Transocean probe accuses BP of neglecting risks in oil spill

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Offshore drilling group Transocean on Wednesday said an internal probe has found that the rig operator BP had neglected risks, leading to the giant 2010 oil disaster off the US coast.

"The report concludes that the Macondo incident was the result of a succession of interrelated well design, construction, and temporary abandonment decisions that compromised the integrity of the well and compounded the likelihood of its failure," said Transocean.

"The decisions, many made by the operator, BP, in the two weeks leading up to the incident, were driven by BP's knowledge that the geological window for safe drilling was becoming increasingly narrow," it added.

© 2011 AFP

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