Halliburton is a publicly held company that was founded in 1919 by Erle P. Halliburton. The major holders, as of April 2015, include David J. Lesar, James S. Brown, Jeffrey Allen Miller and Joe D. Rainey, according to Yahoo! Finance. Institutional holders include Vanguard Group, Inc., and State Street Corporation.
Halliburton originated in Duncan, Oklahoma, and provided oil well cementing services. In the late 1920s, the company expanded overseas to Burma then later opened offices in Canada, South America and the Middle East, as reported by the Halliburton website. Halliburton has conducted numerous offshore projects over the years, concentrating on oil production and well completion equipment manufacturing.