​Blue-winged teal | Credit: Charlie Hohorst

​Gulf Plea Agreements

In early 2013, a U.S. District Court approved two plea agreements resolving certain criminal cases against BP and Transocean which arose from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The agreements direct a total of $2.544 billion to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to fund projects benefitting the natural resources of the Gulf Coast that were impacted by the spill.

BP Plea Agreement

Under the BP plea agreement, NFWF will oversee the distribution of $2.394 billion in settlement funds. The payment will be made over a five-year period.

Read the NFWF press release

See a pdf of the Plea Agreement

See provisions of the Plea Agreement relating to NFWF

Read the Department of Justice/BP Joint Memorandum

Transocean Plea Agreement

Under the Transocean plea agreement, NFWF will oversee distribution of $150 million in settlement funds from Transocean Deepwater, Inc. over a two-year period.

Read the NFWF press release

See a pdf of the Plea Agreement

Read the Department of Justice/Transocean Joint Memorandum