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Halliburton Releases Intelligent Drill Bit to Optimize Drilling Performance
Aug. 6, 2020
Source: World Oil

Halliburton Releases Intelligent Drill Bit to Optimize Drilling Performance

Halliburton introduced Cerebro Force in-bit sensors, a first-of-its-kind technology that captures weight, torque and bending measurements directly from the bit to improve understanding of downhole environments, optimize bit design and increase drilling efficiency. Built on Halliburton’s successful in-bit vibration sensing platform, Cerebro Force utilizes downhole data to reduce or eliminate surface measurement uncertainty and inefficiencies caused by bit design, bottomhole assembly and drilling parameter selection.

Halliburton enters into an agreement with Microsoft and Accenture
July 18, 2020
Source: World Oil

Halliburton enters into an agreement with Microsoft and Accenture

Halliburton, Microsoft and Accenture entered into a five-year strategic agreement to advance Halliburton’s digital capabilities in Microsoft Azure. Under the agreement, Halliburton will move to cloud-based digital platforms and strengthen its customer offerings by, Enhancing real-time platforms for remote operations, Improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake utilizing ML & AI, and Accelerating the deployment of new technology and applications, including SOC2 compliance, for Halliburton’s system reliability and security.

Halliburton introduces DynaTrac: a real time depth correlation system
May 29, 2020
Source: World Oil

Halliburton introduces DynaTrac: a real time depth correlation system

Halliburton introduced the DynaTrac Real-Time Wireless Depth Correlation System, a new technology that reduces uncertainty and saves rig-time by enabling operators to accurately position packers, perforating guns and the bottom-hole assembly without running wireline or moving the work string. This system takes static measurements to determine the position of the BHA before and after setting the retrievable packer.

Halliburton reports $1 billion loss in first quarter
April 21, 2020
Source: Reuters

Halliburton reports $1 billion loss in first quarter

U.S. oilfield services giant, Halliburton yesterday recorded a $1 billion loss on charges and cut its budget by 50%, largest yet among top energy companies. The move came as U.S. crude futures tumbled to lows not seen in two decades. The Houston-based firm registered a net loss of $1.02 billion in the last quarter, compared with a profit of $152 million in the corresponding quarter last year.

Halliburton lays off 350 employees in Oklahoma
April 7, 2020
Source: Reuters

Halliburton lays off 350 employees in Oklahoma

Oilfield services major, Halliburton yesterday informed about cutting about 350 jobs in Oklahoma and that its executives would reduce their salaries amid a deepening oil price rout. Spokeswoman Emily Mir said, “This was a difficult decision, but is necessary action as we face challenging market conditions,”. In a filing to the state, Halliburton said that permanent job cuts could begin this week at its Duncan, Oklahoma, facility.

Halliburton to furlough 3500 staff in Houston
March 18, 2020
Source: Reuters

Halliburton to furlough 3500 staff in Houston

Oilfield services giant, Halliburton yesterday said that it will furlough 3500 staff in Houston for 60 days amidst expenditure cut by shale producers due to falling oil prices. The move will mean that the affected staff will be working in a cycle of one-week on and one-week off during the period. While benefits will remain during the furlough, payment will not be made to workers for the weeks not at work.

Halliburton reports net loss in the fourth quarter
Jan. 22, 2020

Halliburton reports net loss in the fourth quarter

Oilfield services giant, Halliburton, yesterday, reported a net loss in the fourth quarter, slipping on a charge of over $2.2 billion on its fracking business because of falling demand from oil and gas producers in North America. The Houston-based firm reported a net loss attributable of $1.7 billion, or $1.88 per share, compared with a profit of $664 million, a year earlier.

Petrofac and Halliburton join Seapulse-Maersk Drilling exploration pact
Dec. 13, 2019
Source: Energy Voice

Petrofac and Halliburton join Seapulse-Maersk Drilling exploration pact

Oilfield services giants, Halliburton and Petrofac have become the new members of the drilling exploration pact previously between Seapulse and Maersk Drilling. Under the pact, the quartet will carry out work on a “global wells programme”. The alliance will see Petrofac providing well management services, and Halliburton will deliver integrated well services. Maersk Drilling will offer drilling services and subcontracts.

Halliburton to drop staff at California’s Bakersfield plant
Dec. 7, 2019
Source: Reuters

Halliburton to drop staff at California’s Bakersfield plant

Halliburton is cutting jobs at its Bakersfield plant in California, as the US firm scuffles with sinking profits amid a global slowdown in oil and gas activity. In a filing with California authorities, Halliburton said that the layoff plan will have an immediate impact on 70 employees. The company recently laid off 800 employees in Oklahoma, apart from 650 employees across Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and North Dakota.

