Halliburton was founded in 1919 and is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the life cycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.
- Using the latest geological technologies, Halliburton creates data that help our customers locate oil and natural gas.
- When hydrocarbons are located, we provide solutions to determine if oil and gas can be produced.
- If a well is determined to be viable, we provide the services that allow oil and gas companies to begin production. Throughout the life of the field, we help our customers maximize production and recovery, and we help them realize reserves from difficult geologic environments.
- Halliburton also provides well intervention, pressure control, and pipeline and process services.
It takes a team of people – the right people – to meet these challenges and provide solutions. Halliburton offers opportunities for internships and entry level positions to students and recent graduates who are passionate about applying their education in a rewarding career.
Where you can fit in
Halliburton offers internships and entry-level positions to students and recent graduates who are passionate about applying their education in a rewarding career. Whether you’re interested in working in the field, the lab, or in the office, fantastic opportunities across the organization are waiting for you!
Halliburton recruits on-campus and remotely at universities all over the world. Check with your university to find out if Halliburton will be visiting your campus this semester. These recruitment events are typically posted to the organisation’s social media pages.
You can also search and apply online to entry level positions.
Entry Level Job Titles
Field Engineering and Operations
If you are adventurous and would like to work outdoors in challenging environments, then consider a career in field operations at Halliburton. As one of the largest energy services companies in the world, Halliburton provides oil and gas operators with the technology, solutions and expertise to locate, drill, evaluate, operate, and maintain their wells. Field operations personnel are on the front-lines of the company, representing Halliburton around the world on the well site, and providing the services that are vital to the customers, typically oil and gas exploration and production companies, and the energy industry.
Innovative, adventurous and up for a challenge individuals can consider a career as a field engineer at Halliburton. As a field engineer, you will work as an onsite leader, putting to use the technical and operational expertise you gain through Halliburton’s world-class training. Depending on your work assignment, your responsibilities may include:
- Leading a crew to ensure that each project conforms to Halliburton’s standards for both quality and safety
- Interpreting well-site data in real time, using complex technologies such as software simulators and the latest electrical and mechanical equipment
- Working on pre-job planning, job execution and post-job analysis to ensure project efficiency
- Troubleshooting on-the-spot issues at the well-site.
Field engineers work both onshore and offshore, perform very physical work and keep demanding schedules – often in outdoor environments that range from hot to cold and every climate in between. You will have the opportunity to work in different locations and environments as your experience level grows and as Halliburton’s business needs change.
Early in your career, you will receive comprehensive classroom and on-the-job training and will be mentored by highly experienced engineers. We will supplement that training with ongoing learning and development opportunities throughout your career, including Company-reimbursement of fees toward pursuing advanced degrees or professional certifications. You will also have:
- Outstanding career advancement opportunities in groups such as Operations Management, Business Development, Engineering Design, Technology, Marketing, and more
- Opportunities for travel and overseas work assignments
- Great pay and benefits.
Click on the product service lines below to learn more about joining Halliburton as an entry level field engineer in each of these businesses. Additional product services lines at Halliburton hire entry level field engineers, this is only a small sampling.
Field Associate Representative
Field Associates are afforded a unique opportunity to learn the business by being involved closely in day-to-day field operations. Exposure to multiple Product Service Lines provides the necessary training and experience to develop into a successful Halliburton Field Sales Professional.
As a Field Associate, you are assigned a mentor who will guide you through job tasks while on the well-site. Job tasks will include the rigging up and down of equipment, other operational functions, all while learning how to deliver solutions to customers. Field Associates perform very physical work and keep demanding schedules – often in harsh outdoor environments that range from extreme heat to bitter cold and every climate in between. Work schedules can be on-call and require spending some nights in the field.
We’re looking for detail-oriented problem solvers with effective communication skills and a strong commitment to providing outstanding service to our customers. You should have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or similar discipline.
Field Operations Professional
While this is an entry-level position, you will have the opportunity to learn all facets of the oilfield service industry. Halliburton recognizes those with strong leadership abilities who continually take-on challenges and perform at high levels.
