Halliburton Expanding in Williston
Williston`s oil and energy sector is continuing to expand, thanks to Halliburton`s latest investment in a new 30-acre facility. The project is estimated to cost between $15 and $20 million.
Halliburton`s new facility will likely increase employment and boost oil and gas activity around the region. Shane Goettle, North Dakota Chamber of Commerce Commissioner, says Halliburton`s investment is a signal that they are here to stay for the long haul.
"It represents significant expansion for a major employer here in Williston," says Goettle. "I believe it`s the largest private sector employer in Williston, so we`re very excited to see that a company like this has been in Williston for 25 years and is now expanding its presence. That represents a bold move for the future. It says a lot about what they see for the potential for oil and gas development in the state and we want to work with them--on workforce training and on all the right policy that we need in terms of energy and the right business climate so that they can continue to do great work here."
The new complex will be located in Williston`s Industrial Park, and will include a four-bay automated truck wash building, additional parking areas, a facility for completion tools, wireline, and perforating, and room for a sand storage plant. Construction is slated to begin this fall.