Oilfield services company Halliburton announced Friday it has sued BP in Texas state court for negligent misrepresentation; business disparagement; and defamation related to the Macondo well blowout.
Halliburton has also added a fraud claim against BP in the multi-district federal litigation in New Orleans.
Halliburton said the new allegations are based upon BP providing inaccurate information prior to Halliburton’s 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.
Halliburton has learned that BP gave 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.