As a Field Operations Professional, you are provided a series of “On The Job Development” practical field assignments for an operations supervision career path. You will become knowledgeable of Halliburton Management System (HMS), Halliburton and Customer Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Standards and work methods and guidelines for personnel.
The Field Operations Professional is responsible for promoting safety awareness in mobilization of crews as well as all aspects of location operations. Actively promotes and uses our tools related to safe working such as Job Safety Analysis, Behavior Based and Hazard Observation Programs. Utilizes the competency processes to enhance skill development and job performance. Proper licensure may be required, both non-commercial and commercial. This position prepares participants for the challenges of supervisory responsibilities.
Field Operations Professionals perform very physical work and keep demanding schedules – often in harsh outdoor environments that range from extreme heat to bitter cold and every climate in between. Work schedules can be on-call and require spending some nights in the field. Though this is where you will begin your career, you will have the opportunity to work in different locations and environments as your experience level grows and as Halliburton’s business needs change.
We’re looking for self-starters with leadership capabilities, who would like an opportunity to begin a career in Oil & Gas services. You should have an undergraduate degree in: Business Administration; Agriculture; Supply Chain; Construction/Project Management; or other related disciplines.
While this is an entry-level position, you will have the opportunity to learn all facets of the oilfield service industry. Halliburton recognizes those who continue to take-on challenges and perform at high levels and as you attain certain competencies, there are promotional opportunities.
As an Operator Assistant I, your job is to learn basic safety and repair procedures using processes defined for this job. You will learn how to perform pre and post job inspections, perform and complete preventative maintenance procedures, and maintain support equipment. You can also expect to rig up and down service line equipment at the well site.
Operator Assistants perform very physical work and keep demanding schedules – often in harsh outdoor environments that range from extreme heat to bitter cold and every climate in between. Work schedules can be on-call and require spending some nights in the field. Though this is where you will begin your career, you will have the opportunity to work in different locations and environments as your experience level grows and as Halliburton’s business needs change.
We’re looking for students or recent graduates with an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or military experience who would like an opportunity to begin a career in Oil & Gas services. If you have a strong work ethic, are self-motivated and enjoy working in a team environment, this could be the beginning of a successful career with Halliburton. Effective communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are a must.
Science, Technology and Engineering
Halliburton offers the industry’s most advanced technologies in almost every aspect of the upstream oil business. Our products and services have received numerous technical awards, providing industry recognition of the exceptional performance that ensures our success with existing customers and our continued growth.
Over the last five years, we have increased our investment in research and development from $325 million to $601 million and our patent filing rate has more than quadrupled in this timeframe. Halliburton has 3,795 active U.S. patents, of which 451 were issued in 2014.
Halliburton collaborates with over 30 universities around the world on research and student development. Last year, software donations valued at $2.6 billion were made to schools and universities around the world by our Landmark product service line.
In labs and technology centers from the U.S. to India, Halliburton chemists work on diverse teams made up of some of the brightest minds in the industry. These teams deliver the technologies and products to help our customers cope with the challenging conditions of today’s energy industry.
Whether you’re developing a drilling fluid to be pumped into a wellbore, a cementing formulation to ensure wellbore stability or an innovative solution to boost production and tap resources, your chemistry background can help both Halliburton and our customers succeed. Your duties will vary according to the product segment you support, but you may have the opportunity to:
- Work the entire research and development continuum from the basic research phase all the way to commercialization and product support
- Plan, schedule and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and adaptation of chemical techniques, procedures and chemical systems
- Apply theories, principles and practices to research and develop new products or to improve existing products
- Devise new chemical approaches to problems encountered, and apply chemical knowledge and skills to develop specific solutions
We’re looking for thinkers, innovators and leaders who are equipped to develop fresh, innovative solutions for the complex challenges related to accessing oil and gas resources. You should have a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree in any of the following areas of chemistry: surface chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, polymer science, kinetics or nanosciences.
Geology & Geosciences
As new oil and gas reserves become more difficult to find and develop, Halliburton’s geologists and geoscientists are tasked with helping operators to better assess the characteristics of their oil and gas reserves, and to optimize recovery and enable important planning decisions.
