US firms in key roles as Transocean fined $1.4bn for Deepwater oil spill
A trio of US firms have taken advisory roles on offshore drilling contractor Transocean's $1.4bn (£870m) fine for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. The Swiss-based company has agreed to pay $1bn (£624m) in civil penalties for violating the Clean Waters Act, as well as $400m (£250m) in criminal penalties for a violation committed by Transocean Deepwater, the Houston-based subsidiary of the company that operated the oil rig.
A trio of US firms have taken advisory roles on offshore drilling contractor Transocean’s $1.4bn (£870m) fine for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
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