Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Transocean
Current Parent Company: 
Transocean
Penalty: 
$20,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 22, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Transocean paid $20 million to resolve claims against the oil rig operator for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Alabama Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Alabama
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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