Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Bon Secour Fisheries et al. v. Halliburton (April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)

The beneficiaries of the Deepwater Horizon economic and property damages settlement class sued Halliburton Energy Services for an alleged faulty well design that caused an oil spill that damaged fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the lawsuit, after an equipment failure inside the Macondo well sank the Deepwater Horizon oil platform on April 20, 2010, the well ruptured, gushing oil into the Gulf for several months. Halliburton was responsible for the design, testing, and cement job execution at the well. The plaintiffs allege that Halliburton’s actions, including using a faulty cement blend, made the well unsafe.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Halliburton $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 9/24/2015

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database