BP is alleging that Halliburton destroyed potentially incriminating evidence related to the quality of the cement mixture used in anchoring the Gulf of Mexico oil well that exploded in April 2010 and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, according to documents filed Monday in a New Orleans federal court.
In the court documents, BP claims that Halliburton intentionally destroyed information about potential problems with the slurry used to cement the oil well in place. BP also accused Halliburton of failing to provide computer modeling that may have been damaging to the oilfield services contractor; Halliburton claims the computer modeling is gone.
Meanwhile, multidistrict litigation against BP and others accountable for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is scheduled to begin in early 2012. Likewise, BP is facing lawsuits from boat owners and operators who participated in the oil company’s Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) program and claim they were inadequately paid.
A number of VOO participants are also accusing BP of failing to decontaminate their vessels, not providing adequate protective gear, and not paying for related damages and operating expenses.
If you were not properly compensated for your participation in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity program or if you were otherwise harmed as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help. Please contact us today for a free case evaluation.