Petroleum engineering expert witnesses may consult on petrochemical engineering, horizontal drilling, and deepwater operations. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit judges Edith Brown Clement, James Dennis, and Leslie Southwick will be hearing arguments in the BP case over payments in the 2010 Deep Horizon oil spill. BP says settlement arrangements have been misconstrued resulting in businesses getting excessive payments.
In June the Coast Guard decided to stop sending out BP funded crews that have looked for oil deposits on northern Gulf Coast beaches on a regular basis.