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And the general culture of cost cutting of BP painting an apt and terrifying picture of rampant steady costly neglect Seattle Post Intelligencer Steffy provides valuable insight and crucial corporate context in explaining how so much oil ended up in the Gulf of Mexico BusinessWeek Steffy's investigations reveal a corporate culture of cost cutting initiatives that put profits ahead of workers' lives and the environment with repeated safety violations and an abysmal accident history Steffy details how in the context of BP's record the disaster was just part of a pattern of poor decision making in the relentless pursuit by BP to become the largest and most profitable oil company in the world Booklist About the BookAs night settled on April a series of explosions rocked Deepwater Horizon the immense semisubmersible drilling platform leased by British Petroleum located miles off the Louisiana coast The ensuing inferno claimed lives and it would rage uncontained for two days until its wreckage sank to a final resting place nearly a mile beneath the waves On the ocean floor the unit's wellhead erupted Over the next ten weeks as repeated attempts to cap the geyser failed an estimated million gallons of oil the equivalent of Exxon Valdez spills spewed into the Gulf of Mexico eventually lapping up on beaches as far away as Florida Drowning in Oil by award winning Houston Chronicle business reporter and columnist Loren Steffy considered by many to be the writer with the best access to the story is an unprecedented and gripping narrative of this catastrophe and how BP's winner take all business culture made it all but inevitableThrough never before published interviews with BP executives and employees environmental experts and oil industry insiders Steffy takes us behind the scenes of years of BP corporate hist.

drowning download Drowning in kindle Drowning in Oil eBookAnd the general culture of cost cutting of BP painting an apt and terrifying picture of rampant steady costly neglect Seattle Post Intelligencer Steffy provides valuable insight and crucial corporate context in explaining how so much oil ended up in the Gulf of Mexico BusinessWeek Steffy's investigations reveal a corporate culture of cost cutting initiatives that put profits ahead of workers' lives and the environment with repeated safety violations and an abysmal accident history Steffy details how in the context of BP's record the disaster was just part of a pattern of poor decision making in the relentless pursuit by BP to become the largest and most profitable oil company in the world Booklist About the BookAs night settled on April a series of explosions rocked Deepwater Horizon the immense semisubmersible drilling platform leased by British Petroleum located miles off the Louisiana coast The ensuing inferno claimed lives and it would rage uncontained for two days until its wreckage sank to a final resting place nearly a mile beneath the waves On the ocean floor the unit's wellhead erupted Over the next ten weeks as repeated attempts to cap the geyser failed an estimated million gallons of oil the equivalent of Exxon Valdez spills spewed into the Gulf of Mexico eventually lapping up on beaches as far away as Florida Drowning in Oil by award winning Houston Chronicle business reporter and columnist Loren Steffy considered by many to be the writer with the best access to the story is an unprecedented and gripping narrative of this catastrophe and how BP's winner take all business culture made it all but inevitableThrough never before published interviews with BP executives and employees environmental experts and oil industry insiders Steffy takes us behind the scenes of years of BP corporate hist.

✮ [PDF] ✩ Drowning in Oil By Loren C. Steffy ✻ – Stockbag.info The definitive account of how BP's win at all costs culture led to this era's greatest industrial catastrophe A carefully and powerfully written story Financial Times When an author uses a loaded word✮ [PDF] ✩ Drowning in Oil By Loren C. Steffy ✻ – Stockbag.info The definitive account of how BP's win at all costs culture led to this era's greatest industrial catastrophe A carefully and powerfully written story Financial Times When an author uses a loaded word The definitive account of how BP's win at all costs culture led to this era's greatest industrial catastrophe A carefully and powerfully written story Financial Times When an author uses a loaded word like 'reckless' in a book's title the burden of proof is high Steffy meets the burden by demonstrating that corporate behemoth BP formerly British Petroleum could have prevented the deaths on April aboard the Deepwater Horizon The deaths Drowning in ePUB ´ and the gigantic oil spill following the sinking of Deepwater Horizon will surely become a landmark of corporate ineptness and greed for the remainder of human history thanks in part to Steffy's remarkable account San Antonio Express News Steffy has produced a fascinating gripping revealing account The book details events aboard the Deepwater Horizon in April of to start but it digs deeper into what is revealed as a culture of cost cutting boiling over within BP Steffy documents years of incidents and poor management decisions detailing the rise of key characters like John Browne and Tony Hayward alongside riveting outlines of horrifying events in Texas City and at other BP locations The book reads like fiction at times with the author's heavily detailed accounts of explosions and conversations creating vivid nearly fantastical images The tragic history of BP is all too real though as the lost lives and environmental damage certainly attest to Steffy is a thorough straightforward author His concerns largely lie with the loss of life.

