TrialGraphix presentation expertise assists the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
MINNEAPOLIS, June 7, 2011 – TrialGraphix, a litigation consulting business unit of Kroll Ontrack specializing in jury consulting, graphic design, presentation technologies and trial preparation solutions, today announced the completion of its animation and graphic presentation work on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, established in May 2010 by President Barack Obama, enlisted TrialGraphix to create animations and graphic illustrations to help the Commission depict the complex and relevant facts concerning the causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and to assist the Commission in conveying their recommendations for future spill mitigation including changes to federal laws, regulations and industry practices.
Specifically, TrialGraphix collaborated with the Chief Counsel’s investigation team to create animations and graphics for their live hearing presentations, which took place on Nov. 8-9, 2010 in Washington, D.C. After the live hearing presentations, TrialGraphix worked with the Chief Counsel’s investigation team to design, illustrate and edit a supplemental report that was released on Feb. 17, 2011. This 371-page report included hundreds of graphic illustrations and 15 narrated animations supporting the investigation team's findings.
“From showing what an offshore oil well looks like to explaining the oil pore pressure and fracture gradient, basic and complex graphics and animations were required to depict the facts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” said Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., chief counsel of the investigation team. “Working tirelessly to create clear and effective illustrations and animations, we could not have explained the Macondo blowout to the level of detail we did without the help of the TrialGraphix experts. The results speak for themselves.”
“Compelling visual presentations are extremely useful in conveying and communicating difficult concepts and theories,” said Megan O’Leary, design director of TrialGraphix. “It was an honor to assist the National Oil Spill Commission in their quest for the root cause of this disaster and as they made recommendations for future disaster mitigation.”
The Legal Technologies & Consulting division of Kroll Ontrack provides corporations, law firms and government agencies with technology and consulting services for large-scale paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, and litigation readiness and incident response matters. Through the acquisition of TrialGraphix (September 2007), the leader in jury consulting and trial presentation services and technology, Kroll Ontrack now offers a wide range of trial services such as jury research; witness preparation; trial consulting; graphics; and presentation technology for mediations, arbitrations, and trial. Helping clients quickly and cost-effectively find, review, manage, produce and present relevant evidence, Kroll Ontrack has been recognized as the leading electronic discovery provider by the Am Law Tech Survey for eight consecutive years.
About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, paper and electronic discovery, document review, computer forensics, secure information services, ESI and jury consulting, and trial presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is the technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. Kroll is a subsidiary of Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.com.
This project was funded by the Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory an agency of the United States Government, through a support contract with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.
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Erin E. Burke