Halliburton Opens Technology Center in Singapore

October 30, 2008 at 10:03 pm Leave a comment

Halliburton inaugurated its new manufacturing and technology center in Singapore, marking the company’s second expansion in the Asia Pacific region this year. The center produces sophisticated electronic sensors used in the company’s signature logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools and openhole wireline logging services. The facility also serves as a repair and maintenance facility for drilling tools used throughout the region.

“Our commitment in Singapore demonstrates the strategic balancing of our business portfolio geographically,” said Dave Lesar, Halliburton chairman, president and CEO. “This investment in our research and international supply chains allows us to shorten our supply lines and gives us more flexibility to respond to emerging market conditions.”

The 20,252-sq-m facility is located in the Jurong industrial area in western Singapore and hosts production, technology research and development, logistics and operations activities.

At the dedication ceremony, Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, said: “We are an attractive and competitive manufacturing location, and we also possess world-class capabilities of a technology-driven workforce, which is well-versed in engineering disciplines and technical expertise such as the design, development and manufacture of cutting-edge products for the world.”

At peak activity, about 400 people will work in the new facility, including PhD-level physicists, scientists and engineers as well as procurement, financial and logistical support staff.

“We are dedicated to providing a more responsive global supply chain through regional networks, which deliver local products and services to meet our customer’s needs,” said Len Cooper, Sr. VP supply chain management, Halliburton. “We are proud to network Singapore into our expanding production facilities and support the local economy here.”

Nearly 80% of the components used in tool assemblies will be procured and/or manufactured in the Asia Pacific region. In this way, will Halliburton contribute to the region’s sustainable economic growth by adding valuable skills to local employees and creating greater trade opportunities for local businesses and suppliers.

When designing and building this state-of-the-art facility, Halliburton included a number of environmentally conscious features, including rockwool insulation, aluminum cladding and sun-shading, and ultraviolet/thermal treated windows. All furniture and workstations in the facility contain at least 50% recycled material.

Halliburton established operations in Singapore in 1973, continually growing to now offer a full range of technology and services across the company’s Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation divisions.





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