Earlier today an explosion occurred on another oil platform putting the spotlight on Mariner Energy as safety violations are exposed. In an article in the “Culture Map Houston” it was noted that Mariner Energy will be merging with the Apache Corporation. Putting the spotlight on Mariner Energy as safety violations are exposed, is bringing up the disclosure of the Apache Corporations’ many safety violations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Mariner Energy had one safety violation in 2010 and one safety violation in 2007 during the past five years. Putting the spotlight on Mariner Energy as safety violations are exposed becomes more important when we realize that the Apache Corporation has bought out Mariner Energy.
According to BOEMRE the Apache corporation has had multiple violations during the past five years. The Apache Corporation has had two safety violations in 2010, two safety violations in 2008, seven safety violations in 2007, six safety violations in 2006, and four safety violations in 2005. If these are the stats on Violations just for the last five years what can we expect when Mariner Energy merges with the Apache corporation?
Putting the spotlight on Mariner Energy as safety violations are exposed should set alarms off. By merging with Mariner Energy, Apache will for the first time be able to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. It does not help to find out that , according to the Daily Finance, the Apache Corporation bought $7 billion in assets from BP. With Mariner Energy and the Apache Corporation combined, violations in safety will be a major concern for all.
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