Halliburton “Reaching for the STARS” to Support Air Ambulance Program in Canada

HOUSTON – Feb. 6, 2015 – Halliburton is reinforcing its ongoing support of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Canada by making a donation to help ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service to western Canada.

For its “We Dig Canada” campaign, Halliburton will donate a portion of all drill bit revenues from its Drill Bits and Services (DBS) business line from Jan. 5 through March 31. The company also is distributing items specifically designed to help raise awareness of STARS to its customers.

“Our ‘We Dig Canada’ campaign continues Halliburton’s long-time supporting relationship with STARS,” said John Gorman, Halliburton vice president, Canada. “Along with thousands of others in western Canada, our Halliburton Canada team knows first-hand that we can depend on STARS as an essential component of our community’s emergency medical system.”

STARS opened its Calgary base in 1985 and has grown to include locations in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, with 11 helicopters serving the area. The organization flew more than 1,739 missions in 2014. The not-for-profit organization depends on government, corporate and community support to keep its service in operation.

“Thanks to the support from donors like Halliburton, STARS has been able to provide time, hope and lifesaving transport to critically ill and injured patients. We are grateful for the support we have received,” said Gurpreet Lail, Executive Director of the STARS Foundation in Alberta. “Without the help from the community, STARS would not be able to care for those living, working and travelling throughout the provinces.”

DBS provides industry-leading, high-efficiency fixed cutter and roller cone drill bit solutions for reliable performance in a wide range of drilling environments. To learn more about the “We Dig Canada” campaign, please visit our website.

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Steve Wilson (left), DBS operations manager, Canada, and John Gorman, Halliburton vice president, Canada, visit the STARS helicopter maintenance facility.

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