NYT: Who was in charge of rig? It's unclear - The New York Times- msnbc.com Apparently no one. However one of the earlier threads claimed Haliburton was to blame as well, I suggest you read this, Haliburton objected and warned those on the rig TWICE about problems with the cement plans and designs. The Federal Government bungled and mishandled this from day one. Since Bush was held accountable for Katrina in New Orleans then it is quite apparent that Obama should be held accountable for THIS disaster.