Geology expert witness Andrew Hurst testified that British Petroleum drilled the Deepwater Horizon well in an area weakened by a 2006 earthquake. The expert described the ocean floor as likely weakened by the earthquake and says there is evidence BP knew about the earthquake at the start of drilling. Professor Hurst is Chair of Production Geoscience, University of Aberdeen. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier will decide if BP acted with gross negligence.
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