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    Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    It seems that BP were not alone in their culpability, as they said from the start. At least they faced up to theirs.

    "Halliburton, a major contractor on BP's doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig, where a fatal explosion led to the worst-ever offshore oil spill, knew that cement used in the project was unstable but went ahead anyway, a US presidential commission on the disaster has found. The report strengthened BP's case that it shares blame for the Gulf of Mexico disaster with its business partners, and shares in Halliburton fell 16 per cent after the findings.

    Halliburton conducted four tests on cement used to seal the bottom of the well, two just days before the well was activated. Only one of the tests suggested the cement was stable. BP was told by Halliburton about the findings of one failed test, but it was buried deep in a report... "


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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It seems that BP were not alone in their culpability, as they said from the start. At least they faced up to theirs.

    "Halliburton, a major contractor on BP's doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig, where a fatal explosion led to the worst-ever offshore oil spill, knew that cement used in the project was unstable but went ahead anyway, a US presidential commission on the disaster has found. The report strengthened BP's case that it shares blame for the Gulf of Mexico disaster with its business partners, and shares in Halliburton fell 16 per cent after the findings.

    Halliburton conducted four tests on cement used to seal the bottom of the well, two just days before the well was activated. Only one of the tests suggested the cement was stable. BP was told by Halliburton about the findings of one failed test, but it was buried deep in a report... "


    Halliburton linked to BP oil spill - Americas, World - The Independent
    I bet the government really goes after Halliburton for this. I also bet that they will reach a settlement, pay a pitance of a fine, and not admit any wrong doing. I suspect that their legal fees will be twice what they have to pay in fines.
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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It seems that BP were not alone in their culpability, as they said from the start. At least they faced up to theirs.

    "Halliburton, a major contractor on BP's doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig, where a fatal explosion led to the worst-ever offshore oil spill, knew that cement used in the project was unstable but went ahead anyway, a US presidential commission on the disaster has found. The report strengthened BP's case that it shares blame for the Gulf of Mexico disaster with its business partners, and shares in Halliburton fell 16 per cent after the findings.

    Halliburton conducted four tests on cement used to seal the bottom of the well, two just days before the well was activated. Only one of the tests suggested the cement was stable. BP was told by Halliburton about the findings of one failed test, but it was buried deep in a report... "


    Halliburton linked to BP oil spill - Americas, World - The Independent
    As expected. I said Haliburton was the one to blame, not BP. BP has the blame for other stuff but not the disaster it self.
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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    As expected. I said Haliburton was the one to blame, not BP. BP has the blame for other stuff but not the disaster it self.
    Of course it is their fault, they should have known better than to hire HB!11!

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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Of course it is their fault, they should have known better than to hire HB!11!
    True!

    Then again they seem to have know about the problem, so that is also wrong .. but in the end, it is Haliburtons fault that the well blew. Sadly, Haliburton aint a US company any more but one of those "evil aarreeeb" countries problem.... Dubai I think.
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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    True!

    Then again they seem to have know about the problem, so that is also wrong .. but in the end, it is Haliburtons fault that the well blew. Sadly, Haliburton aint a US company any more but one of those "evil aarreeeb" countries problem.... Dubai I think.
    A bad cement job has been one of the prime suspects from the beginning. That, in and of itself, doesn't mean anybody was at fault. If their tests failed and they continued on any way, that's a different story altogether. I haven't seen any reports yet, but I don't think there's much chance that Halliburton pulled one over on BP. Are they talking about tests that were run in a lab? Or are they talking about tests that were run inside the well? Anybody know?

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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    if nothing else.. it shows the technology for deep ocean drilling is not as "safe" as once claimed.

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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    hmm released a week before the elections?


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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    hmm released a week before the elections?


    Or re-released. This was known months ago.

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    Re: Halliburton linked to BP oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Or re-released. This was known months ago.
    It was just in case your missed it the first time.

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