The bonuses are worth more than $250,000 dollars and will go to a fund for the victims' families.
The company justified the bonuses by calling 2010 an "exemplary" year for safety.
That's despite the oil rig explosion a year ago that killed 11 workers and spilled millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
The company disclosed the bonuses in a regulatory filing a few days ago, which set off intense criticism.
The company's CEO said it was never the executives' intent to diminish the effect the tragedy had on the victims.