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The result of at least one of those tests was given on March 8 to BP, which failed to act upon it, the panel’s lead investigator, Fred H. Bartlit Jr., said in a letter delivered to the commissioners on Thursday. “There is no indication that Halliburton highlighted to BP the significance of the foam stability data or that BP personnel raised any questions about it,” Mr. Bartlit said in his report.
Another Halliburton cement test, carried out about a week before the blowout of the well on April 20, also found the mixture to be unstable, meaning it was unlikely to set properly in the well, but those findings were never sent to BP, Mr. Bartlit found after reviewing previously undisclosed documents.
Spill report may not affect Halliburton liability
Halliburton Co.'s role in the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster is facing fresh scrutiny after federal investigators this week raised new questions about a well-cementing job the company performed at BP's ill-fated Macondo well.
While the findings may have spooked investors, they are unlikely to expose the oil field services giant to additional liability in the accident, analysts and legal experts said Friday.
Not only does Halliburton's contract with BP on the project offer it broad protections, the National Oil Spill Commission's findings leave room for doubt as to whether the company did anything wrong, they said.
Analysts: Halliburton contract offers protection
The analysts said Friday Halliburton's contract has indemnity clauses from liability for spill damages. It doesn't offer protection if gross negligence is determined.
Halliburton acknowledges it skipped a critical test on the final formula of a cement mixture used to seal BP's well before it ruptured.
The Tea Party? Seriously, they are just a bunch of corporate shills and suckers pretending to have a clue.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by wcitizen
It is a shame this thread hasn't gotten more attention, just like the rest of the media, ATS has become a place where the important news gets buried.
What ever non-liability clauses Halliburton might have with BP, it isn't with the people of the Gulf, or the people of the U.S., or the U.S. government, and Halliburton's role in this should be investigated, and criminal charges of neglect should be filed considering the evidence presented in the articles I have read.
What this proves more than anything, is that we don't have the technology for deep water drilling, or at least it is not economically feasible.
In 1998 Halliburton merged with Dresser Industries, which included Kellogg