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Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying BP Gulf Spill Evidence

Source: Reuters 10/15/2013, Location: North America

A Halliburton Co manager formally pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Tuesday to destroying evidence in connection with the oilfield services company's role in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

The plea by Anthony Badalamenti, former cementing technology director, was submitted a month after Halliburton also pleaded guilty to similar charges over the deletion of computer simulations of the stability of the ill-fated Macondo well.

Halliburton provided cementing services for BP at the Macondo drilling operation - including the placement of "centralizers," or huge plugs, at various points in piping as it was placed inside the drilled well. Centralizers help ensure cement properly seals a well.

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