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Halliburton suit claims BP gave it false data on ill-fated drilling project
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ' Halliburton has filed a lawsuit in a Texas state court against BP PLC claiming the oil giant provided it with inaccurate information about the deepwater well that blew out and spawned last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
It's the latest of several suits between partners in the well against each other.
Halliburton, which did cement work on BP's Macondo well, also said Friday that it is amending existing claims against BP in federal court to include fraud allegations.
Halliburton filed the Texas suit on Thursday claiming BP provided false information about the location of hydrocarbon zones in the well before the blowout. Halliburton says knowing the location of those zones is critical for a cementing job.
A BP spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.