BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence in Gulf Oil Spill Case

Oil BurnLaurel Brubaker Calkins reports in the Washington Post:

BP Plc accused a unit of Halliburton Co. of intentionally destroying evidence that could be used to prove the oilfield services firm shares blame for the blowout that caused the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. destroyed test results that showed samples of the cement used to seal London-based BP’s Macondo well, which exploded off the Louisiana coast last year, were unstable, BP said in a filing in federal court in New Orleans.

The oilfield services provider also suppressed computer models that might prove Halliburton was at fault “because it wanted to eliminate any risk that this evidence would be used against it at trial,” BP said in the filing. BP asked the court to find that Halliburton destroyed evidence on purpose and to compel the company to turn over for third-party examination the computer used for the modeling.

“Halliburton is reviewing the details of the motion filed today,’’ Beverly Stafford, a Halliburton spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. “However, we believe that the conclusion that BP is asking the court to draw is without merit, and we look forward to contesting their motion in court.’’

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12 Responses to BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence in Gulf Oil Spill Case

  1. Watchmen December 11, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    First and foremost.  BP wouldn’t listen to their own employees who warned them of the potential catastrophe.  Second they hired Halliburton to seal the spill.  When has Halliburton not done anything that isn’t shady.  BP gets no sympathy.  Halliburton most likely had a hand in lobbying for the recently passed  National Defense Authorization Act.  After all one of their subsidiaries got the last  385 million dollar contract for building detention facilities for the good ol DHS. 

  2. Watchmen December 11, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    First and foremost.  BP wouldn’t listen to their own employees who warned them of the potential catastrophe.  Second they hired Halliburton to seal the spill.  When has Halliburton not done anything that isn’t shady.  BP gets no sympathy.  Halliburton most likely had a hand in lobbying for the recently passed  National Defense Authorization Act.  After all one of their subsidiaries got the last  385 million dollar contract for building detention facilities for the good ol DHS. 

  3. Watchmen December 11, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    First and foremost.  BP wouldn’t listen to their own employees who warned them of the potential catastrophe.  Second they hired Halliburton to seal the spill.  When has Halliburton not done anything that isn’t shady.  BP gets no sympathy.  Halliburton most likely had a hand in lobbying for the recently passed  National Defense Authorization Act.  After all one of their subsidiaries got the last  385 million dollar contract for building detention facilities for the good ol DHS. 

  4. Watchmen December 11, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    First and foremost.  BP wouldn’t listen to their own employees who warned them of the potential catastrophe.  Second they hired Halliburton to seal the spill.  When has Halliburton not done anything that isn’t shady.  BP gets no sympathy.  Halliburton most likely had a hand in lobbying for the recently passed  National Defense Authorization Act.  After all one of their subsidiaries got the last  385 million dollar contract for building detention facilities for the good ol DHS. 

  5. Watchmen December 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    First and foremost.  BP wouldn’t listen to their own employees who warned them of the potential catastrophe.  Second they hired Halliburton to seal the spill.  When has Halliburton not done anything that isn’t shady.  BP gets no sympathy.  Halliburton most likely had a hand in lobbying for the recently passed  National Defense Authorization Act.  After all one of their subsidiaries got the last  385 million dollar contract for building detention facilities for the good ol DHS. 

    • truth hurts December 11, 2011 at 1:17 am #

      well said, sir…

  6. truth hurts December 11, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    well said, sir…

  7. DeepCough December 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    This was brought to light by Jesse Ventura on his show Conspiracy Theory over a year ago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LHAh-eTUtY

  8. DeepCough December 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    This was brought to light by Jesse Ventura on his show Conspiracy Theory over a year ago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LHAh-eTUtY

  9. Bill reeder December 16, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    OSE II the way to restore the entire Gulf of Mexico adversely
    effected by the BP spill. OSE II was successfully tested by BP for the Gulf
    spill, Governor Jindal, State senators from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,
    the City of Destin all requested the use of OSE II to the EPA, and the Coast
    Guard research in Groten Connecticut sent a letter to the On Scene Coordinator
    to take action with OSE II, and to date nothing has transpired, except for the
    adverse effects of the spill on the gulf waters and shorelines. OSE II is a non
    toxic proven technology that has cleaned up over 16000 spills, and restore the
    Gulf waters by detoxifying the water column and converting oil in the Gulf
    waters, on the seabed, in the marshes, or on the beaches, to CO2 and water,
    returning the entire spill effected area to pre spill conditions, as OSE II has
    done so many times before.  The US EPA has put the US behind third world
    countries in oil spill response by establishing an illegal monopoly for Exxon’s
    toxic Corexit product. OSE II could show the public there is a safe effective
    means to address spills even a disaster as large as this spill, which would
    bring about public confidence in drilling and the ability to not be exposed to
    eating unsafe seafood. The US EPA has violated its own charter, and mission
    through its own restrictive actions for the last 23 years, and in doing so has
    prevented oil spill response from moving forward, causing our US environments
    to suffer needlessly, as the BP’s inadequate spill response proved. BP has
    requested the use of OSE II twice during the Gulf spill yet EPA only allowed
    them to access and use toxic dispersants that do not clean up spills, they only
    sink the oil exacerbating all the problems and toxicity associated with a
    spill. The EPA routinely states the Corexit dispersant was effective without
    defining effective. What the EPA means by effective is the dispersant has
    sunken at least 45% of the oil into a secondary area the water column which is
    where 60% of marine species live. The EPA clearly has the wrong intentions for
    the US navigable waters, and has forced the compromised health of hundreds of
    thousands of Gulf States residents allowing only the use of extremely toxic
    Corexit dispersants. The EPA knew before hand Corexit dispersants were toxic
    and compromised health from the Valdez spill yet they would only allow these
    toxic products in spite of they themselves using the non toxic effective
    product, OSE II on a US navigable spill in Oklahoma. Unfortunately our
    environment is in the hands of a federal US department that does not have the
    best interest of the environment, marine and wildlife, and US citizens, or our
    natural resources!

