Yes, and many have said it all along; BP made a rational decision when it decided to use 6 centralizers in stead of 21 which Halliburton recommended. Contractors often try to create for more work for themselves, needed or not. If oil companies didn't critically screen contractor recommendations they would go bankrupt. BP made the right decision, Halliburton knew it and destroyed the model that supported BP. Not just annoying but also criminal in this case.
It's rather annoying to me that HAL got hit with a $200,000 fine for this, while BP got hit with a $4 billion fine from the feds (and the feds are still after BP). That's some serious injustice. No wonder HAL is up big today.