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         This  Executive Employment  Agreement ("Agreement"), is entered into by
and between Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. ("Employer"), Halliburton Company,
a Delaware corporation ("Halliburton"), and David A. Reamer, ("Employee"), to be
effective on September 29, 1998 (the "Effective Date").

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

         WHEREAS, Employee is currently employed by Employer; and

         WHEREAS,  Employer is desirous of continuing the employment of Employee
after the  Effective  Date  pursuant  to the terms  and  conditions  and for the
consideration  set  forth  in  this  Agreement,  and  Employee  is  desirous  of
continuing in the employ of Employer  pursuant to such terms and  conditions and
for such consideration.

         NOW,  THEREFORE,  for  and in  consideration  of the  mutual  promises,
covenants, and obligations contained herein, Employer,  Halliburton and Employee
agree as follows:


         1.1.     Employer agrees to employ Employee, and Employee  agrees to be
employed by Employer,  beginning as of the Effective Date and  continuing  until
the date of termination of Employee's  employment  pursuant to the provisions of
Article 3 (the "Term"), subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

         1.2.     Beginning as of the Effective Date, Employee shall be employed
as Senior Vice President - Shared Services Division of Employer. Employee agrees
to serve in the assigned  position or in such other executive  capacities as may
be requested from time to time by Employer and to perform diligently  and to the
best of  Employee's  abilities  the duties  and  services  appertaining  to such
positions as reasonably  determined by Employer,  as well as such  additional or
different duties and services  appropriate to such positions which Employee from
time to time may be reasonably directed to perform by Employer.

         1.3.     Employee shall at all times comply with and be subject to such
policies and  procedures as  Halliburton  or Employer may establish from time to
time,  including,  without limitation,  the Halliburton Company Code of Business
Conduct (the "Code of Business Conduct").

         1.4.     Employee shall, during the period of Employee's  employment by
Employer,  devote Employee's full business time, energy, and best efforts to the
business  and  affairs  of  Employer.  Employee  may  not  engage,  directly  or
indirectly, in any other business,  investment, or activity that interferes with
Employee's  performance  of  Employee's  duties  hereunder,  is  contrary to the
interest of  Halliburton or any of its  affiliated  subsidiaries  and divisions,
including Employer (collectively, the "Halliburton Entities" or, individually, a
"Halliburton  Entity"),  or  requires  any  significant  portion  of  Employee's

business time. The foregoing  notwithstanding,  the parties  recognize and agree
that  Employee may engage in passive  personal  investments  and other  business
activities  which  do  not  conflict  with  the  business  and  affairs  of  the
Halliburton  Entities or interfere  with  Employee's  performance  of his or her
duties hereunder. Employee may not serve on the board of directors of any entity
other than a Halliburton  Entity during the Term without the approval thereof in
accordance with  Halliburton's  policies and procedures  regarding such service.
Employee  shall be  permitted to retain any  compensation  received for approved
service on any unaffiliated corporation's board of directors.

         1.5.     Employee  acknowledges  and  agrees  that   Employee   owes  a
fiduciary duty of  loyalty, fidelity  and allegiance to  act at all times in the
best interests of the Employer  and the other  Halliburton Entities and to do no
act which would, directly or indirectly,  injure  any  such  entity's  business,
interests, or reputation.  It is agreed that any direct or indirect interest in,
connection with, or benefit from any outside activities, particularly commercial
activities,  which interest might in any way adversely affect  Employer,  or any
Halliburton  Entity,  involves a possible conflict of interest.  In keeping with
Employee's fiduciary duties to Employer, Employee agrees that Employee shall not
knowingly  become  involved  in a conflict  of  interest  with  Employer  or the
Halliburton  Entities,  or upon  discovery  thereof,  allow such a  conflict  to
continue.  Moreover,  Employee  shall not  engage in any  activity  which  might
involve a possible  conflict of interest  without  first  obtaining  approval in
accordance with Halliburton's policies and procedures.

         1.6.     Nothing contained herein shall be construed  to  preclude  the
transfer of Employee's  employment to another  Halliburton  Entity  ("Subsequent
Employer") as of, or at any time after,  the Effective Date and no such transfer
shall be deemed to be a  termination  of  employment  for  purposes of Article 3
hereof; provided, however, that, effective with such transfer, all of Employer's
obligations  hereunder  shall be  assumed  by and be  binding  upon,  and all of
Employer's  rights hereunder shall be assigned to, such Subsequent  Employer and
the defined term "Employer" as used herein shall thereafter be deemed amended to
mean such Subsequent  Employer.  Except as otherwise  provided above, all of the
terms and conditions of this Agreement, including without limitation, Employee's
rights and  obligations,  shall remain in full force and effect  following  such
transfer of employment.


         2.1.     Employee's base salary during  the Term shall be not less than
$325,000  per  annum  which  shall be paid in  accordance  with  the  Employer's
standard  payroll  practice for its  executives.  Employee's  base salary may be
increased from time to time with the approval of the  Compensation  Committee of
Halliburton's Board of Directors (the "Compensation Committee") or its delegate,
as  applicable.  Such increased base salary shall become the minimum base salary
under this  Agreement  and may not be decreased  thereafter  without the written
consent of Employee.

