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More trouble in the oil patch:Halliburton to close office in Oklahoma, lay off 800 employees.


Halliburton is laying off more than 800 employees in El Reno, Oklahoma, and says it expects to close its office and operation in the Oklahoma City suburb.
The actual number totals 808 workers are expected to lose their jobs.

Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development spokesman David Crow says the agency was notified of the layoffs and apparent closure of the office, effective Monday.

Crow provided a letter from Houston-based Halliburton, dated Monday, that says the “mass layoff” of 808 employees is expected to be permanent and that “at this time it is expected that the facility will not remain open.” It is reasonably anticipated that approximately 800 employees will be affected by the layoff.”

El Reno Mayor Matt White said Monday that he, other elected leaders and the city’s staff expected they might see some impact from an ongoing slowdown of Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry. Because of that expectation, White said the city’s staff and council had developed and approved a conservative budget for its current fiscal year.

Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation. One of the world's largest oil field service companies, it has operations in more than 70 countries. It owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs approximately 55,000 people.

The company has dual headquarters located in Houston and in Dubai, but it remains incorporated in the United States.

Halliburton's major business segment is the Energy Services Group (ESG). It offers a broad array of products and services to upstream oil and gas customers worldwide through fourteen product service lines: Artificial Lift, Cementing, Completion Tools, Multi-Chem, Pipeline & Process Services, Production Enhancement, Production Solutions, Baroid, Drill Bits & Services, Landmark Software & Services, Sperry Drilling, Testing & Subsea, Wireline & Perforating, and Consulting & Project Management. Halliburton's former subsidiary, KBR, is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipelines, and chemical plants. 
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