Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Barracuda & Caratinga Leasing v. KBR (Defective Bolts)

Halliburton announced that an arbitration panel ordered Halliburton to pay Barracuda & Caratinga Leasing Company (BCLC) $200 million related to a claim BCLC filed against Halliburton’s former subsidiary, KBR. KBR had a contract with BCLC for the development of the Barracuda and Caratinga oil fields off the coast of Brazil. BCLC claimed that certain subsea bolts used in the project were defective. The arbitration panel ruled that KBR was liable for the cost of replacing the bolts. (When KBR was spun off of Halliburton in 2007, Halliburton agreed to pay all the costs and expenses, cash settlements or cash arbitration awards related to the case.)

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Halliburton Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Halliburton $200,000,000
Further Information Released
Halliburton Press Release 10/1/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database