Halliburton Opens Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia

Halliburton inaugurated its sixth Eastern Hemisphere-based manufacturing center, augmenting the company's 16 existing production facilities across North and Latin America, Europe and Asia. The 20,000-square-meter (approximately 215,000-square-foot) facility, approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) northwest of Singapore, targets supply chain production and delivery capabilities across Halliburton's Completion and Production division.

Personnel in Johor perform procurement and customer-service activities, as well as engineering, machining and product assembly. Approximately 100 employees work in the facility today and headcount is expected to exceed 250 by year-end. The Johor facility primarily will supply the company's completion equipment and cementing tools to customers in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Europe Eurasia regions.

"We are excited to launch today a greater offering of our products and equipment to our Eastern Hemisphere customers," said David King, president of Halliburton's Completion and Production division. "The addition of the Johor facility is another step in our company's strategic plan to concentrate more of our investments and supply chain resources to our key growth areas."

Len Cooper, Halliburton's senior vice president, Supply Chain and Management Systems, added: "This facility creates a more responsive organization for our international customers while building regional supply networks that support local economies."

"Johor is the economic development hub of Malaysia," said Rao Abdullah, Halliburton's country lead for Central Asia. "Our talented employees here add a strong link in our global supply chain and it is very exciting to network Malaysia into Halliburton's expanding production facilities."

Currently, Halliburton plans to continue its Eastern Hemisphere expansion with a combined manufacturing and technology center opening in Singapore later in 2008.

Building on more than 30 years of success in Malaysia, more than 700 employees support the Company's various product and service line offerings across the country, including Cementing, Production Enhancement, Completion Tools, Wireline and Perforating Services, Sperry Drilling Services, Baroid Fluid Services, Security DBS Drill Bits and Landmark – the leading supplier of software, optimized computing solutions and services for the upstream oil and gas industry.