Entering this field, you’ll work in the industry from onshore to offshore, subsurface to facility, using your knowledge, along with Halliburton’s latest reservoir characterization technologies, to:
- Gather and evaluate complex geological data to facilitate real-time decision making. Much of your work will be performed in Halliburton’s industry-leading real-time centers located at our own facilities and those of our clients.
- Assist operators in visualizing, understanding and optimizing the value of their assets from planning to exploration and production.
- Consult with clients on the appropriate Halliburton tools and applications to maximize value throughout the life cycle of the well and the reservoir.
We’re looking for detail-oriented problem solvers who are able to communicate critical project success factors to Halliburton’s management and customers. You should have a bachelor or master-level degree in geology, geosciences or petroleum engineering.
Research & Development
Recognized as innovators in the industry, Halliburton’s Research and Development scientists and engineers are responsible for designing the thousands of patented tools and technologies applied in field locations each day in locations all over the world.
As part of Halliburton’s Research and Development group, you’ll invent and author patented technologies that enable the customers to maximize new and existing oil and gas assets. Leading your own smaller projects or working on a larger project team, you’ll develop Halliburton’s intellectual property assets and invent and author the patents that underpin the processes and products that generate revenue and market leadership for Halliburton. Just a few of your daily responsibilities might include:
- Designing new equipment and processes
- Supporting design changes to existing technologies
- Observing technologies in the field to ensure correct implementation
- Designing lab experiments and analyzing data.
Halliburton are looking for self-starters with leadership capabilities, innovative ideas and the ability to effectively express ideas to team members, project stakeholders and management. You should hold a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree in any of the engineering and science, geology/geosciences or chemistry disciplines.
Our global team of support service groups works to ensure that our products are effectively marketed and sold; our IT infrastructure is up and running; our finances are healthy; and our goods are efficiently manufactured and transported around the globe. Following is a list of Halliburton’s support service groups and an explanation of how they fit into the organization.
Accounting & Finance
Halliburton’s Finance group offers relevant, value-added financial guidance and insight to ensure that our business goals are met in a financially responsible manner. Finance manages a broad range of business and financial issues that enable our internal clients to make critical business decisions. Major functions of the Finance group include:
Accountants and auditors typically begin their professional careers in one of four Finance groups: Internal Audit, Accounting, Tax Accounting or Treasury.
- Accountants are responsible for providing the meaningful, timely and accurate operational results and forecasts that facilitate management decisions and meet statutory reporting requirements. You’ll also provide accounting services and financial advice to Halliburton’s business units and product service lines around the globe.
- Auditors evaluate internal controls; document processes; evaluate potential control gaps, and assess locations to detect financial, operational or strategic risks that may prevent management from reaching its objectives. You’ll also develop recommendations to help management in mitigating identified risks.
We’re looking for candidates with a business, finance/accounting or related degree who want to do more than just crunch numbers. If you have strong leadership qualities and excellent communication skills, you have the potential to become a trusted business and financial advisor at Halliburton. You should have a bachelor- or master-level degree in business, finance/accounting or a related area.
Halliburton’s Accounting Rotation Program enables select new hires to spend their first eight weeks rotating through four or five Accounting functions. This rotation enables participants to gain a better understanding of the various departments and learn how each functions within the Company, and to gain exposure to some of the numerous opportunities available within Finance.
Business Development & Marketing
Business Development works closely with our customers and with our product service lines to offer the best Halliburton technologies and solutions for our customers’ biggest challenges.
In addition to opportunities for experienced professionals, Business Development offers select new graduates the opportunity to participate in the Field Associate Program. This program provides a broad operational view of Halliburton’s product service line offerings, and has the specific goal of providing the trainee with a working knowledge of the processes, basic job procedures, operational factors, personnel functions and customer responses at the point of delivery. Once the 18-24 month rotational program is completed, trainees have the opportunity to advance into positions within our Sales and Operations departments.
Our Central Marketing group plans, produces and delivers innovative, high-impact marketing campaigns, print and online collateral, and events that align with the Company’s strategic objectives.
