BP foresaw its doom

This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad:
Offshore Oil Strike is a genuine BP-endorsed board game from the 1970s, in which players manage an offshore drilling operation. Hazard cards hinder gamers with clean-up costs and rig explosions.
The fact that the current scenario could be roughly foreseen decades ago in a board game, let alone the type of sophisticated scenario-planning exercises oil companies (Shell in particular) are known for, leads me to agree with Michael Roberts that
... BP was in fact irrational when it came to prevention efforts. The risks and potential damages to their bottom line profits were, objectively I suspect, way larger than BP's CEOs thought, despite warnings from their engineers.

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