Drilling and Evaluation
Drilling and Evaluation (D&E) revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $3.0 billion, an increase of $135 million, or 5%, from the third quarter of 2012, as higher drilling activity in Latin America and year-end software sales more than offset seasonally lower activity levels in the United States land market.
D&E operating income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $484 million, an increase of $54 million, or 13%, from the third quarter of 2012. North America D&E operating income decreased $24 million, or 14%, from the third quarter of 2012, primarily due to lower drilling and wireline activity in the United States land market, which was partially offset by increased demand for drilling services in Canada and the Gulf of Mexico and year-end software sales. Latin America D&E operating income increased $30 million, or 28%, from the third quarter of 2012, as increased software sales, fluids activity, and consulting services in Mexico and Colombia were partially offset by lower wireline activity and software sales in Brazil. Europe/Africa/CIS D&E operating income increased $16 million, or 25%, from the third quarter of 2012 as a result of increased demand for drilling services in the North Sea, year-end software sales in Russia, and higher wireline profitability in Angola, which were partially offset by lower profitability for fluid services in Norway. Middle East/Asia D&E operating income increased $32 million, or 37%, from the third quarter of 2012, due to seasonally higher year-end software and activity improvements across the region.
Corporate and OtherDuring the fourth quarter of 2012, Halliburton invested an additional $36 million, pre-tax, in strategic projects aimed at strengthening Halliburton’s North America service delivery model and repositioning technology, supply chain, and manufacturing infrastructure to support projected international growth. Halliburton expects to continue funding this effort in 2013.
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