Halliburton Closes One ND Facility

Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 09:03 AM gHale


Halliburton will suspend operations in Minot, ND, starting April 1 and close the facility, a spokeswoman said last week.

The oilfield services company will transfer a majority of Minot employees to Halliburton locations in Williston and Dickinson, spokeswoman Susie McMichael said in a statement.

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She declined to answer questions about how many jobs ended up cut or transferred.

“Halliburton is closing the facility as a result of changing business needs from its customers,” McMichael said in the statement.

In response to low oil prices, Halliburton said in February it would cut between 5,200 to 6,400 jobs worldwide. Halliburton declined to comment on how many jobs it eliminated in North Dakota.

Earlier this month, Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, estimated that low oil prices have led to the reduction of 3,000 to 4,000 oilfield jobs in North Dakota. The number of drilling rigs operating in North Dakota last week was 100, down about 80 rigs from mid-December.



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