OIPA honors Halliburton Energy with annual Partner Award


The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association has awarded its annual Partner Award to Halliburton Energy Services.

“Time and again, Halliburton has answered the call, and this year they’ve become the first two-time recipient of our Partner Award,” said Avery Smith, OIPA Vice President of External Affairs.

“They respond every time they’re needed,” Smith said. “They do extraordinary work in the community and on disaster relief. They’re at all our events and behind all our efforts. There’s no one more deserving of the OIPA Partner Award.”

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 55,000 employees representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the life of the reservoir.

“We thank you very much for the honor, it truly is an honor to be here tonight and accept this for Halliburton,” said Eric Williams, who recently retired as vice president of Halliburton’s Midcontinent area.

The OIPA presents the Partner Award each year to an outstanding oilfield services company that has joined in the effort to support Oklahoma’s independent producers and the industry as a whole.

Founded in 1955, the OIPA is the state’s largest oil and gas advocacy group, representing more than 2,500 individuals in the crude oil and natural gas exploration and production industry or affiliated businesses.