Major Oil Company About to Lay Off Over 800 Workers
Houston oilfield service company Halliburton plans to close an office just west of Oklahoma City where more than 800 employees are losing their jobs.
In a Monday morning letter filed with the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, Halliburon Vice President of the MidCon Area Michael Queener wrote that the company expects to close its office in El Reno, Oklahoma.
Located about 30 miles west of Oklahoma City, the El Reno field camp was home to a dispatch command center and several hydraulic fracturing crews.
Out of the 808 employees expected to be laid off, the company’s filing shows that more than a third worked with acids used in the hydraulic fracturing process and nearly a tenth performed cementing work for oil wells.