Halliburton has now admitted that it had skipped important safety tests when developing the cement that would seal the BP Macondo well that led to this year’s catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Halliburton’s acknowledgement of error follows findings by a presidential commission on the oil spill that Halliburton knew the seal was unstable but used it anyway.
Reports of Halliburton’s ethically sketchy conduct is nothing new. Over the years, Halliburton’s found itself surrounded by unsettling reports, allegations, rumors, settlements and the like. And the latest flap over Halliburton’s apparent misdeeds marks excellent occasion to take readers through … Halliburton’s Greatest Hits.