Brazilian court drops oil-spill charges against Chevron, Transocean

02/20/2013 | Reuters

Transocean and Chevron verified that a Brazilian judge dismissed criminal charges against the companies over the Frade field oil spill in 2011. "We welcome this news that the Court recognized, with respect to the Frade event of November 2011, that Transocean's crews did exactly what they were trained to do, acting responsibly, appropriately and quickly while always maintaining safety as their top priority," said Guy Cantwell, a spokesman for Transocean.

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