BP has admitted that is had posted doctored images on its Houston, Texas crisis room website, Americablog reports.
The company has since replaced the doctored images with the originals.
BP spokesperson Scott Dean admitted that a company photographer had photoshopped the pictures, but only to add images to three blank screens in the photograph.
In an e-mailed statement, Dean said: "Normally we only use Photoshop for the typical purposes of colour correction and cropping. In this case they copied and pasted three ROV screen images in the original photo over three screens that were not running video feeds at the time."
He said that BP usually has a few remotely operated vehicles carrying out maintenance at any time.
"We will replace the Photoshopped version currently on bp.com with the original image tonight," he said. "We've instructed our post-production team to refrain from doing this in the future."