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The basis of the issue 6

What ethical change, deficiency, or conflict brought it about

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"BP is in the business of finding oil, refining it, and selling the gas (and propane, etc.) that results. In the course of doing business, BP interacts with a huge range of individuals and organizations, and those interactions bring with them ethical obligations" (Chris, 2010). In doing this business the company has to comply with the ethical obligation like; Offer the product to the satisfaction of the customer, have an honest contract with suppliers; comply with the workplace health and safety standards and implementing environmental regulations. But the oil spill of 2010 has proved that the company is not fully implementing these business ethics and has been criticized internationally. (Chris MacDonald, 2010)

In this report, the author discusses the issue of latest Gulf….

BP Oil Spill 2010 May
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11 workers killed

04/22/2010

"The Deepwater Horizon rig sank on April 22, 2010, two days after the Macondo well blowout and explosion that killed 11 workers." page 328 (Spill 2011)

Extreme Leakage

04/23/2010

"On April 23, the day after the Deepwater Horizon sank, Coast Guard officials said privately they now feared the well could leak at a rate of more than 64,000 barrels per day -- the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez accident every five day." (Magner 2011, p. 209)

Thousands of barrels

04/24/2010

Day 5 "Then, over the weekend of April 24, it put out estimates of "up to" 1,000 per day. Eventually the government put the volume as high as 62,000 barrels per day." (Reed & Fitzgerald 2011, p. 87)

Day 6 "On April 25, P began to consider placing a large containment dome, known as a cofferdam, over the larger of the two leaks from the broken riser." (Juhasz 2011

Containment Dome

04/25/2010

"On April 25, P began….

BP Oil Spill 2010 Accident
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United Kingdom and Chinese newspaper coverage of BP Oil spill
British Petroleum came under severe criticism from around the world when in April 2010 the company lost control of marine drilling operations and caused a major oil spill in Gulf of Mexico. The disaster claimed 11 lives and injured many others. Apart from human loss, the oil spill also resulted in massive loss of precious oil as 205.8 million gallons of crude oil gushed out of the well and no amount of effort worked to cap the well.[Maureen, 2010] The well with active resources of oil was losing 53,000 barrels per day when it was finally closed in July-august 2010. But by then the oil spill had caused major damage to life and property, and it continues to cause problems for sea life in Gulf of Mexico as the latest deaths of dolphins is found connected with BP oil spill.

The world….

2010 BP Oil Spill
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BP Oil Disaster Impact and Lessons Learned
On April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill dumped more than 4.1 million barrels of crude into the Gulf region over 87 days (Walsh et al., On the Edge). The oil and gas industry developed new technologies in pursuit of valuable energy supplies, venturing into deeper waters farther from the coastline (National Commission, 85). egulators, however, failed to keep up with the industrial expansion and new technology -- often because of industry's resistance to more effective oversight (Juhas 11). This led to a major shortfall in the supervision of offshore drilling. Companies cited for negligence included well owner BP, Switzerland-based rig owner Transocean and cement contractor Halliburton. A major blowout -- a high-pressure ball of gas, mud and oil that shot up from the oil reservoir -- killed eleven crewmembers and seriously injured several others (Klein 12). In the end, fire engulfed and….

2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill -- cause, effects, and restoration efforts

The 2010 Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest accidental marine pollution in the history of petroleum industry and is the result of an uncontrolled release of oil from an oil well that experienced malfunction in the pressure control system. Eleven crew members on the Macondo well died as a result of the explosion while others were injured, fishermen experienced extreme hardships in their enterprise, and marine life in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida was severely damaged. The blowout took place on April 20, 2010, and rapidly came into public attention as people watched more and more people and activities affected by the disaster. The initial impact of the explosion was nothing in comparison to what followed: the oil spill set off a series of events that had physical,….

Logistics Management: eflect BP oil spill relates global supply chain; examine current transportation economic situations 2010 BP oil spill Gulf Mexico internet exercise discussion board.
BP Oil spill

The supply chain of BP was immediately taxed by the unexpected magnitude of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill: the ramifications for the company were seismic: "The supply chain challenge was the near and offshore response…The [BP] team had to buy everything from mealworms to feed wounded birds, to booms (that float in the water and stop further spread of oil), to dispersant and sorbent materials to remove the waste. A total of 6,500 vessels were used in the cleanup and as of the end of 2011, BP had spent $14 billion (£8.6 billion) on its response" (Ellinor 2012). BP had practiced drills to simulated oil spill crises in the past, but a number of unexpected supply chain snafus arose. For example, none….

