Halliburton files Gulf oil spill lawsuit against BP

Halliburton on Thursday filed claims against BP in Texas state court for negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation related to the Deepwater Horizon incident on April 20, 2010.

Halliburton has also moved to amend its claims against BP in the multi-district litigation in New Orleans, Louisiana, to include fraud, it said.

These allegations are based upon BP providing Halliburton with inaccurate information prior to performing cementing services on April 19, 2010, and BP’s use of and omission of that information in subsequent public statements, filings and governmental investigations, according to Halliburton officials.

Halliburton said it learned that BP provided Halliburton inaccurate information about the actual location of hydrocarbon zones in the Macondo well.

The actual location of the hydrocarbon zones is critical information required prior to performing cementing services and is necessary to achieve desired cement placement, the company said.

Halliburton says it is confident that all the work it performed with respect to the Macondo well was completed in accordance with BP’s specifications for its well construction plan and instructions, and that Halliburton is fully indemnified under the contract.

BP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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