Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Transocean Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
Transocean
Penalty: 
$211,750,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
February 15, 2017
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Transocean agreed to pay $211 million to resolve claims relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Contra Costa County (California) Superior Court
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
2:10-md-02179
Case Name: 
In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Switzerland
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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