DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Feb. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - David J. Lesar, CEO of oil and energy services giant Halliburton, has ordered an immmediate evacuation of all Halliburton employees and their dependents from Dubai. "This order takes effect immediately," Lesar said. "The violence in Dubai over the past few days makes it clear that it is not safe for us right now. We will re-group in Houston and evaluate our options."
Military actions at Dubai International Airport may delay the evacuation. Halliburton has chartered an Airbus A-340 from Emirates to evacuate its employees, but the airport remains shut down due to military actions within the airport perimeter. The flight was scheduled to leave this evening and arrive in Houston late tomorrow.