PUNE, India â€“ Halliburton has opened its first Eastern Hemisphere Technology Center in Pune, India, 170 km (106 mi) southwest of Mumbai. The 5,575 sq m (60,000 sq ft) facility is designed for global research and development particularly in production enhancement, completion tools, drilling fluids, and cementing.
Halliburton says it plans to open a second Eastern Hemisphere-based technology center in Singapore in 2008.
“The quality and talent of our scientific personnel in Pune are a superb addition to our global technological capabilities and resources,” said Vikram Rao, senior vice president, chief technology officer, Halliburton at the opening. “The Pune team adds tremendous value and reach to integrate our technology offerings worldwide.”