Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

The Minerals Management Service of the Department of Interior fined BP Exploration & Production, Inc. for violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. According to a notice published in the Federal Register: “Operator failed to verify employees were trained to competently perform the assigned well control duties. Additionally, they failed to have a remote-controlled station that could operate the valves in the flow and vent lines of the diverter. These violations contributed to a loss of well control event on November 14, 2002. There was no pollution or injuries.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Penalty Payment
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $41,000
Further Information Released
Federal Register (p. 1 of 5) 4/26/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database