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BP and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Author: Roberto, Michael A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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On the night of April 20, 2010, a series of explosions rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The case describes how Tony Hayward and his predecessor, John Browne, led the firm and shaped the culture during the past two decades. In addition, the case explains how the regulatory environment and political forces shaped decision-making in the oil industry. The case concludes by examining the aftermath of the accident, particularly the public relations miscues that BP experienced as it tried to manage the crisis.

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Shell in Nigeria

Authors: Hendry, John; Mellor, Kate; Hak, Zain; Ade-Ajayi, Funmi; Vieira, Waldir; Zou, Yuan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cambridge Judge Business School
Publication Year: 2000

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This case reviews the public controversy surrounding Shell's operations in Nigeria in the 1990s...

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The Rise and Fall of Petrobras

Author: Inkpen, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2016

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By the mid-2000s the company was often cited as one of the best managed national oil companies. By 2016 Petrobras was in a very different position. The company was embroiled in a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal and was one of the most indebted companies in the world…

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Kitimat Clean Ltd.

Authors: Grant, Rebecca A.; Klein, Saul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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In late June 2014, the Canadian government had just approved a pipeline to carry bitumen from Alberta to the British Columbia coast. The immediate reaction from First Nations and environmental groups was extremely negative. Against this backdrop, the executive had put forward a radical proposal to refine the bitumen in British Columbia before shipping it across the Pacific Ocean…

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Shell and the Arctic

Author: Inkpen, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2015

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This case allows the instructor to discuss how the upstream oil and gas industry works and the risks associated with complex exploration projects in areas such as the Arctic. The oil and gas industry is capital and technologically intensive, and Shell's experience demonstrates that even after spending billions of dollars there can be limited tangible results.

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BP and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster of 2010

Authors: Ingersoll, Christina; Locke, Richard M.; Reavis, Cate
Product Type: Cases
Source: MIT Sloan School of Management
Publication Year: 2012

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The explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010, resulted from a series of events and decisions involving employees of BP and its contractors. While there does not appear to be one clear culprit or reason that led to the disaster, the case explores issues of organization, information, and decision-making, as well as the ability or inability of individuals to voice their values as contributing factors.

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BP and Contingent Liabilities

Authors: Blankespoor, Elizabeth; Rogers, C. Gregory; Foroughi, Jaclyn C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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On April 20, 2010, as BP p.l.c., the third-largest listed oil producer in the world, was preparing to report strong first quarter results, an explosion occurred on its drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, killing 11 workers and injuring 16 others. The financial reporting implications of the accident and subsequent claims, especially the recognition and measurement of provisions and related expenses, and disclosure of contingent liabilities, were a major consideration for BP and its investors.

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The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

Author: Rich, Nathaniel
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times Magazine
Publication Year: 2014

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A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast...

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Responsible Leadership: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics

Author: Moody-Stuart, Mark
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Greenleaf Publishing
Publication Year: 2014

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As Chairman of the Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1998-2001 and of Anglo American plc from 2002-2009, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart is as qualified as anyone on the planet to discuss the realities, dilemmas and lessons to be learnt from the last 20 years of corporate engagement with sustainability, ethics and responsibility...

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The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil

Author: Bader, Christine
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Bibliomotion
Publication Year: 2014

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There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world’s biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses...

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