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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Deepwater Horizon
Description: This list shows cases in which companies paid penalties of $25 million or more in cases related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Penalty Total since 2000$35,854,750,000
Number of Penalty Records: 14
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
BP$33,125,000,0008
Transocean$1,611,750,0003
Halliburton$1,028,000,0001
Mitsui$90,000,0002

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyCurrent Parent sort iconCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount
TransoceanTransoceanoilfield services and suppliesoil spill2013EPA$1,000,000,000
Transocean Deepwater Inc.Transoceanoilfield services and suppliesoil spill2013EPA$400,000,000
Transocean Ltd.Transoceanoilfield services and suppliesoil spill2017private lawsuit-federal$211,750,000
MOEX Offshore 2007 LLCMitsuidiversifiedoil spill2012EPA$90,000,000
MOEX Offshore 2007 LLCMitsuidiversifiedoil spill2012MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $25,000,000
Halliburton Energy Services Inc.Halliburtonoilfield services and suppliesoil spill2017private lawsuit-federal$1,028,000,000
BP Exploration and Production Inc.BPoil and gasoil spill2012DOJ$4,000,000,000
BPBPoil and gasoil spill2015DOJ$20,800,000,000
BPBPoil and gasinvestor protection violation2012SEC$525,000,000
BPBPoil and gasoil spill2015MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $4,900,000,000
BPBPoil and gasoil spill2015MS-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $1,500,000,000
BPBPoil and gasoil spill2012private lawsuit-federal$7,800,000,000
BP EXPLORATION/MOEX/TRANSOCEAN DEEPWATER/TRITON/GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL/DEEPWATER HORIZON (NC)BPoil and gaswater pollution violation2016EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $3,377,250,000
BP Exploration & Production Inc. (Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill) (National Case) (Lead)BPoil and gaswater pollution violation2016EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $3,372,250,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.