Breaking: Halliburton Admits Cement Test Failure- Those Skanks!

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posted on Oct, 30 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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The Texas-based Halliburton Company has confessed to pouring a cement mix down BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well without testing the stability of its exact composition.

The company, which was BP's cementing contractor, came under increased scrutiny when investigators from the US president's oil spill commission revealed on Thursday that tests performed by the company before the deadly blowout showed the cement to be unstable.

Halliburton's confession comes as it has also admitted to having sufficient evidence that not all mixes were stabilizing well.

The cement mix's failure to prevent oil and gas from entering the well has been identified by BP and others as one of the causes of the largest offshore oil spill in US history.

Halliburton in a statement issued late Thursday night said it did not conduct a stability test on the final mix of cement after a last-minute change by BP added more of a certain ingredient. Earlier statements by the company had said tests showed the cement to be stable.


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Yeah, skanks! You heard me. SKANKS. Any questions?

I hate that fricken company just about worse than I hate the Federal Reserve- and let me tell ya: that's hard to do!


And you better believe I have not bought one red cent of BP oil anywhere after this. And don't give me that junk about it affecting local vendors, boo hoo, blah blah blah.


They should boycott BP too. And the government needs to sue the fricken pants of Halliburton, and bring them up on criminal negligence charges. The damage to the environment alone should see every one of their execs hanged from the gallows. The fish would sure appreciate it!


BAH!!!!!!!!




posted on Oct, 30 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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Good to see that people on ATS so opening minded and caring so little about all the small business holders who have purchased a BP franchise.

Can we expect President Obama to attempt to cripple Halliburton and stop them from given a dividend to their shareholders? Dream on. Halliburton is a US based company, so President Obama will be US racist and not go after Halliburton with the full power of his office, as he did for BP.

Not sure how you can punish Halliburton with your purchasing spend as they are service company to the oil industry?



posted on Oct, 30 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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BP has not gotten much, if any of my money anyway. They were always some of the highest gas prices around. Hated 'em, and for more reasons than that, too. No air pumps, and little to no special services. Like fixing a flat.

You can tell when a company is appreciative of your business. They keep prices competitive, offer extra values, and even the owner will come out once in a while and shake a hand or two with a smile and a thank you. And they hire courteous employees. They also PROMOTE from within when at all possible.

And Halliburton? The mere mention of the name brings Dick Cheney's face into my brain- and there is nothing worse to ruin an otherwise nice day.


"The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratic regimes friendly to the United States" - Richard Cheney



Without any previous business experience, Cheney leaves the Department of Defense to become the CEO of Halliburton Co., one of the biggest oil-services companies in the world. He will be chairman of the company from 1996 to October 1998 and from February to August 2000. Under Cheney's leadership, Halliburton moves up from 73rd to 18th on the Pentagon's list of top contractors. The company garners $2.3 billion in U.S. government contracts, which almost doubles the $1.2 billion it earned from the government previously.

Most of the contracts are granted by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.3 Halliburton's overseas operations go from 51% to 68% of its revenue. According to the Center for Public Integrity,4 under Cheney's leadership the company also receives $1.5 billion worth of assistance from government-sponsored agencies such as OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) and the Export-Import Bank, a huge increase compared to the $100 million that the company had received in federal loans and guarantees in the five years prior to Cheney's arrival.

Years later, during the 2000 campaign in a broadcasted vice presidential candidates' debate with Joe Lieberman, Cheney asserts that "the government has absolutely nothing to do" with his financial success as chairman of Halliburton Co.5 Halliburton pleads guilty to criminal charges of violating a U.S. ban on exports to Libya by selling Col. Qaddafi six pulse neutron generators, devices that can be used to detonate nuclear weapons.6 Halliburton pays a $3.8 million penalty to settle alleged violations of the U.S. trade ban.7


www.halliburtonwatch.org...

Plenty more there, if an antagonist would care to read.

That company is the epitome of American EVIL. And just part of the TRUE American AXIS of evil. Not the one Bush lied to us about.



SKANKS, I say.



posted on Oct, 30 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Skanks!!

and in my second line i will say it again..Skanks!



posted on Nov, 1 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
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Skanks!!

and in my second line i will say it again..Skanks!




Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me? I mean I could have come up with any number of other words, but skanks just felt good at the time.


But regardless, notice that Halliburton is still trying to put the blame off on BP, saying that it was because of a last minute BP change in the mixture...



posted on Nov, 1 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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This is outrageous. How do they get away with it? I mean, even with ALLLLL the hands they have in their back pockets, I wouldn't think you could get enough people to look the other way from this one. It isn't just about the U.S., but the entire world.



posted on Nov, 1 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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"The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratic regimes friendly to the United States" - Richard Cheney


Ah, why not just call him what anyone that knows him calls him...DICK.


I have hated DICKs buddies Halliburton for years, and this news sure as hell doesn't change my opinion. That is one of the few things I am certain of.



posted on Nov, 1 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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Sorry to pee on your lynch mob, but I worked in the drilling industry, and here's how this kind of thing goes down:

The producing company (BP) makes all calls on every aspect of the well creation, from what drillbits to use to the type of casing to the cement blend. In known production field wells like I worked, the cementers generally showed up with a mix plan, but as a formality it was run by the production company boss for approval anyhow.
On an exploratory well drilling in deep water there is absolutely no way in hell BP would just hand over the cement job engineering to a subcontractor. Halliburton's guys went out there to mix cement and pump it down, that's it. When BP said good to go, Halliburton was released.

When things were looking bad, Halliburton told BP what was up. BP made the call to let it ride. A subcontractor has absolutely zero authority to call a job good in someone else's wellsite. Should Halliburton have whistleblown right away? Maybe, but you can be damned sure if they did, work would be pretty scarce for Halliburton crews. It's a relatively small industry where most of the upper management players have worked together at some point in their careers.

So while Halliburton is arguably a son of a bee-otch of a company, it's not the guys in the field pouring cement for Halliburton that are to blame...Essentially it's the way the entire industry does business, with a priority on saving money and speeding through processes as fast as possible.





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