Halliburton closes two operation in Texas, bringing new jobs to Bossier

Bt Stacey Tinsley | Bossier Press-Tribune

Halliburton, an industrial oilfield services company, is closing two operations in TExas, and relocating them to Bossier City, according to published reports. The company said its Kilgore operations team is being relocated to its Bossier City field camp facility. Also, employees at Halliburton’s Elmendorf facility in San Antonio are being relocated to various locations in South Texas.

Both relocation plans began on April 29.

The closures and layoffs are due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has cut global demand for oil and gas marking a historic industry downturn, according to the report.

At this time it is unknown by the Bossier City Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) where Halliburton will be located in Bossier. “I am not aware of where they will be locating at this time,” said Carlotta Askew-Brown, Director of the Bossier City Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC).

“In response to reduced customer activity, beginning Wednesday, April 29, we will be relocating our Kilgore operations to our Bossier City field camp facility,” a statement from Halliburton read. “This decision takes advantage of Halliburton’s real estate footprint and will increase operational efficiencies across the Haynesville shale and adjacent oil and gas fields.”

“Additionally, beginning Wednesday, April 29, we will relocate operations from our Elmendorf facility in San Antonio to various locations within our historical field camp facilities in South Texas. This decision takes advantage of Halliburton’s real estate footprint and will increase operational efficiencies across the Eagle Ford shale and adjacent oil and gas fields.

“We recognize that this decision will be a hardship for impacted employees, but unfortunately, this was a necessary decision to right-size our organization to current market conditions.”