However, this calmness did not translate into crisis management success. Although BP seemed to not be significantly affected by the situation, Hayward stated that the company was overwhelmed by the media attention. The former CEO blames the press for the image that the public has formed on the company in response to its handling of the situation.
The control that the company was supposed to reveal did not match the intensity of the crisis. BP did not show that it fully controlled the situation. The fact that the company tried to share the blame with the rig owner and the drilling company reveals the fact that the company was not in control of the situation. The numerous attempts and strategies that the company developed and implemented in order to stop or reduce the oil spill also prove the lack of control from BP.

The lack of control showed by BP can….

Gulf Oil Spill
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Gulf Spill
In the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, about thirty percent of the oil, and "the most volatile fraction" of it, evaporated in a period of about ten hours (Handwerk, 2011). This was the primary aerosol emanation Another ten to twenty percent evaporated over the course of the next few days, and those turned into a wide plume of aerosol that was later identified as being comprised of intermediate or semi-volatile organic compounds (Xie, 2011). This secondary aerosol was composed of both light and heavy types of hydrocarbons, which have contributed to air pollution over a wide area (Handwerk, 2011). Ironically, the pattern of aerosol evaporation from the oil spill has advanced scientific understanding of how secondary aerosols form after the initial chemical conversion from their most volatile compounds (Xie, 2011). According to the EPA (2014), in addition to volatile organic compounds, the oil spill released….

In general, crisis management focuses on three major activities: 1) What are the most appropriate methods of response to both real and perceived crises?, 2) What models and scenarios need to be defined that constitute a crisis and should engage a necessary and appropriate response?, and 3) What is the communication plan and chain that is necessary to ensure that the emergency phase of crisis management is handled appropriately? (Fink, 2000). However, there is a clear difference between the leadership style needed from a multinational corporation and that needed from a local franchise. The overall theme, though, regardless of how correct it is, is indeed set by BP. Consumers see the corporate logo- the sign, and the image is transferred from international to local.
Using a model developed by leadership experts Kouzes and Posner we can find at least three major leadership gaffes committed at both the BP international level….

BP and How it Can Impact on
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BP and how it can impact on the performanve of the firm
In the recent times, a number of people have opposed the strategies that have been developed by BP. The major strategies that have been opposed by individuals is that of stoping the case regarding oil spill in the gulf of mexico.Operational strategy and effectiveness are vital for superior performance which is usually the main aim of all enterprises and organizations. A firm may perform better than its rivals only if the organization is capable of establishing a difference it is capable of preserving. The firms have to deliver higher values to its customers. Besides, the organizations should be capable of creating comparable values at very low costs. Delivering higher values enables companies to charge higher unit prices. Similarly, very great efficiency and effectiveness will result into very low unit costs. Operational effectiveness (OE) implies performing same activities more….

Gulf Oil Spill Whether the
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So far, this is not the case, and oil companies only pay royalties on production. This is another area under scrutiny in the MMS scandal. There are reports, dating back to 2008, that the royalty offices of the MMS, located in Denver, routinely accepted oil company numbers on the amount of oil they produced, rather than independently auditing the numbers. No one knows how much lost revenue to the government that practice resulted in, and there is no way of finding out now. Clearly, future policy formation on the industry needs to include more oversight, more regulations, and a much less cozy relationship between the regulators and the companies they are regulating.
Future policy formation on other energy sources

The Gulf spill has helped to change public opinion on oil and its production, and on how it is regulated. It seems much clearer after the spill that we are a nation….

Gulf Oil Spill on April
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"But we did kill a lot of resources," said Beck. That having been said, Beck does believe that some habitat losses -- and some that occurred prior to the oil spill -- can be "re-engineered" if the marshes receive the attention they deserve to receive.
Meanwhile, the assertion that the oil has dissipated and there is "very little" oil that is recoverable goes against the tone of a story in USA Today (Jervis, 2010, p. 3A) on October 19. Jervis writes that "Swaths of fresh oil flatten miles of march grass and cane weeds" in Bay Jimmy in Louisiana. Indeed, although BP has pulled back workers, more than 32,000 gallons of oil were removed (sucked out by industrial vacuum cleaners operated by workers in hazardous materials suits) during a recent 10-day period in Bay Jimmy (Jervis).

