According to one cable, the British newspaper said, BP thought the Azerbaijan leak in September 2008 was the result of a "bad cement job." Former BP CEO Tony Hayward partly blamed a "bad cement job" by contractor Halliburton for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf blowout in April killed 11 workers. All 212 workers in the Azerbaijan gas field escaped safely, but two fields were shut down and output was cut by at least 500,000 barrels per day for months, the newspaper said.
The Guardian reported that cables show that some of BP's partners in the gas field complained that information was being withheld from them. After the Gulf blowout, BP was accused of not sharing information initially with U.S. authorities.
The Guardian also reported that cables revealed by WikiLeaks on Wednesday showed: