Halliburton Buys Land in OH for Utica Shale Operations Center

Halliburton has just purchased 178 acres in the EastPointe Business Park in Washington Township near Zanesville, Ohio. The company plans to build an operations center at the location servicing companies drilling in the Utica Shale. The new operations center is expected to create 300 jobs within the next three years.

Energy services provider Halliburton Co. has tentative plans to open an operations center in Zanesville to serve companies drilling in the Utica shale formation in Ohio, Columbus Business First reported.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority on Friday entered into an agreement to sell 178 acres in the organization’s EastPointe Business Park to Halliburton.

Precisely what will get built is uncertain, though the port authority expects the project to create about 300 jobs within three years.*

*Cincinnati Business Courier (Dec 19, 2011) – Halliburton could hire 300 at Zanesville shale business