"because someone is educated, has a white collar job and isn’t a roughneck they don’t make money for the company?"
Hi Mr. White Collar. I'm glad your company laptop and WFH capability make you feel empowered. But yes, they are generating what little revenue is left. You guys are so good at your job that they had to bring Microsoft and Accenture in to do it for you.
I’d argue there are far more people making money for the company than the very few field crews that are left. Yes at the end of the process there is a crew that has to run the tools but those tools wouldn’t exist without the thousands of other employees that had to do their jobs in order for that tool to get to the field and work properly.
In my nearly 10 years with the company I saw very little change or innovation in our tools or equipment. Most of what we have and use in the field was generated by white collar workers who were dumped by Halliburton like yesterdays garbage 20-30 years ago. Most of what happens now is just rebranding of the same old junk so you can have a job, and so that naive Wall Street analysts can be mesmerized by the word "digital" and adding "I" to everything. Can't wait for the iQ10 and iCruiseX.0. You're largely resting on your predecessor's laurels. Work Properly? That's hilarious. Very little of Halliburton's tools and equipment work as advertised. Good luck emailing or calling anyone in Houston for help when you need something outside of bankers hours. That was a problem way before COVID.
We ALL make the company money. Just because you turn a wrench at the END of the process doesn’t mean you are the only one that matters.
Ya the HR broads who never get laid off and everyone else WFH and watching p–nhub half the day are going to save the day! p–nhub is probably the only successful digital product that travels over Halliburton's network at this point.
Carry on Scientist!