BP's Wells Doesn't Know Who Was in Charge

Thursday, August 26, 2010

According to an August 26 report from Bloomberg, BP Plc’s Kent Wells, a senior vice president who joined the Gulf of Mexico oil-spill response two days after it began four months ago, said he doesn’t know who was in charge aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when it exploded in April. Wells, a former chief of shallow-water exploration in the Gulf who has overseen BP’s onshore U.S. natural-gas business since 2007, told the panel he doesn’t know why the company never followed up on audits that showed the Deepwater Horizon was behind on some maintenance and inspections.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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