Corporate Affairs helps to build relationships between Halliburton and various stakeholders, including our employees, our customers and the communities in which we operate. The group consists of three primary departments – Community Relations, Employee Communications and Public Relations:
- Community Relations strives to improve the quality of life in communities where Halliburton operates through financial contributions, employee giving and employee volunteering.
- Employee Communications creates and delivers professional print, online and multimedia communications to Halliburton employees.
- Public Relations interact with the media and help to preserve and manage Halliburton’s reputation and image with stakeholders.
Human Resources recruits new employees and provides current employees opportunities such as training, career development, benefits and other resources to help them work well and live well as a member of the Halliburton team. Major departments in the Human Resources group include:
Information technology (IT) graduates are at the core of everything we do at Halliburton. Not only have they been fundamental to our ability to deliver a wide variety of powerful solutions to our customers, but they will also play a major role in our future, as we develop and deliver more high-tech solutions to increase the return on investment for exploration efforts, maximize long-term production for existing fields, and decrease the time it takes to bring a new field to production.
Halliburton’s IT organization is large and diverse. We span the globe, covering enterprise resource planning and business systems development, wellsite engineering, data acquisition development and corporate infrastructure implementation. As such, Halliburton’s IT team offers numerous and varied career opportunities for new graduates. Following are some of the responsibilities you might have in each IT group:
- Application Services – Provide application development, support, security and integration across a wide range of systems from world-class enterprise resource planning systems to specialized systems at remote wellsites.
- Architecture and Strategy– Create an overall vision for technologies in the embryonic, developing and even mature stages with a focus on data and information, network access, information security, software development and Web strategy.
- Enterprise Infrastructure– Implement the fundamental IT backbone, focusing on:
- Enterprise data center operations
- Back-office operations
- Database administration and digital consulting services
- Research and development support, enterprise management
- Security services
- Converged network operations
- Global Services– Align closely with business needs by focusing on business process optimization and training, real-time operations and commercial IT (consulting services) support.
- Project Services and Project Management– Focus on IT portfolio management and communications with a consistent approach to change management, stakeholder communications and project reporting.
Information Technology professionals provide the business architecture, process improvements and systems to support and build upon Halliburton’s internal and external IT environment.
We’re looking for people who are skilled at working on complex technical issues, effectively communicating complex information, solving problems and meeting the needs of internal customers at all levels of the organization. You should have a bachelor-level, IT-related degree in a discipline such as computer science, information management, project management, software/applications programming or various areas of engineering.
The Law Department provides legal support for Halliburton’s worldwide business activities. With lawyers based in offices around the world, the Law Department represents the Company’s legal interests in all jurisdictions and with regard to all issues. The Law Department is made up of the following practice areas:
Supply Chain Management is the largest support group within Halliburton. This team of global professionals is responsible for procuring, handling, managing, manufacturing and transporting materials and finished goods to both internal and external customers at our locations around the world. As a member of Halliburton’s Supply Chain organization, you’ll work with one of two groups: Manufacturing or Procurement, Materials and Logistics (PM&L). Each plays a critical role in implementing strategies to ensure that the goods are at the right locations, at the right time, in the proper quantity and at an acceptable cost.
You’ll develop and implement strategies to ensure that the materials we need around the world arrive at the right locations, at the right time, in the proper quantity and at an acceptable cost. Collectively, these tasks can have a significant impact on the Company’s profitability. Some of your responsibilities might include:
Supply Chain offers select new graduates an opportunity to participate in the Supply Chain Management Program (SCMP). In this innovative 2½-year program, participants rotate through five six-month assignments in different Supply Chain functional groups across the globe. The SCMP candidates are given high-value, high-impact projects to give them broad exposure to Halliburton’s $4 billion Supply Chain organization. This program puts graduates on the fast track to leadership roles within Halliburton and international assignment opportunities.
We’re looking for critical thinkers with a strategic mindset, effective communication skills and a strong commitment to providing outstanding service. You should hold a bachelor- or master-level degree in supply chain, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial management or business.