On the 20th April 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers, injured 17 more and resulted in the largest marine OilSpill in history. 


Clint Honeycutt was one of the BP Health and Safety Advisors at the time and was activated as a part of the Company Incident Management Team to respond to the incident.


In this multi part series, we discuss his experience working through the immediate response as a part of the incident management team. We discuss the following: 

  • Oil and Gas Emergency Preparedness Arrangements
  • Lessons learnt from previous incidents
  • The importance of training and exercising.
  • The immediate activation and response and the moment the rig sank. 


Clint Honeycutt is the Global HSE Director for Lufkin Industries and 11 years ago he was a Health and Safety Advisor working for BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to working with BP, he had served in the US Navy and the National Guard and had built a successful working from heights business with his father. Since his time at BP, Clint has held senior Health, Safety and Environment roles with prominent Oil and Gas companies such as BHP, Hess, TD Williamson and now Lufkin Industries. 

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