Press release from Business Wire
Halliburton Inaugurates Center for Technology and Innovation in Brazil
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Halliburton Inaugurates Center for Technology and Innovation in Brazil17:08 EDT Tuesday, June 11, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO (Business Wire) -- Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) announced today the opening of its new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park, located at Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The center provides the setting for collaboration as the Company works with the country's leading universities and customer research groups to establish a global center of expertise for deepwater and mature fields.
From left to right: Harold Mesa, Halliburton Brazil Country Manager; Debora Foguel, Rector of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park; Tim Probert, President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Halliburton; Jose Formigli, Director of Exploration and Production for Petrobras and Mauricio Guedes, Executive Director of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Technology has played an important role in addressing our customers' challenges, particularly in Brazil's deepwater as well as mature field environments,” said Tim Probert, president of Strategy and Corporate Development for Halliburton. “This state-of-the-art center in Brazil, close to our customers, allows us to accelerate new technology development and enable Halliburton to deliver even more innovative solutions to our customers faster,” said Probert.
The 7,062-square-meter technology center is located on three floors and includes specialized laboratories, a collaboration room, a testing area, and conference and training rooms. Halliburton has provided products and services to Brazil's energy industry for nearly 60 years. Today, the Company operates in 11 locations across Brazil and employs approximately 2,000 people in the country.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 73,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company's website at www.halliburton.com.
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