BP PLC's Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley has denied that his company deliberately delayed capping of the Macondo well—which suffered a blowout in April 2010, resulting in a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—saying that such suggestions defy logic and common sense.
Speaking with OGJ at a technology conference in Trinidad, Dudley said, "I have to say some of the statements today that BP lied about its activities to cap the well defy common sense. The company was doing everything it could to look at ways to cap the well as fast as possible. So I was a bit surprise at some of those comments."
Safety Consultant Edward Ziegler told the US court in New Orleans on Oct. 1 that a...