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Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ Loren Steffy is the author of George P Mitchell Fracking Sustainability and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet to be published in October The Man Who Thought Like a Ship and Drowning in Oil BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit He is a writer at large for Texas Monthly an executive producer for Rational Middle Media and a former business columnist for the Houston Chronicle Befo.

10 thoughts on “Drowning in Oil

  1. Max Max says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookAmericans blaming foreigners for all their misfortunes sad but typical This book recounts the failures of BP in the years leading up to the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe The author an apparent Houston EnergyOil expert Loren Steffy claims that their focus on cost cutting hazy management structure and improper safety procedures were the main reason for the high number of fatalities in BP facilities in from 2004 to 2010 Personally I dont buy this kind of American tunnel vision writing Everything in the book points to BP being the bad guy while in many cases BP was not alone nor the main culprit No oil company in the Gulf of Mexico encountered proper governmental oversight up to 2010 and every single company worked by their own rules Transocean was just as guilty of the DH catastrophe as BP maybe even as it was their BOP that was modified not maintained and in the end failed to operate Accidents at the Texas City refinery were all blamed on BP while BP inherited a decrepit refinery


  2. Mandy Moody Mandy Moody says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookDrowning in Oil was incredibly interesting and well written I found it very informative without ever being dry Steffy's knowledge and background in the industry made him the perfect person to write this book His experie


  3. Ronan Ronan says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookWhile this book looked at BP'S many failings I feel it left Transocean the drilling contractor off the hook As somebody who works on a drilling rig I have some very serious questions about the failure of numerous safety systems on transoceans rig The author has chose to focus almost soley on BP and gloss over the failings of other parties Transocean has a similar goal budget driven operational practise as BP While the fact that the well kicked back may well be BP's cut cost design's fault the fact they lost control of the well and had a blow out is down to Transoceans equipment failure and personnel operating it


  4. Alberto Alberto says:

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  5. Martha Samsell Martha Samsell says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookHistory of BP and the acquisition of Standard Oil Includes the accidents by the company and the names of the lives lost


  6. Douglas Green Douglas Green says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookGood book felt like each chapter ended with a little less detail than I wanted


  7. Patrick Kozlowski Patrick Kozlowski says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookThe book I read was Drowning in Oil by Loren C Steffy This is a nonfiction book that not only details the Deepwater Horizon accident known as the Gulf Oil Spi


  8. Curtis Curtis says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookDon't let the corny name fool you this book provides an excellent analysis of BP's corporate culture under former CEO John Browne and how that culture culminated in the explosion at BP's Texas City refinery BP's pipeline spill in Alaska and the blowout of the Macando well Browne emphasized cost cutting above all else which resulted in a neglect of proper safety procedures and a decline in BP's engineering capability I enjoyed this book because the author incorporated biographical elements of John Brown and Tony Hayward both former CEOs an overview of the history of BP as the Anglo Iranian Oil Company and the ultimate transformation of BP under John Browne in a global power with a reputation for tight budgets The


  9. Michael O Michael O says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookLoren Steffy’s Drowning in Oil published by McGraw Hill is a historical look at the rise of BP and the other major oil companies and their endless pursuit of profits It takes an objective look at the BP culture first created by John Browne and then perpetuated by Anthony Hayward and how this culture of profit driven decision making led to such an unsafe work environment that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was b


  10. John Branney John Branney says:

    Drowning in Oil ePUB ´ Drowning in ePUB ´ drowning download, Drowning in kindle, Drowning in Oil eBookI thought this was a very good read and a good overview of the culture of BP Having spent 34 years on the global oil services industry I found a few technical errors in the reading that lowered my confidence in the rest of the book For example the author completely mutilated page 159 all beginning with the statement that oil was heavier than water Unfortunately that is a critical mistake when discussing the technical nature of the blowout The author also mutilated topics on casing and perforating Still a good read and I am assuming he was accurat


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