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Halliburton: work on oil rig finished before blast

MATTHEW DALY | May 10, 2010 01:02 PM EST |



WASHINGTON — Oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. says it safely finished a cementing operation 20 hours before a Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing Tuesday, Halliburton says it completed work on the well according to accepted industry practice and federal regulators.

Halliburton executive Tim Probert says a pressure test was conducted after the work was finished, and the well owner decided to continue. A copy of the testimony was obtained by The Associated Press.

The cause of the April 20 explosion is under investigation, but lawsuits filed after the disaster claim it was caused when Halliburton workers improperly capped the well – a process known as cementing. Halliburton denies wrongdoing.


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  • Haliburton is known for their high quality services, they delivered clean fresh water and safe electrical wiring to the soldiers, hardly any of them died from shoddy workmanship. It must be someone elses fault.

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    • KBR was a subsidiary of Haliburton from From 1995-2002, and was awarded 2.5 billion to build and run military bases when it was Haliburton/KBR.

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    • LOL... you mus be smoking crack...

      KBR a subsid of Hali killed soldiers by electricuting
      them in the showers,,, bad water, laundry for $100 a bag, overcharging again again, running empty trucks..

      you are a joke

      http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=4489783&page=1

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    • they are a subsid of Hali, Hali spun them off in 2007, well after they electricuted many soldiers in the showers...

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    • I think that dude was being sarcastic....

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  • Everyone knows the 11 missing workers were all trained in Pakistan..

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  • IT was osama bin laden in a wwii japanese midget submarine.

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  • Russians sent 600,000 people to clean up Chernobyl.
    C'mon America, you can do it..

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  • you just know the lunatic Halliburton hating left wing is going to be all over this

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    • Do you remember when a ship spilled crude oil off the coast of Oahu in 1989?? Maybe not...

      I do because we've changed our holiday destination from Hawaii to Tahiti because of that...

      Left wing, right wing BS doesn't even come into it.

      I'm sure if your favourite surf beach in Hawaii is filled with crude Oil, your attitude would change...



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  • Well Halliburton did worked on this rig 20 hours before the explosion, what a strange coincidence..........


    Someone is gonna have to pay for this and im not just talking about money, but also physically, The population is starting to get fed up with this bullshit

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  • The oceans bleed and we're helpless. Evil greedy people just don't give a shit. Hang them.

    Drown them in their own oil and set them on fire.
    Not only are they evil but their f***ing stupid too.

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  • i worked for halliburton doing just that...well cementing. well cementing isn't 'capping' a well, think of it as cementing a huge post into the ground. cement comes through the casing, out the bottom of the casing string and up between the outside of the casing and the ground. can't say i really like the company after i left...but if they pressure tested the well and it held, can't really be their fault.

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  • okay i have narrowed down the prime suspects:
    Dick CHeney
    Tony Blair and his wife
    The bagel man

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  • Can't we just shoot these fucks and be done with their murderous ways? OK, I'm done ranting, I feel better now.

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  • It was a methane bubble. Blame, blame, blame. All you dingleberries know how to do is blame, blame, blame and its always the wrong people and parties.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7696596/BP-oil-disaster-how-a-deadly-methane-bubble-triggered-explosion.html

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    • That is why they cement well heads..to prevent methane from escaping. If it is determined methane escaping caused the explosion on the rig..well sorry old man but your boys will have a lot of explaining to do.

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    • telegraph.co.uk eh? aren't you a conservative?

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    • No shit, right? So what's your point? That Halliburton caused the problem? Really? By that assessment you haven't even read the linked article then, correct? Shocking.

      Oh hey, I'm departing for London on Wednesday on my "Ugly American Tour". Shall I send you photos?

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    • UK newspaper, UK company. Figured you lefty loon birds would appreciate a source other than Fox or Drudge. Read the article and then tell old Sally who done it.

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