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Halliburton Co is suing BP Plc for “negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation” related to BP’s claims about who was to blame for last year’s Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Halliburton said BP provided inaccurate information prior to Halliburton carrying out its cementing services the day before the disaster, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in Texas state court.
Halliburton said BP knew or should have known about an additional hydrocarbon zone ....
“BP was solely responsible for identifying all hydrocarbon-bearing zones in the well and for identifying where the designed top of cement should be located in order to isolate all such zones,” Halliburton said in the lawsuit.
The Houston-based company [Halliburton] said it was fully indemnified under its contract with BP because it had performed the cement work according to BP specifications.
In April, London-based BP sued Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International. Cameron made the blowout preventer for the well, a so-called fail-safe device that failed to automatically shut down the well.
Shares of BP and Haliburton were both down 3 percent on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 index was about 2 percent lower.
The case is Halliburton Energy Services Inc v. BP Exploration & Production Inc et al, No. 2011-52580 in Court 234 of the District Court of Harris County, Texas.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Halliburton should be closed by force, the CEO and the board of executives sued. Assets seized and sold and give the money to those affected in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the gulf.