Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Halliburton Division in Duncan Training Chinese Workers

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Halliburton Division in Duncan Training Chinese Workers

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Halliburton Company's service division in Duncan is training a group of oil field workers from the People's Republic of China on the company's offshore drilling equipment and highly specialized technology.

Halliburton has signed 18 contracts for sales of equipment and requirements of the sale included training, said Lowell Moffet, international manager of marine operations.

A group of four chinese began six weeks of schooling in April. A second group of nine, arrived May 16 to begin training on the manufacture of pumping equipment.

A third group, containing 11 workers from the country's ministry of petroleum, arrived May 17 for training on drill stem testing tools.

The groups will train at the company's research and development laboratories in Duncan.

The Chinese are attempting to improve their technology in order to increase production from existing wells, which has been declining recently, Moffet said. . .

- Open flow potential of 25 million cubic feet per day was reported from a new field discovery well by Ashland Exploration Inc. in Galveston Block 211 off the coast of the Gulf ofMexico, 15 miles south of Galveston.

Drilled in 62 feet of water, the well tested 4 million cubic feet of gas per day on a 20/64 inch choke with flowing tube pressure of 1,589 pounds per square inch from a Miocene sand interval perforated at 5,184-5,193 feet.

Another interval, with perforations a 5,234-5,238 feet tested 3.1 million cubic feet of gas on the same size choke with tubing pressure of 1,824 psi.

A small production platform is being designed. . .

- Hadson Gas Systems signed its 20th direct gas sales contract, agreeing to supply Kaiser Aluminum and Chemicals' Pryor, Okla. urea facility with 20 billion cubic feet of gas overa five year period.

Deliveries are scheduled to start on June 1.

The contract raises Hadson's gas delivery commitments to end users over 100 million cubic feet per day, according to Vinod K. Dar, chief operating officer.

The 20 contracts include three with local gas distribution companies (LDCs), two with purchasing agents for a group of LDCs, and 15 with industrial firms.

Hadson's gas contracts require dlivery into the following pipelines: ANR, Panhandle Eastern, Oklahoma Natural Gas, Midwestern, United Gas Pipeline and Columbia. . .

- Elder Oil Tools, of Yorktown, Texas, has completed its Research & Development Test Facility, according to Gary Kellar, vice president of manufacturing.

The 20-inch diameter cased test well is capable of accepting any pipe size between 4 1/2 inches to 13 3/8 inches.

The facility exposes Elder products to virtually any extreme downhole condition relating to pressure and tempreature which might be encountered, the company said. . .

- Kenneth G. Reed has been elected to the board of directors of ONEOK Inc., making the California resident the 15th member of the ONEOK board.

Following a long career with Amerada Petroleum Corp., Reed was selected in 1971 to head the newly-formed Apexco, a Tulsa-based oil and gas drilling operation. In 1977 he negotiated the sale of Apexco to Natomas Co., of San Francisco, and was named president and chief executive officer of its energy subsidiary and executive vice president of the parent and a member of its board. …

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