Halliburton opens real time center

Halliburton unveiled its Edgar Ortiz Real Time Center in Houston yesterday.

Gene Kliewer
Technology Editor

HOUSTON – Halliburton unveiled its Edgar Ortiz Real Time Center in Houston yesterday. The center is a real-time collaboration location organized to model, measure, and optimize field assets using computer technology and Internet access.

The center, named for retired Halliburton Energy Services Group CEO, Edgar Ortiz, who originally envisioned combining the services and assets into a cohesive operation, brings personnel from both Halliburton and its operating company clients into one location where they can access in real time data on field operations and use two-way communications to optimize results. The center is always manned and provides support to more than 14,000 jobs a year now, a number that is expected to double in the next four years.

"This center allows us to use technology to make better decisions and to leverage the expertise of senior staff members," said Andy Lane, executive VP and COO of Halliburton. "This facility breaks down barriers and gets everyone in the same room."

"The aim of this project is to access any data, any technology, and any asset, anywhere at anytime," said Tim Probert, senior VP, Drilling and Evaluation Division of Halliburton.

While this is the newest and largest real-time center for Halliburton, it is one in a network of 41 facilities around the world designed to enhance operations with remote monitoring.

08/16/2007

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