Here is a photo of Chris Oynes, the Minerals Managmenent Service associate director of offshore energy who just resigned, giving an award to Transocean last year.
Oynes, who's resigning at the end of the month, is the industry-friendly head regulator of offshore drilling. MMS presented Transocean with a "Safety Award for Excellence" (or, creatively enough, "SAFE") for "'outstanding drilling operations' and a 'perfect performance period' in the Lafayette District of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico during 2008...." (It wasn't their first.)
The crew of Transocean's Deepwater Horizon was also recognized. A year later it blew up and it is still leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico.