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Halliburton hiring in West Texas

An oil and gas drilling rig operating in the Permian Basin near Farmington, New Mexico. (Image courtesy of Encana Corp)

According to FuelFix, Halliburton is set to hire 200 workers in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico. The Current-Argus reported that Halliburton spokeswoman Emily Mir said in late December there will be job opportunities throughout the Permian, including in Artesia. As the oil industry begins to see a small upswing, local businesses are crossing their fingers that ...

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Energy explorers Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, have abandoned their planned merger in the face of opposition by regulators who said it would hurt competition. Prospects for the merger, which was valued at nearly $35 billion when it was announced in 2014, seemed especially bleak after the Justice Department sued ...

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US stocks slip, oil hits highest price since November

US stocks slip, oil hits highest price since November

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower in Wednesday morning trading as tech stocks are hammered following weak results from Apple and Twitter. Energy companies continue to rise as the price of oil reached its highest price since November. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 40 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,950 as of 10:06 a.m. ...

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Federal suit to stop Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

Federal suit to stop Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued to stop Halliburton Co. from acquiring oilfield services rival Baker Hughes Inc., saying the deal would harm consumers and eliminate head-to-head competition. The proposed transaction, valued at nearly $35 billion, would combine two of the world’s three leading providers of those services to oil and gas companies and create a bigger ...

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Halliburton to cut 5,000 more jobs

Halliburton to cut 5,000 more jobs

Oilfield services company Halliburton will eliminate 5,000 more jobs – about 8 percent of its global workforce. Ongoing market conditions led to the decision, according to a statement by Halliburton. As oil prices hover near $30 per barrel, producers struggle to remain viable. Benchmark U.S. crude sold for $33.07 on Thursday. “We regret having to make this decision but unfortunately ...

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Sub-$50: When ‘fracking does not work’

The downturn shows no signs of reversing for the oilfield services industry, and now these businesses that represent some of the top private employers in Odessa face a deepening pain, particularly those that frack wells. Today, about half of the fracking companies who were bidding on new work in the Permian Basin at this time last year continue to do ...

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Halliburton to reduce its Artesia workforce

Layoffs have been announced at the Artesia location of Halliburton Co., due to current business conditions in the oil industry. William Fitzgerald, a Halliburton spokesman, said in an email that the company does not drill in Eddy County, but they do have two locations in Artesia. “Halliburton will continue to monitor the business environment and will adjust the size of ...

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Weatherford announces cuts to workforce

Weatherford executives on Thursday announced plans to further cut costs and lay off another 1,000 employees after shedding 10,000 workers earlier this year. The company will also close 30 more facilities this year in addition to 60 closed across North America in the first half of 2015. Weatherford officials did not specify the regions where those cuts would happen, leaving ...

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New oil and gas job training facility open in Williston

Despite the current oil and gas drilling slowdown Williston is now home to a new workforce training facility, according to the Forum News Service. The new, $7.5 million TrainND Northwest Center at Williston State College combines classroom education with the campus’ petroleum simulator and field program, which includes a workover rig and other field equipment for hands-on experience. TrainND CEO ...

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