eRedBook® Mobile app – Free Smartphone application debuts
HOUSTON – (March 20, 2012) – Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) announced today the launch
of its eRedBook® Mobile application, bringing one of the most widely used mathematical
tools in the oil and gas industry to the two most popular technology platforms in history.
Today, this free smartphone application is available for Apple and Android devices in
both the Apple iTunes store and Google Play. It currently provides pumping and
displacement volumes and API standards for tubing/casing dimensions and strengths.
This marks the latest major advancement for this important engineering resource since
Halliburton’s RedBook reference tool was created more than 80 years ago.
In 1929, Erle P. Halliburton commissioned a young petroleum engineering student
named W. D. “Bill” Owsley to begin scientific investigation into the mechanical
performance of different cement blends. That body of work was first published as the
Cementing Tables in Halliburton’s magazine, “The Cementer.” Those tables grew to
include tubular data and were eventually published in 1931 as the RedBook® pocketsized field-reference book.
For decades, the industry has relied on the RedBook reference as the industry
standard. Currently, each month, an average of 1,000 copies of the RedBook reference
are distributed globally, in addition to 1,000 downloads of eRedBook® software, a
computer-based version. Now, the eRedBook Mobile application is available for
download to provide “anytime, anywhere” access for critical operational information and
calculations via smartphone devices, such as:
iPhone and iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/halliburton-eredbookmobile/id507496941?mt=8&uo=4
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and
services to the energy industry. With nearly 70,000 employees in approximately 80
countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the life
cycle 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. Visit the company’s website at