Spill Report Says BP Knew About Halliburton Trouble

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 3:50 PM EST) -- The chief counsel of a presidential investigatory commission on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill said Thursday that BP PLC knew of problems with work performed by contractor Halliburton Co. but failed to take steps to address suspected inadequacies.

The report released by Fred Bartlit, chief counsel of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling and a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, presents additional details from the monthslong investigation into the catastrophic spill, which Bartlit said underscore...
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