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HALLIBURTON may be to blame for Environmental Disaster

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Drilling Process Attracts Scrutiny in Rig Explosion



Concerns about the cementing process—and about whether rigs have enough safeguards to prevent blowouts—raise questions about whether the industry can safely drill in deep water and whether regulators are up to the task of monitoring them.

The scrutiny on cementing will focus attention on Halliburton Co., the oilfield-services firm that was handling the cementing process on the rig, which burned and sank last week.

The disaster, which killed 11, has left a gusher of oil streaming into the Gulf from a mile under the surface. Federal officials declined to comment on their investigation, and Halliburton didn't respond to questions from The Wall Street Journal.


online.wsj.com...

Another article here:
www.huffingtonpost.com...


How about that???? I see the Limbaugh and Hannity switching blame to
everyone but ANYONE involved in the actual accident itself.

And wow...look who has there hands in it...HALLIBURTON....remember them??????????????

They make billions off the deaths of thousands...and now they may be responsible for one the worst environmental disasters in history.

By the way, they are based in Dubai. Remember Dick Cheney????

WHERE ARE YOU BUDDY???

I should remind you...Halliburton received government contracts (Corporate Welfare) for Iraq. They almost fell as a company and were about to go bankrupt before they got those contracts. Dick Cheney made million in stock earnings.



[edit on 30-4-2010 by David9176]

[edit on 30-4-2010 by David9176]




posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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A little too soon to tell at this point. This is the type of work that Halliburton specializes in. Just because they were granted govt. contracts in the past does not make them culpable in this event. They weren't the only service provider on the rig.


HOUSTON, Apr 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Halliburton /quotes/comstock/13*!hal/quotes/nls/hal (HAL 30.64, -0.05, -0.16%) confirmed today its continued support of, and cooperation with, the ongoing investigations into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig incident in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month. Halliburton extends its heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends and our industry colleagues of the 11 people lost and those injured in the tragedy.

As one of several service providers on the rig, Halliburton can confirm the following:

-- Halliburton performed a variety of services on the rig, including cementing, and had four employees stationed on the rig at the time of the accident. Halliburton's employees returned to shore safely, due, in part, to the brave rescue efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and other organizations.

-- Halliburton had completed the cementing of the final production casing string in accordance with the well design approximately 20 hours prior to the incident. The cement slurry design was consistent with that utilized in other similar applications.

-- In accordance with accepted industry practice approved by our customers, tests demonstrating the integrity of the production casing string were completed.

-- At the time of the incident, well operations had not yet reached the point requiring the placement of the final cement plug which would enable the planned temporary abandonment of the well, consistent with normal oilfield practice.

-- We are assisting with planning and engineering support for a wide range of options designed to secure the well, including a potential relief well.

Halliburton continues to assist in efforts to identify the factors that may have lead up to the disaster, but it is premature and irresponsible to speculate on any specific causal issues.

Halliburton originated oilfield cementing and leads the world in effective, efficient delivery of zonal isolation and engineering for the life of the well, conducting thousands of successful well cementing jobs each year. The company views safety as critical to its success and is committed to continuously improve performance.

www.marketwatch.com...

This is what they do and they weren't on a govt. contract for this job either. Let's let the cart catch up to the horse first.

This event is already being dubbed "Obama's Katrina"



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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This event is already being dubbed "Obama's Katrina"


By the Conservative radio it is. SO what is it gonna be? He's either doing too much or too little? He did not set the voluntary safeguard laws as far as I know...he only ok'd more drilling....which many Conservatives wanted....but now they will attack him for it?

Myself, I was actually for an "all of the above" approach...but after seeing how this will hurt our economy and country...not to mention the environment...I think we need to put off shore drilling on the shelf.

It drives me insane that it HAS to be the governments fault when everyone states they regulate too much...and in this case they didn't. Other countries require more safeguards to shut things like this down immediately before it becomes a dissaster. They were not required to do so in the gulf.

Jibeho, you read the posts here and you can see what is going on. It's automatically a conspiracy against the oil companies by some here by the government.

It's amazing that none of these companies ever seem to be at blame....why???



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by David9176

Drilling Process Attracts Scrutiny in Rig Explosion



Concerns about the cementing process—and about whether rigs have enough safeguards to prevent blowouts—raise questions about whether the industry can safely drill in deep water and whether regulators are up to the task of monitoring them.

[edit on 30-4-2010 by David9176]


I can tell you how this became a story. Someone on the far left searched the list of contractors, found Halliburton, searched for what Halliburton provided and then wrote a story about how their involvement might have been to blame.

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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I can tell you how this became a story. Someone on the far left searched the list of contractors, found Halliburton, searched for what Halliburton provided and then wrote a story about how their involvement might have been to blame.


Yep. God Forbid it's actually the fault of any of the companies involved. Just more left wing BS of course.

Just another conspiracy against the oil companies who are always innocent.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:37 PM
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Right now the Katrina statement isn't about policy its about response. It took 8 days to elevate this incident to a national emergency level.


It's been argued that Hurricane Katrina was one of George W. Bush's biggest organizational failures, for the tragedy was allowed to fester on for way too long before his much-vaunted homeland security apparatus sprang into action.

Will the oil spill in the gulf -- which some suspect could be worse than Exxon Valdez -- be the equivalent for Barack Obama?

Today the story got elevated to national emergency level, but the explosion on the rig happened eight days ago!

While numerous investigations will no doubt be launched into the companies behind the rig (BP, Transocean), will anyone ask what the DHS and The White House have been doing for 8 days, while an ecological disaster was unfolding in such a sensitive region?


Hello, The Gulf Oil Spill Is Obama's Katrina Read more: www.businessinsider.com...

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I know that Obama has nothing to do with this but this is now on his shoulders just like Katrina fell on Bush's and that was a nature made disaster. To Bush's advantage, most of the problems with Katrina were due to the governor and mayor Nagan. Obama will have to ride this one out by himself. All industries that will feel the effect of this will be watching closley and feeling the pain directly. They estimate that this could take 3 months to cap off. This is going to be brutal.

Imagine a full season without Gulf shrimp and oysters in addition to the other commercial fishing operations in that region. Commercial fishing is a multibillion dollar operation in that region. Not to mention shipping and tourism.

I have a friend in the vacation rental business in Gulf Shores Alabama and he is sweating bullets along with all of the property owners there.



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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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Jibeho....yes...I agree. It shouldn't have taken this long....then again...it couldn't be stopped if there response time was sooner. They are saying this could flow for up to 90 days. At 5000 barrels of oil a day, that is catastrophic.

This is horrible for our country...horrible for Louisiana, and horrible for our economy...not to mention the environment. (The fact that somebody called Bobby Jindal, not naming names, a Socialist for calling a national emergency is so GD ridiculous I simply can't believe it!)

We are failing as a country jibeho.


Full of hatred....full of fear....we eat up the lies and continue to hurt ourselves.



I'd rather go back to the days where I didn't care when I was younger. Why can't we just do what's right for all of us? Do we have to let it all go down before we learn our lesson?



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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For the sake of expediency:

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