NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive who led the company's internal probe of its 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico says the investigation wasn't intended to look at the disaster through the "lens of responsibility."
Mark Bly was BP's executive vice president for safety and operational risk until recently. He testified Wednesday on the third day of a trial designed to identify causes of the well blowout and how much BP and other companies should shoulder the blame for the nation's worst offshore oil spill.
Bly said the probe was designed to identify the causes of the blowout of BP's Macondo well and help prevent future disasters.
In a September 2010 report on the investigation's findings, BP accepted some blame but also assigned fault to its partners on the drilling project.