ENERGY products and services company Halliburton has opened a South Australian base in the Adelaide suburb of Regency Park.

The opening of the facility was officiated by South Australia premier Jay Weatherill and state treasurer and mineral resources and energy minister Tom Koutsantonis at a celebration in late December 2014.

The facility will provide management, engineering and operations support for several Halliburton departments across Australasia.

In a statement Halliburton said the site had a fully equipped mechanical workshop to provide maintenance support for equipment based in South Australia.

“The new facility also has warehousing to supply products, materials and parts to Halliburton’s operations,” the company said.

“Other functions at the site include logistics for the Cooper basin and interstate sites, multiple procurement functions, a training facility and quality assurance functions.”

State treasurer and mineral resources and energy minister Tom Koutsantonis said he was optimistic about South Australia’s gas potential.

“Various sources estimate there is between 100 trillion and 300 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas in South Australia,” he said.

“That is centuries of gas which could be unleased as technological advances drive down costs,” Mr Koutsantonis said.
Vice president of Halliburton Australasia, Michael Segura said he sees potential in the
region.

“Halliburton’s investment in our new facility enables us to provide a wide range of services and support to our operations in Australia and specifically serve our customers working in the Cooper basin,” he said.