Report: BP found safety flaws on Transocean rig before spill

08/9/2010 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

A BP internal audit seven months before the Gulf of Mexico spill indicated that Transocean's Deepwater Horizon rig failed to comply with safety standards, according to this article, which cites a report in The Sunday Times, in London. BP auditors discovered that the rig had 390 maintenance assignments that were more than one month behind schedule, according to the report.

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