June 18th, 2010
05:20 PM ET

BP: CEO Hayward still leading disaster response

BP is clarifying comments Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg made Friday in a broadcast interview, saying BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward will relinquish control over the company's daily operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP spokesman Andrew Gowers says Svanberg was just reflecting a June 4 announcement about BP Managing Director Bob Dudley taking over the long-term disaster response. He said Hayward's current role has not changed.

BP spokesman Robert Wine says Dudley's duties involve political and community relationships. Dudley is from Mississippi, a state whose coast has been greatly affected by the oil spewing through the Gulf since the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off shore almost two months ago.

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  1. John D.

    Houston we have a problem ... gates to nasa

    June 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nature1970

    BP in the events of the past five years has proved they are the worst offenders in the oil and gas industry. In 2005 the were felony negligent in the the texas oil refinery explosion the Baker commission found Bp had cut corners to place profit over safety . Bp vowed that it would make changes and in 2006 created the worst Oil Spill on land in America with Alaskan North Slope incident.

    Bp has been cited for over 750 violations by osha since 2007 next offended in the industry 8 over the same period. BP record for safety concerns over profit speak for themselves deemed the most unsafe operations in the oil industry. over five years.

    BP has caused the largest disaster due to oil drilling ever in the north American continent in doing so has been cover up the facts since day one. First citing 1,000 bbl. of oil knowing the gusher was producing at least 35,000 to as much as 80,000 a day . The Key decisions on the rig have been made with costs concerns Haliburton stressed in a report to use 21 sleeves and tyvec approach Bp used six sleeves and a straight pipe saving 12 million and approximately 32 hours An acoustic test to see if the cement refractoring Job was skipped this would have insured the cement was permament and would hold the cement did not and they sent the company away that was to perform said test saved 120,000 and eight hours . When it all went to the bottom they have delayed the response of the federal by directly releasing false information to the size and scope of leak. they did not allow the hd footage to be released to the government knowing our experts could directly estimate the size and scope of said leak.

    BP is still engaged heavily in the bury this case in finding favorable judges to over see their case they are not cooperating with Congressional Investigation . They Still think they own the government. They have run maverick long enough and it is time to pull there plug stop issuing oil contracts suspend leases do not give them lucrative oil for defense contracts bring these criminals to Justice.

    This corperation is not a friend to the gulf coast they are not a partner in the oil industry they are criminals and enemies of the state and should be held to the fullest extent of the Law of Our Land....

    these ppl are criminals and the very worse pcs of human flesh i know of when they send these idiots home and take charge here with more reputable firms like shell citgo exxon mobile texaco or gulf oil it cant happen fast enough for me

    June 18, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • John D.

      I agree that they are pcs of human flesh but they are the expert down .... right?

      June 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nenny

    I think everyone should spend a little less time arguing and more time solving! Point fingers later and start focusing on the actual problem!

    June 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nick Mendoza

    Oil Spill Problem Solved – Special Clamp and Tapered Tube Design – THE MELODY TUBE – Please see youtube clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHFnhpPMC0

    June 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Outside the box? What if it doesn't stop for over a year or two?

    Outside the box?

    OK you want a solution: This is a seriose suggestion, pardon my typo's or mis spellings.

    Right now. They need to put all the scooper badges and tankers and water separators from around the world they can to clean it up! Simple! And buy anything cheap that will soak up oil and float and put it out there in the marshes! They need to make a long (flexible) socks to slip over the breach and funnel the oil into holding tanks, some how!..... Just think- If it's a flexible hose then they don't need to have a mechanical connection, just slip it on. like a rubber (with and elastic band at the neck) and contain the spill. (kinda like a condom works to contain the blast, sorry but that's the best way to put it). This is done by using or adapting robots to do the job (they are already using them anyway). Even if they had something like massive balloons (maybe like "treated" hot air balloon skins) that would fill up with the oil,(we need these now) and then be released to drift away for recovery later , and then changed out with the next balloon and so on, they could contain it much better than this. Oil rises! If the ballons would push the water out through pores, but keep the sludge in it would be perfect.
    A heavy duty flexable pipeline made to just contain and channel the oil into bages (or whatever) would be the quickest solution. Also if needed, in-line pumps could be used to keep the oil moving into the tanks!