Halliburton releases PixStar
Nov. 12, 2019
Source: World Oil

Halliburton releases PixStar

Halliburton has introduced a new logging-while-drilling technology, PixStar High-Resolution Ultrasonic Imaging Service. With the help of this new technology, operators will get real-time images of the borehole which will make it easy for them to identify fractures. It will also improve well stability and optimize completion design. PixStar has ultrasonic transducer through which high-resolution images are developed.

Halliburton to layoff 650 staff in US amidst slowing oilfield business
Oct. 10, 2019
Source: Reuters

Halliburton to layoff 650 staff in US amidst slowing oilfield business

Halliburton yesterday informed that it will let go of 650 jobs across the United States amidst slowing oil and gas activities. Spokeswoman for Halliburton, Emily Mir said, “Making this decision was not easy, nor taken lightly, but unfortunately it was necessary as we work to align our operations to reduced customer activity,”. Cowen and Co have projected a fall of 11% in the expenditure by U.S. independent producers this year.

Halliburton wins an international license for ExxonMobil
Oct. 10, 2019
Source: World Oil

Halliburton wins an international license for ExxonMobil

Halliburton has won an international license for gravel pack completions. This is for ExxonMobil's patented Non-Aqueous Fluid Gravel Packing (NAFPac) technique. “As the global completions leader, Halliburton is pleased to collaborate with ExxonMobil to expand the use of the NAFPac solution", said the Vice President of Completion Tools for Halliburton. NAFPac process runs the gravel-pack screens in NAF, gravel pack the well and displaces the casing in a single trip.

Halliburton's new MWD service will make drilling operations easier
Oct. 1, 2019
Source: World Oil

Halliburton's new MWD service will make drilling operations easier

Halliburton has brought a new measurement while drilling (MWD) technology to the industry that will make drilling operations more efficient. QuickPulse Automated Directional Gamma Service by Halliburton combines directional, vibration and gamma-ray sensors with a strong transmission. It has the capability to overcome any downhole interference. The transmission of data takes place in every three seconds which makes it impressively quick.

Halliburton adds to its portfolio a new downhole cutting technology
Sept. 25, 2019

Halliburton adds to its portfolio a new downhole cutting technology

Halliburton has added new technology to its product line. Oil field service company has acquired from Westerton a new portfolio of electro-mechanical downhole cutting tools and related tubing punches. This equipment will offer a safe and reliable alternative to operators for conventional pipe recovery and intervention across the well lifecycle. It will not only reduce the cost of construction of new wells but also extend the life of old wells.

Halliburton lands Woodside’s drilling and completion contract
Aug. 14, 2019

Halliburton lands Woodside’s drilling and completion contract

Oilfield services giant, Halliburton has secured nine conditional contracts for drilling and completion services pertaining to SNE Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal. Awarded by Australian energy giant, Woodside, the contracts granted include services such as drilling, logging, cementing, lower completions, e-line/slick line, coiled tubing and well testing. Phase 1 for the SNE field covers a stand-alone FPSO facility, aided with subsea infrastructure.

Halliburton posts unexpected quarterly results
July 23, 2019
Source: Reuters

Halliburton posts unexpected quarterly results

Oilfield services giant, Halliburton registered a second-quarter profit, beating analysts’ estimates. The firm’s quarterly report sent Halliburton’s shares to their biggest one-day gain in almost three years. While revenue for the firm dropped by 13.2% in North America, Halliburton registered a jump of over 12% in revenue from international markets to $2.60 billion.

Halliburton introduces new 3D reservoir mapping technology
July 18, 2019
Source: World Oil

Halliburton introduces new 3D reservoir mapping technology

With an aim to enhance the drilling efficiency, Halliburton has released first 3D reservoir mapping technology. This is a new logging-while-drilling (LWD) capability which will significantly improve well placement in complex reservoirs. It will give a detailed representation of subsurface structures. "In complex formations, visualizing data in a 3D environment helps operators significantly enhance reservoir understanding to drive better drilling decisions and maximize asset value", said VP of Sperry Drilling.

KOC awards integrated offshore drilling services contract to Halliburton
July 4, 2019
Source: World Oil

KOC awards integrated offshore drilling services contract to Halliburton

Oilfield services giant, Halliburton has secured an integrated offshore drilling services contract from Kuwait Oil Company. The contract pertains to exploration well in the Arabian Gulf. Halliburton will provide and manage drilling, fluids, wireline and perforating, well testing, coring, cementing, coiled tubing, and all offshore logistical services. The contract also requires Halliburton to deliver the offshore rigs and supply vessels for the project.

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