February 14, 2013 | Mark Paradies

Financial Times Reports: “BP claims it now leads the way on safety”

The Financial Times article starts out saying:

BP has put in place safety systems for offshore drilling that are ahead of any other company’s, the UK oil group has said as it prepares for the trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The company has set out for the first time details of how it has restructured its operations and invested in new technology in an attempt to show that the mistakes that led to the fatal explosion and huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will not be repeated.

As with all culture change efforts, the real results won’t completely take effect for 5-7 years. Therefore, performance between now and 2021 will tell the story if the claimed efforts really take effect and are more effective than the last “focus on safety like a laser” efforts during Tony Hayward’s leadership.

For readers, please note that Mark Paradies is presenting a lessons learned session at the TapRooT® Summit titled:

Deepwater Horizon and Texas City: What Should We Learn About Accident Investigation & Process Safety?

The synopsis of the session says:

Much has been published about the BP Deepwater Horizon and Texas City Refinery accidents. But there are still some important lessons learned that people may be overlooking. Mark Paradies, root cause analysis expert, will share insights into lessons learned that have gone unnoticed or may have been misinterpreted that shed light on accident investigation and process safety.

For Summit info, see:


Root Cause Analysis
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