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Major offshore drilling company accused of involvement in Petrobras scandal

Sunday, September 27th 2015 - 09:37 UTC
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Transocean Ltd., a top offshore drilling company, has been mentioned in testimony in a corruption investigation focused on Brazil's state-run Petrobras, Brazilian court documents showed. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Brasso will explain all. It seems to me that any foreign company or Brazilian company wanting any contracts in South America must make some sort of payment ( bribes ) so that they are awarded the contract. Standard contractual practice in LatAm. I would like Brasso to disprove my statement. I was in trouble once in Argentina and it took paying a judge to release me.

    Sep 27th, 2015 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I wonder. A quick bit of research reveals that Transocean was also involved in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
    Doesn't look too good. Might the merger with GlobalSantaFe have any relevance?

    Sep 27th, 2015 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Quite normal in Lat Am, in my experience. Bribes etc. Nothing happens otherwise.


    Sep 27th, 2015 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    What? Bribery and corruption in the Brazilian government controlled national petroleum company? Surely you jest! Next you'll be making the outrageous claim that the Peronist government has also been plundering YPF's assets...

    Sep 27th, 2015 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @4 Chicureo
    No! For Shame! Surely that could never happen in a progressive 1st World Democracy like Brazil? (or so they claim!).

    oops, I think I just got a little bit of sick in the back of my throat...

    Sep 28th, 2015 - 02:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    It has evils that come to good. Never again these foreign companies can operate in the country. And we can develop our own companies.

    Sep 28th, 2015 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #6 tobi why not just shut-up and post to lame ass youtube? I think your papi will agree that you did your best work on your knees in his basement. You should return.

    The world it passing you by. Your hate of the white race is blinding you and shortening your life. You are the South American contrarian. Be it dollars, foreign businesses, economics, politics....anything and everything that you say turns just the opposite. One day you are peace, the next you are killing everyone. You may think you are clever, but quite the opposite. On your best day you are a sad, pathetic SA imp.......on your worst......

    Sep 28th, 2015 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Is anybody surprised by this, other than the time it took to come to light?

    Sep 28th, 2015 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Brasso- sounds as if you think corruption comes from ONLY outside latin America?
    Try flying into Argentina and Brazil from Europe or USA if you if you have been to either on holiday and have some purchases in your suitcase that Arg or Br Customs decide are “duty payable” - they ask you for your passport - they have no need for it as that side was done by immigration - but you are expected to hand over your passport - with appropriate US$ folded inside - they remove and pocket and hand passport back and wave you through.
    No - try that in say US and most of Western Europe (and Chile!) and see how fast you end up arrested!
    As recounted to me by both Argentine and Brazilian residents.

    Sep 28th, 2015 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @9 The name of this is science fiction. Your ingenuity is striking.

    Sep 29th, 2015 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia Mercopenguin, being a British government run propaganda site, is almost useless as a news source. However, it is worthwhile visiting from time to time. And now is one of those times. Here we have a British felon confessing his crime. How ironic.

    So, “golfcronie” what was your underlying offence? Was it the “British crime” - pedophilia?

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 Hepatia
    ”So, “golfcronie” what was your underlying offence? Was it the “British crime” - pedophilia (SIC)?”

    You do realise that the continual lying that you do just makes your posts irrelevant?

    Anybody else on the planet knows that the RCC is the harbourer worldwide of the largest number of paedophiles (note the spelling) EVER found in an international organisation.

    If the RCC were a company the Dope of a Pope would have been banged up in prison by now for failing in his duty to the public, nevermind his congregations.

    Of course, you are too stupid to realise that, aren't you?

    Patagonia will revert to Falklands ownership within 25 years.

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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