Halliburton to add 2,000 jobs as oilfield activity surges

Halliburton, which has operations in Ohio’s Utica shale play, plans to add 2,000 U.S. jobs and ramp up “faster than anticipated to try to match the surging oilfield activity, especially in West Texas,” reports FuelFix.com. The news site says that in an operations update call, Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar reported the company is spending more money now to protect market share and ensure stronger profits in the future. For more, read the full story.

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