     

  10. Bill reeder December 16, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    OSE II the way to restore the entire Gulf of Mexico adversely
    effected by the BP spill. OSE II was successfully tested by BP for the Gulf
    spill, Governor Jindal, State senators from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,
    the City of Destin all requested the use of OSE II to the EPA, and the Coast
    Guard research in Groten Connecticut sent a letter to the On Scene Coordinator
    to take action with OSE II, and to date nothing has transpired, except for the
    adverse effects of the spill on the gulf waters and shorelines. OSE II is a non
    toxic proven technology that has cleaned up over 16000 spills, and restore the
    Gulf waters by detoxifying the water column and converting oil in the Gulf
    waters, on the seabed, in the marshes, or on the beaches, to CO2 and water,
    returning the entire spill effected area to pre spill conditions, as OSE II has
    done so many times before.  The US EPA has put the US behind third world
    countries in oil spill response by establishing an illegal monopoly for Exxon’s
    toxic Corexit product. OSE II could show the public there is a safe effective
    means to address spills even a disaster as large as this spill, which would
    bring about public confidence in drilling and the ability to not be exposed to
    eating unsafe seafood. The US EPA has violated its own charter, and mission
    through its own restrictive actions for the last 23 years, and in doing so has
    prevented oil spill response from moving forward, causing our US environments
    to suffer needlessly, as the BP’s inadequate spill response proved. BP has
    requested the use of OSE II twice during the Gulf spill yet EPA only allowed
    them to access and use toxic dispersants that do not clean up spills, they only
    sink the oil exacerbating all the problems and toxicity associated with a
    spill. The EPA routinely states the Corexit dispersant was effective without
    defining effective. What the EPA means by effective is the dispersant has
    sunken at least 45% of the oil into a secondary area the water column which is
    where 60% of marine species live. The EPA clearly has the wrong intentions for
    the US navigable waters, and has forced the compromised health of hundreds of
    thousands of Gulf States residents allowing only the use of extremely toxic
    Corexit dispersants. The EPA knew before hand Corexit dispersants were toxic
    and compromised health from the Valdez spill yet they would only allow these
    toxic products in spite of they themselves using the non toxic effective
    product, OSE II on a US navigable spill in Oklahoma. Unfortunately our
    environment is in the hands of a federal US department that does not have the
    best interest of the environment, marine and wildlife, and US citizens, or our
    natural resources!

     

  11. Bill reeder December 16, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    OSE II the way to restore the entire Gulf of Mexico adversely
    effected by the BP spill. OSE II was successfully tested by BP for the Gulf
    spill, Governor Jindal, State senators from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,
    the City of Destin all requested the use of OSE II to the EPA, and the Coast
    Guard research in Groten Connecticut sent a letter to the On Scene Coordinator
    to take action with OSE II, and to date nothing has transpired, except for the
    adverse effects of the spill on the gulf waters and shorelines. OSE II is a non
    toxic proven technology that has cleaned up over 16000 spills, and restore the
    Gulf waters by detoxifying the water column and converting oil in the Gulf
    waters, on the seabed, in the marshes, or on the beaches, to CO2 and water,
    returning the entire spill effected area to pre spill conditions, as OSE II has
    done so many times before.  The US EPA has put the US behind third world
    countries in oil spill response by establishing an illegal monopoly for Exxon’s
    toxic Corexit product. OSE II could show the public there is a safe effective
    means to address spills even a disaster as large as this spill, which would
    bring about public confidence in drilling and the ability to not be exposed to
    eating unsafe seafood. The US EPA has violated its own charter, and mission
    through its own restrictive actions for the last 23 years, and in doing so has
    prevented oil spill response from moving forward, causing our US environments
    to suffer needlessly, as the BP’s inadequate spill response proved. BP has
    requested the use of OSE II twice during the Gulf spill yet EPA only allowed
    them to access and use toxic dispersants that do not clean up spills, they only
    sink the oil exacerbating all the problems and toxicity associated with a
    spill. The EPA routinely states the Corexit dispersant was effective without
    defining effective. What the EPA means by effective is the dispersant has
    sunken at least 45% of the oil into a secondary area the water column which is
    where 60% of marine species live. The EPA clearly has the wrong intentions for
    the US navigable waters, and has forced the compromised health of hundreds of
    thousands of Gulf States residents allowing only the use of extremely toxic
    Corexit dispersants. The EPA knew before hand Corexit dispersants were toxic
    and compromised health from the Valdez spill yet they would only allow these
    toxic products in spite of they themselves using the non toxic effective
    product, OSE II on a US navigable spill in Oklahoma. Unfortunately our
    environment is in the hands of a federal US department that does not have the
    best interest of the environment, marine and wildlife, and US citizens, or our
    natural resources!

     

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