Government of the State of Texas
The Texas General Land Office
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an industrial disaster that began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.
Numerous beaches were closed causing a chain reaction of events that greatly impacted the Tourism Industry in the State of Texas.
After several court battles, BP settled roughly 100,000 claims filed by individuals and businesses affected by the spill. The Texas GLO looked to design a platform that would service these claims and register the delivery of funds.