A Ghanaian delegation to the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, USA, has visited Halliburton, a Houston-based oil and gas services provider to familiarise themselves with the operations of the company.
The delegation, led by the Deputy Minister for Energy in-charge of Infrastructure and Finance, Joseph Cudjoe, was taken through presentations about the company’s operations by officials of the company.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton celebrates its 100 years of service as one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.
It employs about 60,000 workers from about 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries.
The company helps its customers maximise value 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 throughout the life of the asset.
Currently, Halliburton has established a branch in Ghana, and has Joint Venture Partnership with BBS Engineering Limited and providing all the engineering works for ENI,Tullow Oil PLC, Siapem, MODEC and Aker Energy.
In a brief remarks, Joseph Cudjoe charged the authorities of Halliburton to ensure that Ghanaians were properly integrated into the activities of the company.
Senior Area Manager in-charge of Halliburton Africa Operations, Mr. Bharath Kannan indicated that the company is committed to increasing training in technology transfer to about 10 percent for Ghanaians under their employment.
CEO of Petroleum Commission Egbert Faibille Jnr urged the company to adhere to the laws regulating Ghana’s upstream sector.