Halliburton's global network is accelerating its digital transformation and enabling rapid entry into new markets in East Africa

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Issues and challenges

From its headquarters in Houston, Texas, Halliburton has over 50,000 employees operating in 70 countries worldwide serving the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization. The company is constantly searching for new sources of oil and gas, and this means operating in remote regions that have under-developed communications infrastructure.

In countries such as Rwanda, Angola and other parts of East Africa, Halliburton needs to be on-site very quickly following the award of new contracts – it’s vital for each site to become operational and revenue-generating as soon as possible. Staff need full access to corporate tools even when they are working in remote and distant locations.

"As we re-structured our business and entered new markets, often in remote locations, Orange consistently delivered a high-quality network service that helped us deliver our products and service to our clients."

Ken Braud, Senior Vice President & CIO, Halliburton

The objective

Open up new markets in remote parts of East Africa.

  • Orange global network with focus on Middle East & Africa
  • Strong built-in failover capability
  • Competitive, consistent pricing
  • Program management
  • Secure, reliable global network with high network performance and availability
  • Immediate access to corporate online tools for staff in remote locations
  • Rapid and successful entry into new “frontier” markets
  • Telecommunications solution that supports business growth
  • Faster revenue generation with sites rapidly operational
  • Opportunities maximized in new markets
  • Cost savings as a result of lower connectivity costs
  • Easier budget planning with predictable pricing
  • Flexibility through a scalable solution

Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers to the upstream oil and gas industry

  • Founded in 1919
  • 14 product lines
  • 50,000 employees in 70 countries