Marathon Oil Corporation Accident Attorneys
Helping Workers & Their Families After Marathon Oil Accidents
Marathon Oil is an independent oil exploration and production company founded in Ohio in 1887. Formerly Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, in 2005, the company split into two independent operations, Marathon Oil and Marathon Petroleum Company. Marathon engages in exploration and production projects worldwide and in the U.S. At home, Marathon’s operations are in Alaska, Texas, North Dakota, and elsewhere.
North Dakota’s Bakken Shale is central to Marathon’s unconventional resource portfolio. They began drilling in the region in 2006. In 2011, production from the Bakken Shale resulted in a 21% growth of Marathon’s total liquid hydrocarbon sales and an additional 2% growth in the company’s overall U.S. natural gas sales. Marathon holds approximately 416,000 net acres in North Dakota, with a working interest of almost 80% in areas of operated assets. Marathon uses automated rigs to reduce well costs and improve safety and energy efficiency.
It currently has four operating segments:
- Exploration and production
- Oil sands mining, integrated gas, and refining
According to Marathon, safety, responsibility, and ethical practices are their core values. Although Marathon Oil claims that safety is its priority, its accident record says otherwise. Since drilling rig workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation, companies like Marathon Oil need to follow safety procedures to prevent workers from getting hurt. Unfortunately, many employers fail to do so—and workers pay the price. When that happens, the Marathon Oil Corporation accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin step in.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or wrongful death in a Marathon Oil accident, it is vital to have an experienced attorney representing your case. Contact our Marathon Oil accident lawyers today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.