• 4 minutes Phase One trade deal, for China it is all about technology war
  • 7 minutes IRAN / USA
  • 11 minutes Shale Oil Fiasco
  • 16 minutes Swedes Think Climate Policy Worst Waste of Taxpayers' Money in 2019
  • 12 hours Indonesia Stands Up to China. Will Japan Help?
  • 24 hours Beijing Must Face Reality That Taiwan is Independent
  • 26 mins We're freezing! Isn't it great? The carbon tax must be working!
  • 3 hours Three oil pipeline projects inch toward goal-line for Canada
  • 8 hours The Libyan Oil in a Sea of Chaos, War and Disruptions
  • 1 hour Trump capitulated
  • 1 day Gravity is a scam!
  • 1 hour Yet another Petroteq debt for equity deal
  • 1 day Trump has changed into a World Leader
  • 11 hours OIL & GAS LOSSES! Schlumberger Posts $10B Loss in 2019
  • 15 hours Prototype Haliade X 12MW turbine starts operating in Rotterdam
  • 1 day China's Economy and Subsequent Energy Demand To Decelerate Sharply Through 2024
  • 21 hours US Shale: Technology
  • 22 hours Iranian government can do everything to avoid attacking American people.
Alt Text

Chinese Scientists Find New Way To Clean Up Oil Spills

Chinese scientists have invented a…

Alt Text

BP To Take Final Hit On 2010 Disaster

British Petroleum is set to…

Alt Text

The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

Scientists have discovered a rod-shaped…

Energy Digital

Energy Digital

Energy Digital is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and all aspects of managing the environment.…

More Info

Premium Content

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of its Involvement in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP claims Halliburton Energy Services Inc. intentionally destroyed evidence that proved the firm shared the blame for last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to BP's federal court filing yesterday, Halliburton hid test results showing samples of the cement used to seal BP's Macondo well after it exploded.

The fight is getting ugly as BP and Halliburton sue each other over the fault of the blow-out that resulted in 11 deaths, hundreds of lawsuits from locally damaged businesses and the country's worst offshore oil spill in history.

"BP has now learned the reason for Halliburton's intransigence -- Halliburton destroyed the results of physical slurry testing, and it has, at best, lost the computer modelling outputs that showed no channelling. More egregious still, Halliburton intentionally destroyed the evidence related to its non-privileged cement testing, in part because it wanted to eliminate any risk that this evidence would be used against it at trial," the BP papers say.

Using in-house labs, samples of the cement used were produced in an environment that prevented third-party labs from conducting precise tests and allowed Halliburton to destroy any results the company felt would have been indicators of instability, according to BP. Demanding Halliburton's computer used in the modelling be investigated by a third-party forensic data recovery firm, BP hopes missing evidence can be recovered to prove otherwise.

BP has also asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to levy sanctions against Halliburton to bar the company from using certain evidence of defences at trial against BP. Halliburton has responded with continual denial of any responsibility for the spill.

By. Carin Hall of Energy Digital




Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage




Leave a comment
  • ralph on December 20 2011 said:
    Given that Haliburton bought the largest oil cleanup firm in the world Boots and Scoots Just 1 month prior to the oil spill and Haliburton poured the foundations and a Haliburton employee was on break from the control panel when the oil spill occurred is all just Coincidence. Just because Cheney kept hi Haliburton stocks and gave no bid contracts in Iraq and there was 55 billion spent on rebuilding the Iraq infrastructure and 50 billion turned up missing is another coincidence.

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News