Parker Provides Well Control, Leadership Training in Russia

Parker Drilling Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Drilling Company, announced a contract with Halliburton to provide well control and success skills training in Russia.

The first training class is under way, with subsequent classes scheduled throughout the rest of the year. The contract also allows for additional training into 2003.

"The Parker Training Center has an excellent reputation worldwide," said Robert L. Parker Jr., president and CEO. "By increasing the knowledge and improving the skill level of workers, we help provide a safer workplace and more efficient, cost-effective operations."

Russian engineers will receive training in western well-control techniques, and other Russian employees will receive training on building skills to succeed within the company.

The Parker Training Center teaches numerous classes for Parker employees and other companies' employees, and also provides down-hole well control consulting for third parties.