Royce Binnion: Wrongful Termination Claim Alleges National Oil Well Varco Falsified Drill Pipe Inspection Reports

  Royce Binnion: Wrongful Termination Claim Alleges National Oil Well Varco
                   Falsified Drill Pipe Inspection Reports

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Former National Oil Well Varco
(NYSE:NOV) Area Manager Royce Binnion has disclosed a wrongful termination
claim in a Federal bankruptcy court alleging widespread misconduct by the
world's largest supplier of drill pipe.

According to the claim  Binnion says, "I believe I was terminated for bringing
to the attention of my superiors at National Oil Well Varco the fact that the
company was knowingly and consistently using faulty equipment to inspect drill
pipe, employing non-certified inspectors to operate the inspection equipment,
and falsifying documents to show pipe passed inspection when it actually
failed. I was instructed to ship faulty pipe as good product. Could there be
billions of feet of faulty pipe out there on oil rigs around the world? I
don't know. I do know NOV will do anything to stop me from talking about what
I witnessed, even going so far as to sue me in civil court and accuse me of
financial fraud. These claims will be proved baseless in court. I now have
the District Attorney's office looking at me when they should be investigating
NOV."

Drill pipe is attached to the drill bit and used to pump mud into the hole
being dug and then transport product out of the ground and into the drilling
platform. Drill pipe is continually under extreme pressure on the interior
and exterior of the pipe. Failure of drill pipe can create catastrophic
results onshore and offshore. "When Royce Binnion originally tried to alert
his superiors as to the inspections problems at NOV, they fired back using all
of their power and resources with termination and a civil lawsuit against
him," says Binnion's attorney Steve Shellist. "NOV and their lawyers have
crippled my client financially to the point of forcing him to file personal
bankruptcy. Royce Binnion has disclosed a wrongful termination claim against
NOV in bankruptcy court. He is hopeful that the courts will see this for what
it really is."

Mr. Shellist is a founding partner of Capitaine, Shellist, Peebles and
McAlister, L.L.P. The firm is comprised of four former assistant district
attorneys that represent clients facing criminal charges needing aggressive
representation.

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SOURCE Royce Binnion

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