Halliburton Responds to BP Court Filings

Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Halliburton responded Wednesday to court filings by BP saying: BP recently filed a motion for sanctions against Halliburton alleging that Halliburton destroyed evidence relating to post-incident testing of the foam cement slurry. BP has been aware of post-incident tests for some time, but has chosen this late date in the litigation to mischaracterize the results of such tests.

Contrary to BP's assertions, the post-incident testing referred to in its motion was not conducted on rig samples or in a manner approved by Halliburton. Rather, the informal testing BP refers to used off-the-shelf materials that yielded results which Halliburton believes have little or no relevance to the case, particularly when pre-incident testing using rig samples and formal lab processes showed that the cement slurry was designed to be stable. In September 2011, the U.S. Department of Interior reported testing done on the actual Deepwater Horizon rig sample, confirming Halliburton's position that the slurry was designed to be stable. The Department further concluded that the cement likely did not fail in the annulus part of the well.

For over 60 years, Halliburton has led the industry in developing cementing solutions for oil and gas operators around the world. BP is attempting to divert attention from its poor decisions and practices by criticizing the work and reputation of Halliburton.

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Saleh Zaidan | Dec. 8, 2011
U.S. Gulf of Mexico BP Oil spill disaster and Deep Water Horizon Rig Explosion Reason: My Point of View: the pressurized natural gas associated with the produced crude oil were found its way up and leaked through the foamed cement slurry and consequently mixed with quantities of oxygen gas which was associated/trapped inside the foam bubbles of the cement slurry, and with a generated spark inside the well casing (could be from any Coincided welding operation on the rig floor, or from any mobile phone on the rig, etc.). An awful fired explosion instantly has occurred and strongly overthrew the well head and its connected pipeline until the rig surface and Set fire to the rig, killed 11 people of the rig crew and unleashed to the massive/worst oil spill disaster in U.S. history in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

mark rigsby | Dec. 7, 2011
Lets see court documents.

B.S. | Dec. 7, 2011
Let the finger pointing begin! Dancing on the graves of the dead to save corporate a$$es is only a winning recipe for lawyers.

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