Friday, April 17, 2009

History of Halliburton

By: Trisha, Noelle, Kyra

Halliburton was founded in 1919, it is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industry. It employs more than 55,000 people in nearly 70 countries.
Halliburton's fascinating and proud history reveals a continuous focus on innovation and expansion that began with the company's founder, Erle P. Halliburton. After borrowing a wagon, a team of mules and a pump, he built a wooden mixing box and started an oil well cementing business in Duncan, Oklahoma.
In the 1930s, Halliburton established its first research laboratories where the company tested cement mixes, began offering acidizing services to break down the resistance of limestone formations and increase the production of oil and gas, and performed its first offshore cementing job using a barge-mounted cementing unit at a rig in the Creole Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the beginning of what was to become the world's most extensive offshore service.
Halliburton took the initial steps toward becoming a worldwide company in 1926. We sold five cementing units to an English company in Burma, the start of our Eastern Hemisphere operations, and Erle P. Halliburton sent his brothers to open our business in Alberta, Canada. We opened in Venezuela in 1940. By 1946, the company – using its innovative technology – had expanded into Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Middle East and began performing services for the Arabian-American Oil Company, the forerunner of Saudi Aramco.
In 1951, Halliburton made its first appearance in Europe as Halliburton Italiana SpA., a wholly owned subsidiary in Italy. In the next seven years, Halliburton launched Halliburton Company Germany GmbH, set up operations in Argentina and established a subsidiary in England.
In 1984, Halliburton provided all of the well completion equipment for the first multiwell platform offshore China. Two years later, Halliburton became the first American company to perform an oilfield service job on the China mainland
The final decade of the 20th century brought more changes and growth to Halliburton. The company opened a branch office in Moscow in 1991.
The company realigned its work into Eastern and Western Hemisphere operations in 2006, and in 2007, divided its service offerings into two divisions: Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation.
Today, Halliburton offers the world's broadest array of products, services and integrated solutions for oil and gas exploration, development and production.

Commodities for April 17, 2009

By: Trisha, Noelle, & Kyra

Light Crude Oil 49.98 +.73

Heating Oil 1.44 +.02

Natural Gas 3.60 unchanged

Unleaded Gas 1.47 +.03

Source: The Daily Sentinel,

Grand Junction, Colorado

Carbon Footprint

Main Entry:
carbon footprint
Part of Speech:
a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a person, organization, or location at a given time
Carbon footprint describes the environmental impact of carbon emissions, measured in units of carbon dioxide.
Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English Copyright © 2003-2009, LLC

carbon footprint. (n.d.). Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English, Preview Edition (v 0.9.7). Retrieved April 17, 2009, from website: footprint

-TF 4/17

Oil Field Workers By Brad D.

The oil rigworkers being laid off has been a hot topic lately. President Obama's plan to keep so many people from getting laid off seems to be helping keep jobs for everything else except the workers that have been laid off from oil drilling companies. The President still doesn't have a plan to help oil field workers. Many families who aren't being laid off are bringing 1/3 of what they were bringing home as a total average. We're kinda wondering what the future of these companies will be and if we should just try to take on something else that will help bring in more money or wait a few more weeks for the oil companies to start back working?

Magnetic Motor Trains

Chris B.

Did you know that right now in America, there are trains that use magnets to go places? These trains emit no polution at all and only need electricaty. The trains use a lot of electricity but are fast easy to control and don't use any petroleum products. Most trains use fossil fuels and put off polution, but are used to transport things all over the country. This new train can do the same thing but with no invironmental damage. The only thing holding them back is the cost to build them but when they are built it's easy pickins'.

Green Basketball

By: Austin Bratt

Basketball is going green, at least in Miami, where the Heat will be playing in the country's first LEED-certified stadium. Leed stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and the American Airlines Arena in Miami is the first stadium in the country to get that award. Some of the "green" features include water-efficient landscaping, walk-off carpets, green roofing materials and underground parking. Miami isn't stopping there, with their plans for the new Marlins MLB stadium they will be the first city with two "green" stadiums.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Your Space or Mine?

Spendy romantics have been putting money toward theoretical trips into outer space for nearly a decade now, but the proposed 3 billion dollar/three-room hotel, Galactic Suite Space Resort, ups the ante. Designed by aerospace engineer Xavier Claramunt, the pod-shaped suites are projected to travel around the Earth every 80 minutes (going faster than 16,000 miles per hour). The cost? About $4 million for a "stay" of four days, so we're hoping that includes fresh towels and turndown service by an actual Wookiee. Assuming everything goes well, this short escape from the Earth's atmosphere will allow you and your lover to swoon over 15 romantic sunrises per day, and maybe even engage in some zero-gravity hijinks. The pods aren't even set to orbit until 2012, so you'll have at least three more years to save up for the ultimate un-cheap date.

Source: Budget Travel