    IN the future spills should be cleaned up by "Full Time" "World Emergency Oil Disaster Recovery and Response Teams", who are trained in this sort of thing. And working around the world to clean up other trash in the oceans the rest of the time or by safely transporting oil to help pay for their services. How many countries would pay to have their oceans vacuumed yearly? This will create jobs! Improve waters for fishing, clean up beaches for tourism, this just makes all around good sense.

    It would be simple to have giant ships built or fitted with giant vacuums (with long hoses) and (protected divers) that "suck the oil – and water – in, as it comes out of the leak" and then they return it to the sea in a 85%-90% improved state, by separating it "somehow" (oil floats doesn't it?) "in side" of huge tanks . Or ships that come up and scoop up the whole mess off the top and pump it to other ships through flexable hoses,,, Then have other skimmers (with smaller filters or seperators) then remove another 10%.of film and residue from the clean up site (basically filter the water around the site).

    To do the least harm to the invoronment! They have to be on the spill with- in at least 24 hours, with 5-10 big ships (depending on the spill) ready to vacuum the oil and separate it from the water, , then transport it to other ships or then take it somewhere and refine it. "There is still other $$ money$$ to be made (recovered) off of it." Especially if they catch it right away! Surely its good for something?

    WHen not in use for clean up operations , These same ships could n be used to safely transport oil around the world all the time, because, they can clean up their own spills as soon as they start.
    So building a fleet of them and to keep making them would be not only be profitable but responsible and just a wise business decision all around . Therefore all those supporting its management are good companies and counties to buy oil or other petrolium products from of to visit for tourisim because they care enough to clean up the wor!ds environment.

    Time is everything , we have to be able to act immediatly! When the red wine tips over on the table, do we not pick the glass back up immediatly, to keep it from getting to the carpet?

    This should Paid for, buy any oil company who drills or ships oil in the oceans of Earth. Simple! Kinda like " Cean Up Insurance" ! Oil Loss & Disater Insurance. It will lower their fines also when they do have accidents. Simply by containing the damage it does to the environment, so their is less liability. Its possible.... This one disater alone in the Gulf, could have paid for ten of these ships and crews, such as these suggested, by the time its done!

    Simple, if these countires don't want the insurnace , then the United Countries on Global Recovery and Clean UP, don't buy much of their oil or they are fined heavly if they do have a spill, to help support the clean up operations and compinsatelocal businesses.

    Come on People– its a green world now! We have to think like it ,in really big ways, to make really big changes, to clean up our planet, for our chilrdren and for all children to come!

    This solution will work and is viable, if greed wasn't such a problem in the firrst place.
    So .........Anyone have any solutions to curing greed, thats the planets biggest problem?

    June 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ruby gumshoe

    Just put a wedding ring around that pipe; as soon as this is done it'll quit puting out.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AlexTheKush

    i kinda feel aorry for Hayworth yeah he stupidly irrensponsible for the whole mess but this guys seems to me at least on the verge of commiting suicide if any of you watched his interviews he just seems on the verge of tears in many interviews or just plain tired

    June 24, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Shirley Mc Clintock

    Hello, I'm writing to you,because i would like to know, where i could send my ideas about this horrible situation in the Gulf oil spill.I am very in touch about this,I can't belive that we can't find a solution we are very intelligent poeple so get tinkind and quickly before it worst.I have a couple of ideas but I want a professionel person to answer.I am serious about how we treat the nature. Just a comment,we don't cut pipe whit full pressure because that augment pressure,but drill little hole you can use recycle things and many other !!! So,I wish have a answer soon,because time is precious for us and our lovely planet that it was offer to us.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
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