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Halliburton sees Eastern Hemisphere continuing to improve year-over-year

The company said, “Relative to our primary competitors, we have delivered leading year-over-year international revenue growth for five consecutive quarters. Eastern Hemisphere operations grew revenue 11% sequentially, resulting from record revenues in both of our regions, and operating income was up 23%. Middle East / Asia, our fastest growing market, improved revenue 12% and operating income 17% sequentially. This across the board growth was led by higher stimulation, wireline, and fluids activity in Malaysia, and improved sales in China. In Europe/Africa/CIS, revenue and operating income increased 9% and 33%, respectively, compared to the first quarter. This growth was led by seasonal recovery of activity levels in Russia and the North Sea, and by higher drilling and completions activity in Angola. We believe that the Eastern Hemisphere will continue to improve, year-over-year, with full year revenue growth in the mid-teens. We expect margins will continue to improve over the next two quarters and average in the upper teens for the full year."