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BP slams Hollywood’s Deepwater Horizon blockbuster as inaccurate

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill is the worst environmental disaster in US history.
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill is the worst environmental disaster in US history.

BP has issued a harsh review of Hollywood’s take on the infamous Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

The company issued a statement in the wake of the film’s release. The cinematic debut packs an all star cast with Hollywood heavyweight Mark Wahlberg portraying Transocean electronics technician Mike Williams.

A BP spokesperson said the film “does not reflect who we are today, the lengths we’ve gone to restore the Gulf, the work we’ve done to become safer, and the trust we’ve earned back around the world”.

A drilling rig was constructed for the film in middle of an abandoned amusement park in New Orleans.

A took nearly 100 welders eight months to build the structure, which was strong enough to have a Chinook helicopter land during filming. The blockbuster hit had $156million budget.

BP added: “The Deepwater Horizon movie is Hollywood’s take on a tragic and complex accident. It is not an accurate portrayal of the events that led to the accident, our people, or the character of our company.

“Coming as it does six-and-a-half years after the accident, the movie also does not reflect who we are today, the lengths we’ve gone to restore the Gulf, the work we’ve done to become safer, and the trust we’ve earned back around the world.”

A Tranocean spokesperson said the firm was “forever mindful” of the fatal tragedy and would continue “to recognise the brave, heroic and highly professional actions of the rig’s crew that night”.

BP has paid more than $55billion in clean-up efforts and fines, following the 2010 offshore disaster.

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