Contact Information
aral Kurbanova
Office Administrative
Emperyal Business Center
1st Floor, Block A,
1 1951 (Yunus Emre) Street
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744017
T: (993-12) 45-22-67
F: (993-12) 44-85-07
Email: halliburton@nullonline.tm

History in Turkmenistan
In October 1997, Halliburton announced that it had secured an offshore contract in Turkmenistan under which the company would provide technical services and drilling. According to the press release issued by Halliburton, the company had already been operating in country for five years at that point. On that same day, it was announced that the Central Asia Gas Pipeline, Ltd (CentGas), a consortium led by Unocal, had been established to build the Central Asia Gas Pipeline from Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan and onto Pakistan.[i] Efforts to build the pipeline were derailed as Unocal’s negotiations with the Taliban became public.[ii]

Current Scope of Operations
As of this printing, Halliburton does not list any information about operations in Turkmenistan on its website. However, it is listed by the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat as working in Turkmenistan with Dragon Oil and Petronas.[iii]


[i] Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11 reader, Simon & Schuster paperbacks, New York, 2004.

[ii] Ahmed Rashid provides a comprehensive description of this story in Taliban Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Yale University Press, 2000.

[iii] Embassy of the United States, Turkmenistan Links, 26 Jan. 2011, http://turkmenistan.usembassy.gov/american_businesses.html#hal. Accessed February 14, 2011.