Halliburton v Chubb - UK Supreme Court Hearing Report (November 2019)
Article from: TDM 2 (2020), in Case Comments & Awards
Background to the Dispute
The dispute before the Supreme Court has its beginnings in the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. In April 2010 a blowout caused an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig. 11 crewmembers were killed in the explosion. A resultant fire caused the rig to sink two days later, leaving oil flowing from the well at the seabed and into the ocean. The Deepwater Horizon incident is reported to have given rise to the largest oil spill in United States' waters. The rig was owned by Transocean Holdings LLC ("Transocean"). Transocean had leased the ...