Landmark Acquires Unique E&P Information Portal Software From Exprodat Ltd

- Web Software Provides Rapid, Intuitive Access to E&P Data, Information And

Knowledge Through a Single Interface -



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Landmark Graphics Corporation

    DALLAS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark Graphics Corporation, a wholly
 owned business unit of Halliburton Company (NYSE:   HAL), today announced the
 acquisition of software technology from Exprodat Ltd, providing Web-browser
 information access to users of Landmark's OpenWorks(TM) data management
 solution.  As a result of the acquisition, Landmark assumes ownership and
 responsibility for the Project Browser and Project Documenter products and
 will market them as Web OpenWorks(TM) (WOW), part of its E&P Information
 Management (IM) suite.
     "The Web paradigm has a great deal to offer our industry and is central to
 Landmark's strategy for delivering highly productive decision support
 information technology (IT) solutions," said John Gibson, president and CEO of
 Landmark Graphics.  "In particular, we are focused on delivering IT solutions
 that dramatically change the way our customers acquire, manage and access
 their data, information and knowledge.  Our integrated, Web-centric approach
 to information management enables users to 'find it fast and capture the
 value.'  This technology from Exprodat provides easy access to project
 information, and can serve as a core component an E&P corporate portal."
     Web OpenWorks is an intuitive way for users to dynamically browse the
 contents of Landmark's OpenWorks(TM), SeisWorks(TM) and Z-MAP Plus(TM)
 projects without the need for a detailed understanding of underlying operating
 systems, applications or databases.  Users may dynamically search, browse and
 report both within and across multiple projects, as well as display images and
 documents.  WOW integrates directly with OpenExplorer(TM), OpenJournal(TM) and
 ESRI's ArcView(TM) and ArcIMS(TM) GIS products, and provides capabilities to
 add value and context to key project metadata through a simple, yet powerful
 browser interface, making documentation an intuitive and integral part of the
 project data store.  This product assists the entire asset team by providing
 rapid access to information and enhancing the capture and sharing of project
 knowledge.
     "We are pleased to have acquired this innovative Web-enabled portal
 technology from an independent third party like Exprodat.  Their ability to
 create such an integral component of the workflow is a further demonstration
 of Landmark's commitment to an open, extensible architecture based on
 OpenWorks(TM)," said John Wilson, executive vice president of marketing for
 Landmark.
     "This is a win-win situation for both Exprodat and Landmark," said Bruce
 Rodney, director of Exprodat.  "The WOW product neatly complements the
 Landmark solution suite.  This software technology acquisition provides
 Landmark with leading-edge, Web-based IM and knowledge capture tools as part
 of their wider range of solutions.  It also enables Exprodat to focus on what
 we do best: providing independent IM consultancy services and technology
 innovation for our clients."
     Landmark is the leading supplier of integrated E&P technical and economic
 software and services to support decision making about finding, drilling and
 producing oil and gas.  Knowledge-based E&P companies now are turning to
 Landmark for technical-to-business (T2B(TM)) process integration for improving
 returns on their investments.  Visit the Landmark Web site at www.lgc.com.
     Halliburton Company, founded in 1919, is the world's largest provider of
 products and services to the petroleum and energy industries.  The company
 serves its customers with a broad range of products and services through its
 Energy Services Group and Engineering and Construction Group business
 segments.  The company's Web site can be accessed at www.halliburton.com.
     Exprodat Limited, founded in 1997, is a leading independent information
 management consultancy.  The company has a reputation for independence,
 experience, technical innovation and business analysis.  Clients include
 leading petroleum and service companies in the E&P business sector.  The
 company provides a combination of consultancy and products around E&P
 information management.  For further details, please visit the company's Web
 site at www.exprodat.com.
     Landmark, the Landmark logo, OpenWorks, SeisWorks, Z-MAP Plus, and
 OpenExplorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Landmark Graphics
 Corporation.  All other brands or products are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
 
 

SOURCE Landmark Graphics Corporation
    DALLAS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark Graphics Corporation, a wholly
 owned business unit of Halliburton Company (NYSE:   HAL), today announced the
 acquisition of software technology from Exprodat Ltd, providing Web-browser
 information access to users of Landmark's OpenWorks(TM) data management
 solution.  As a result of the acquisition, Landmark assumes ownership and
 responsibility for the Project Browser and Project Documenter products and
 will market them as Web OpenWorks(TM) (WOW), part of its E&P Information
 Management (IM) suite.
     "The Web paradigm has a great deal to offer our industry and is central to
 Landmark's strategy for delivering highly productive decision support
 information technology (IT) solutions," said John Gibson, president and CEO of
 Landmark Graphics.  "In particular, we are focused on delivering IT solutions
 that dramatically change the way our customers acquire, manage and access
 their data, information and knowledge.  Our integrated, Web-centric approach
 to information management enables users to 'find it fast and capture the
 value.'  This technology from Exprodat provides easy access to project
 information, and can serve as a core component an E&P corporate portal."
     Web OpenWorks is an intuitive way for users to dynamically browse the
 contents of Landmark's OpenWorks(TM), SeisWorks(TM) and Z-MAP Plus(TM)
 projects without the need for a detailed understanding of underlying operating
 systems, applications or databases.  Users may dynamically search, browse and
 report both within and across multiple projects, as well as display images and
 documents.  WOW integrates directly with OpenExplorer(TM), OpenJournal(TM) and
 ESRI's ArcView(TM) and ArcIMS(TM) GIS products, and provides capabilities to
 add value and context to key project metadata through a simple, yet powerful
 browser interface, making documentation an intuitive and integral part of the
 project data store.  This product assists the entire asset team by providing
 rapid access to information and enhancing the capture and sharing of project
 knowledge.
     "We are pleased to have acquired this innovative Web-enabled portal
 technology from an independent third party like Exprodat.  Their ability to
 create such an integral component of the workflow is a further demonstration
 of Landmark's commitment to an open, extensible architecture based on
 OpenWorks(TM)," said John Wilson, executive vice president of marketing for
 Landmark.
     "This is a win-win situation for both Exprodat and Landmark," said Bruce
 Rodney, director of Exprodat.  "The WOW product neatly complements the
 Landmark solution suite.  This software technology acquisition provides
 Landmark with leading-edge, Web-based IM and knowledge capture tools as part
 of their wider range of solutions.  It also enables Exprodat to focus on what
 we do best: providing independent IM consultancy services and technology
 innovation for our clients."
     Landmark is the leading supplier of integrated E&P technical and economic
 software and services to support decision making about finding, drilling and
 producing oil and gas.  Knowledge-based E&P companies now are turning to
 Landmark for technical-to-business (T2B(TM)) process integration for improving
 returns on their investments.  Visit the Landmark Web site at www.lgc.com.
     Halliburton Company, founded in 1919, is the world's largest provider of
 products and services to the petroleum and energy industries.  The company
 serves its customers with a broad range of products and services through its
 Energy Services Group and Engineering and Construction Group business
 segments.  The company's Web site can be accessed at www.halliburton.com.
     Exprodat Limited, founded in 1997, is a leading independent information
 management consultancy.  The company has a reputation for independence,
 experience, technical innovation and business analysis.  Clients include
 leading petroleum and service companies in the E&P business sector.  The
 company provides a combination of consultancy and products around E&P
 information management.  For further details, please visit the company's Web
 site at www.exprodat.com.
     Landmark, the Landmark logo, OpenWorks, SeisWorks, Z-MAP Plus, and
 OpenExplorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Landmark Graphics
 Corporation.  All other brands or products are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
 
 SOURCE  Landmark Graphics Corporation