May 18, 2011

This summer, the LSU College of Engineering (CoE) and Halliburton, a global leader in the oil and gas industry, will offer 25 engineering and geology students a first-hand look at the oilfield industry. Students will spend the week with Halliburton training staff learning about different jobs in the industry and the touring the Halliburton Technology Centers.

“Camp Tiger gives students the opportunity to see exactly what a service company does on a day-to-day basis,” said Kevin Cuyler, global technical development manager, Halliburton.

This year marks the first year Halliburton and LSU have partnered to offer Camp Tiger. The camp will be held Aug. 14-19 at Halliburton’s Duncan, Okla. training facility known as Halliburton Energy Institute (HEI). Chaperoned by two LSU professors, students will travel to HEI and customer drilling sites throughout South Oklahoma and North Texas. Other activities include: safety training for rig sites, a tour of the company’s manufacturing and technology department and a trip to its distribution and operation centers.

 “We are pleased and most appreciative that LSU is one of the select universities to offer our students an extensive view at the oilfield from a service company perspective,” said Sarah Schram, assistant director, research and economic development, CoE.

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With nearly 60,000 employees in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle 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

“As one of the founders of the camp, the thing I look forward to the most is seeing the light bulb in students’ eyes when they get to see what they’ve learned in the classroom first-hand,” said Cuyler.

The CoE offers students both rigorous coursework and challenging, hands-on experience and is dedicated to creating engineers who are trained to proactively meet society’s current demands and provide solutions to future problems.

“Camp Tiger is one of countless examples of Halliburton and LSU’s long standing partnership and undoubtedly a mechanism to translate classroom and textbook material into an industrial setting,” said Schram.

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For more information, contact Cassie Arceneaux, College of Engineering, carcen6@lsu.edu or (225) 578-0092.



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