Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Transocean Deepwater Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Transocean
Penalty: 
$400,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
February 14, 2013
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Transocean Deepwater Inc. pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for its illegal conduct leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, and was sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Switzerland (reincorp. for tax reasons)
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services
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Parent company note: 
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