ATLANTA (AP) — An inventor claims his design was the basis for the cap used to choke off the flow of oil to the Gulf of Mexico nearly three months after BP's undersea well blew in 2010. And he says it was stolen.
Charles Adams of Radford, Virginia, filed a federal lawsuit last week that names as defendants several players who were involved in helping resolve the disaster. They include Helix Energy Solutions Group, which supplied a rig that helped with the capping mission, and Cameron International, which made the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from reaching the sea in the first place.
BP isn't named. It owned the well and was leasing the rig that exploded off Louisiana and touched off the leak.
Helix declined to comment. Cameron had no immediate comment.