House panel asks Transocean for data on rig before blowout

08/02/2010
US House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent a letter to Transocean Ltd. on July 23 seeking more information on safety practices aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the semisubmersible rig's condition before it caught fire and exploded following the Macondo well's blowout on Apr. 20.The request came in response to questions raised by the committee's investigation of the accident that killed 11 workers, recent media accounts, and statements made by a surviving crew member, chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak (D-Calif.) said in their letter to Transocean Chief Executive Steven L. Newman.They cited a New York Times July 2...
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