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Reports say the chain of command broke down, there was a rookie in charge of testing, some tests were overlooked and warnings went unheeded.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

BP executives indicted in gulf disaster

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Two BP executives have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and a third with obstruction of Congress, indictments unsealed in New Orleans Thursday said.

DOJ: BP wants to duck oil spill liability

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- BP wants to duck liability for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but its gross negligence and willful misconduct caused it, the Justice Department alleges.

Turkish firm grabs Kurdish gas assets

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Turkish company Genel Energy announced it signed a deal to take on additional interests in a natural gas exploration block in the Kurdish north of Iraq.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
By United Press International

BP considers sale of its TNK-BP stake

MOSCOW, June 1 (UPI) -- British petroleum giant BP said Friday it was considering offers for TNK-BP, a joint project in Russia that accounts for 25 percent of its oil output.

DNO, Genel Energy hail success in Iraq

OSLO, Norway, March 21 (UPI) -- Testing of an oil well in the Kurdish region of Iraq shows it's likely the most prolific well ever drilled by Norway's DNO International, an executive said.

BP defends corporate bonuses

HOUSTON, March 7 (UPI) -- British oil company BP is a global enterprise that must compete to retain top talent with financial rewards, a company official said.
BP's Hayward under fire for 2010 spill

BP's Hayward under fire for 2010 spill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Former BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, is offering misleading accounts of what triggered the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lawyers said.

Oil upgrades planned for Iraq's north

LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Plant and a pipeline upgrade for operations in the Kurdish north of Iraq will add to production capacity at the Tawke oil field, a Turkish energy company said.

Britain wants spoils of war in Iraq?

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- London might be trying to cash in on its involvement in Iraq with an oil deal, though officials say discussing Iraq's politics is in everyone's interest.

BP: Spill off Scotland could be worst ever

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Oil giant BP believes a worst-case oil spill nearly a mile below the Atlantic off Scotland would dwarf the U.S. Gulf oil spill, internal documents indicate.
Hayward leaves TNK-BP

Hayward leaves TNK-BP

MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Former BP chief Tony Hayward told the board of directors at joint venture TNK-BP he was stepping down from his post to pursue other opportunities.

Hayward leaving TNK-BP?

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former BP executive Tony Hayward is resigning his position at TNK-BP amid plans to head up a new oil company, a British newspaper learned.

BP's former boss eyes Russian energy

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- Tony Hayward, the former top executive at BP, is contemplating a move on Russian oil companies held partially by a Russian business tycoon, sources said.
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Tony Hayward
In this July 17, 2010 file photo BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee regarding BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill on Capitol Hill in Washington. A anonymous senior U.S. government official said that Hayward is being replaced as BP's CEO. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg/Files

Anthony Bryan "Tony" Hayward (born 21 May 1957) is a British businessman, the former Chief Executive of oil and energy company BP. He replaced John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley on 1 May 2007. His tenure ended on 1 October 2010 in large part due to the circumstances of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was replaced by Bob Dudley.

Tony Hayward was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, in 1957; the eldest of seven children. Later on, his family moved to nearby Windsor. After attending the local state grammar school, he went on to gain a first class geology degree from Aston University followed by a PhD from the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences. Joining BP in 1982, with his first job as a rig geologist in Aberdeen, he quickly rose through the ranks in a series of technical and commercial roles in BP Exploration in London, Aberdeen, France, China and Glasgow. Hayward first came to Lord Browne's attention during a 1990 leadership conference in Phoenix, Arizona. As a result, he was made Browne's executive assistant.

In 1992, Hayward moved to Colombia as exploration manager and became president of BP's operations in Venezuela in 1995. In August 1997, he returned to London as a director of BP Exploration. He became group vice president of BP Amoco Exploration and Production as well as a member of the BP group's Upstream executive committee in 1999.

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