Irish software used on BP oil rig

Oil firm BP is using software developed by Dublin firm Automsoft to find out what happened to its Thunder Horse oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

23rd July, 2005

Oil firm BP is using software developed by Dublin firm Automsoft to find out what happened to its Thunder Horse oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

The $1 billion platform, which is 75 per cent owned by BP and 25 per cent by Exxon-Mobil, was tilting by up to 30 degrees after being passed by Hurricane Dennis earlier this month. Shares in BP had fallen, and the price of crude oil had...

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