13 June 2013 – Halliburton Co. announced the opening of its new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park, located at Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The center provides the setting for collaboration as the Company works with the country’s leading universities and customer research groups to establish a global center of expertise for deepwater and mature fields.
“Technology has played an important role in addressing our customers’ challenges, particularly in Brazil’s deepwater as well as mature field environments,” said Tim Probert, president of Strategy and Corporate Development for Halliburton. “This state-of-the-art center in Brazil, close to our customers, allows us to accelerate new technology development and enable Halliburton to deliver even more innovative solutions to our customers faster,” said Probert.
The 7,062-square-meter technology center is located on three floors and includes specialized laboratories, a collaboration room, a testing area, and conference and training rooms. Halliburton has provided products and services to Brazil’s energy industry for nearly 60 years. Today, the Company operates in 11 locations across Brazil and employs approximately 2,000 people in the country.