Halliburton Knew Of Deepwater Cement Flaws: Report

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Investigators looking into the Deepwater Horizon disaster have found evidence that Halliburton Co. knew that a cement mixture used in the Gulf of Mexico oil well was potentially unstable.

A lead investigator into reasons for the spill, attorney Fred H. Bartlit Jr. of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, noted those findings in a letter Thursday to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

Houston-based Halliburton found favorable results in only one of four tests it ran on a...
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