gulf. Not a peep from the South about this.. They are all keeping their fingers crossed hoping for another big spill and even bigger damage payout. They love the Gulf and they love it black.
What they "forgot" to add is that the damaged area of the Gulf that will take decades to recover encompasses 0.000001% of the Gulf while the remaining 99.999999% is already fully recovered or even in better health (fisheries!!) than prior to the spill. Fish love BP, fishermen love BP, Red Lobster loves BP, the Gulf loves BP, my car loves BP.
A rightfully so, I would be purposely polluting while BP experienced a disaster during a perfectly lawful and honorable endeavor. I wonder why people like you cannot phantom what a miracle it is that we can successfully drill for oil out in the ocean and miles below the surface. Why do you automatically think that when something goes wrong, crimes have been committed? Instead you should be in awe that drilling goes right so often. Also, thank Big Oil workers everything you fire up your car, hop on an airplane or heat your house. Yes, thats an order. Have you ever achieved anything of substance in your own life? No, you have not, because you would then understand others much better.
When will they ever get to some material issues? Whenever people argue, people feel misled. Thats a given and it does not belong in the court. Also deleting a few txts on a phone doesn't belong in court. Have we gone nuts? Yes, we have. At the same time there is clearly fraud and racketeering being committed by the Barbier/Juneau team. Thats where the courts are for.
No, BP has no problem finding good personnel. Who wouldn't want to work for this great employer except perhaps you? Are you #$%$ because BP turned you down?
After the spill hotels were packed with journalists, clean-up workers, environmental activists, politicians, lawyers, tourists, charlatans, gawkers etc etc. They had a banner year there. All in all the Macondo spill has become a financial windfall for Florida and the South in general. Where is BP's share? They did all the work!