"People think it's over," said P.J. Hahn, the coastal zone director for Plaquemines Parish. "But….

BP Deepwater Horizon
isk is probably one of the most important components of company management, especially in an industry where the potential for disaster -- foreseen or otherwise -- is high. This is particularly so for the oil industry, and also especially in the light of the recent, worst disaster that humanity has ever seen, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. While some consider this disaster the result of a risk management shortcoming, others have taken their inquiries deeper and concluded that, in truth, the issue is one that concerns strategic management. As an oil company, BP's strategic management practices before the oil spill have focused primarily on increasing the profit the company could gain from the industry while decreasing the investment required to reach this goal. Those who focus on this component are of the opinion that the company's strategic management focus should have been more clearly delineated in terms….

P's Macondo low-Out: Gulf Mexico
The objective of this study is to describe the background setting, water depth. Type of rig, depth of reservoir and unusual characteristics of the P Operation in the Gulf of Mexico.

On April 22, it is reported that an explosion "ripped the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in Macondo Exploration Well/Canyon 252 lock 41 miles off the Louisiana coast. A fire raged for about 36 hours before a second blast sank the rig. The well's blowout preventer failed to activate, resulting in the largest oil leak in history." (Gulf, Oil, and Gas, 2011) The Macondo Exploration Well/Canyon 252 lock is located in the U.S. sector of the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The depth is approximately 5,000 feet and the well drilling depth is 18,000 feet (5,500 m) below the sea level. Reports state that the plans were that the well would….

BP Organizational Behavior
BP PLC Organizational Behavior

Imagine going to work for BP as an engineer to drill oil in the gulf. What would happen if a disaster occurred? Could the company hold up under pressure? How would management react to the situation? One will study the oil disaster in the gulf and how it pertains to human resources, structure, politics and symbolism.

Management signed a five-year contract with Exult Inc. To help transform human resources. They will have capabilities to use the "latest web-enabled technologies and processes" (BP, 1999). This is a first for the organization because it will become a worldwide effort. Each employee/manager will have access to information work as well as life information needed to do their job in an effective manner (BP, 1999).

"e-H services delivery model will assume management, ownership and accountability for BP Amoco's global H administrative and transactional processes" (BP, 1999). One has to note that….

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BP Oil Spill 2010 May

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157) 11 workers killed 04/22/2010 "The Deepwater Horizon rig sank on April 22, 2010, two days after the Macondo well blowout and explosion that killed 11 workers." page 328 (Spill 2011) Extreme…

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Communication - Journalism

BP Oil Spill 2010 Accident

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United Kingdom and Chinese newspaper coverage of BP Oil spill British Petroleum came under severe criticism from around the world when in April 2010 the company lost control of marine…

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Energy

2010 BP Oil Spill

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BP Oil Disaster Impact and Lessons Learned On April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill dumped more than 4.1 million barrels of crude into the Gulf region over 87…

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Transportation - Environmental Issues

2010 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

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2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico The Deepwater Horizon oil spill -- cause, effects, and restoration efforts The 2010 Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the…

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Logistics Management Reflect BP Oil Spill Relates

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Transportation - Environmental Issues

BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill-April

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However, this calmness did not translate into crisis management success. Although BP seemed to not be significantly affected by the situation, Hayward stated that the company was overwhelmed…

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Transportation - Environmental Issues

Gulf Oil Spill

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Gulf Spill In the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, about thirty percent of the oil, and "the most volatile fraction" of it, evaporated in a period…

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Transportation - Environmental Issues

BP Case Study Introduction BP

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BP and How it Can Impact on

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BP and how it can impact on the performanve of the firm In the recent times, a number of people have opposed the strategies that have been developed by…

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Gulf Oil Spill Whether the

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So far, this is not the case, and oil companies only pay royalties on production. This is another area under scrutiny in the MMS scandal. There are reports,…

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Gulf Oil Spill on April

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BP Deepwater Horizon Risk Is Probably One

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BP Deepwater Horizon isk is probably one of the most important components of company management, especially in an industry where the potential for disaster -- foreseen or otherwise -- is…

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BP's Macondo Blow-Out Gulf Mexico the Objective

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BP Organizational Behavior BP PLC Organizational Behavior

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BP Organizational Behavior BP PLC Organizational Behavior Imagine going to work for BP as an engineer to drill oil in the gulf. What would happen if a disaster occurred? Could the…

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