Technology is the lifeblood of the oil and gas industry. Halliburton's dedication to innovation is evident in our outstanding upstream products and services. Our technologies enable our customers to succeed by maximizing recovery of their oil and gas assets, improving operational efficiency, and realizing reserves in even the most difficult environments.
At Halliburton, innovation is what sets us apart from our competitors. Our state-of-the-art technology centers, located in Belgium, Canada, India, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., provide the unique solutions that bring unmatched value to our customers and consistently make a significant impact on the industry.
Our global technology research team supports all 10 of our product service lines. In 2009, Halliburton spent approximately $349 million on technology research and development. The result: Halliburton was granted 219 patents in 2009.
For more than nine decades, Halliburton technologies have been changing the industry and the world.