The lawsuit wrangle over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues as Halliburton filed suit against BP for “negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation” over its actions leading up to, and after, the nation’s worst oil spill.
Halliburton also said it was amending its claims against BP in ongoing multi-district litigation in New Orleans, so it includes fraud.
The Houston oil services company said BP provided it with inaccurate information about the location of oil and gas before Halliburton performed cement work on the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico on the day of the spill. It also says BP omitted information in later public statements, filings and investigations.
The actual location of the oil and gas is critical to a company performing cementing work, Halliburton said. The location determines critical elements like how much pressure the well would need and what kind of cement mix they would need to use.
“Halliburton remains 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,” the company said in a statement.