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Halliburton sues BP over Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion

September 7, 2011

NEW ORLEANS — Halliburton Energy Services Inc. filed a lawsuit against BP, claiming the oil company failed to disclose critical information regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Louisiana Record reported.

Halliburton, which provided the cement that BP used on the Deepwater Horizon, stated in the lawsuit that “BP failed to disclose and/or negligently or grossly negligently misrepresented to [Halliburton] critical information relative to the identification of the shallowest hydrocarbon-bearing sands within the production interval of the Macondo well.”

According to the suit, BP is liable because the disclosure of the information about the hydrocarbons located near the well would have allowed Halliburton to adjust the drilling.