HOUSTON – Halliburton has filed claims against BP in a Texas state court stemming from the Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico for negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement, and defamation. Halliburton also has moved to amend its claims against BP in multi-district litigation in New Orleans to include fraud.
Halliburton says these allegations are based upon BP providing Halliburton with inaccurate information prior to performing cementing services and BP’s use of an omission of that information in subsequent public statements, filings, and governmental investigations.
Halliburton says it has learned that BP provided Halliburton inaccurate information about the actual location of hydrocarbon zones in the Macondo well. Halliburton says the actual location of the hydrocarbon zones is critical information required prior to performing cementing services and is necessary to achieve desired cement placement.