         2.2.     During the Term, Employee shall participate in the Halliburton
Annual  Performance Pay Plan, or any successor annual incentive plan approved by


the Compensation Committee;  provided, however, that all determinations relating
to Employee's participation,  including,  without limitation,  those relating to
the  performance   goals   applicable  to  Employee  and  Employee's   level  of
participation  and payout  opportunity,  shall be made in the sole discretion of
the person or committee to whom such authority has been granted pursuant to such
plan's terms.

         2.3      Halliburton  shall  grant  to  Employee  under the Halliburton
Company 1993  Stock and Long-Term  Incentive Plan (the "1993 Plan") 7,500 shares
of Halliburton's common stock subject to restrictions.

         2.4.     During the Term, Employer shall pay or reimburse  Employee for
all actual, reasonable and customary expenses incurred by Employee in the course
of his or her employment; including, but not limited to, travel,  entertainment,
subscriptions  and dues associated with Employee's  membership in  professional,
business and civic  organizations;  provided that such expenses are incurred and
accounted for in accordance with Employer's applicable policies and procedures.

         2.5.     While employed by Employer,   Employee  shall  be  allowed  to
participate,  on the same  basis  generally  as  other  executive  employees  of
Employer,  in  all  general  employee  benefit  plans  and  programs,  including
improvements  or  modifications  of the  same,  which on the  Effective  Date or
thereafter  are  made  available  by  Employer  to all or  substantially  all of
Employer's  similarly situated executive  employees.  Such benefits,  plans, and
programs may include, without limitation, medical, health, and dental care, life
insurance,  disability  protection,  and qualified and non-qualified  retirement
plans. Except as specifically  provided herein,  nothing in this Agreement is to
be  construed  or  interpreted  to  increase  or  alter  in any way the  rights,
participation,  coverage,  or benefits under such benefit plans or programs than
provided to similarly  situated  executive  employees  pursuant to the terms and
conditions  of such  benefit  plans and  programs.  While  employed by Employer,
Employee  shall be  eligible  to  receive  awards  under  the  1993  Plan or any
successor  stock-related  plan  adopted  by  Halliburton's  Board of  Directors;
provided, however, that the foregoing shall not be construed as a guarantee with
respect to the type,  amount or frequency of such awards, if any, such decisions
being  solely  within  the  discretion  of  the  Compensation  Committee  or its
delegate, as applicable.

         2.6.     Except as otherwise provided in Section  2.2  hereof,  neither
Halliburton  nor  Employer  shall by reason of this  Article 2 be  obligated  to
institute,  maintain, or refrain from changing,  amending or discontinuing,  any
incentive  compensation,  employee  benefit or stock or stock option  program or
plan,  so long as such actions are  similarly  applicable  to covered  employees

         2.7.     Employer  may  withhold  from  any compensation,  benefits, or
amounts payable under this Agreement all federal, state, city, or other taxes as
may be required pursuant to any law or governmental regulation or ruling.



         3.1.     Employee's  employment  with Employer  shall be terminated (i)
upon the  death of Employee, (ii) upon Employee's Retirement (as defined below),
(iii) upon  Employee's Permanent  Disability (as  defined below), or (iv) at any
time by Employer  upon notice to Employee, or by Employee upon thirty (30) days'
notice to Employer, for any or no reason.

         3.2.     If Employee's employment is terminated by reason of any of the
following circumstances,  Employee shall not be entitled to receive the benefits
set forth in Section 3.3 hereof:

         (i)      Death.

         (ii)     Retirement.  "Retirement"  shall mean  either  (a)  Employee's
                  retirement   at  or  after  normal   retirement   age  (either
                  voluntarily or pursuant to Halliburton's retirement policy) or
                  (b) the  voluntary  termination  of  Employee's  employment by
                  Employee in accordance with Employer's early retirement policy
                  for other than Good Reason (as defined below).

         (iii)    Permanent   Disability.   "Permanent   Disability"  shall mean
                  Employee's  physical  or mental  incapacity to  perform his or
                  her  usual  duties  with  such   condition  likely  to  remain
                  continuously and permanently as determined by the Compensation

         (iv)     Voluntary  Termination.  "Voluntary  Termination" shall mean a
                  termination  of employment in the sole  discretion  and at the
                  election of Employee for other than Good Reason. "Good Reason"
                  shall mean (a) a termination of employment by Employee because
                  of a material breach by Employer of any material  provision of
                  this Agreement which remains  uncorrected for thirty (30) days
                  following  notice of such  breach  by  Employee  to  Employer,
                  provided such termination  occurs within sixty (60) days after
                  the  expiration of the notice  period or (b) a termination  of
                  employment by Employee  within six (6) months after a material
                  reduction in Employee's rank or responsibility with Employer.

         (v)      Termination for Cause. Termination of Employee's employment by
                  Employer for Cause.  "Cause" shall mean any of the  following:
                  (a) Employee's gross  negligence or willful  misconduct in the
                  performance  of the duties and  services  required of Employee
                  pursuant to this Agreement, (b) Employee's final conviction of
                  a felony,  (c) a material  violation  of the Code of  Business
                  Conduct  or (d)  Employee's  material  breach of any  material
                  provision of this  Agreement  which  remains  uncorrected  for
                  thirty (30) days  following  notice of such breach to Employee


                  by Employer.  Determination  as to whether or not Cause exists
                  for  termination of Employee's  employment will be made by the
                  Compensation Committee.

         In the  event  Employee's  employment  is  terminated  under any of the
foregoing circumstances,  all future compensation to which Employee is otherwise
entitled and all future  benefits for which Employee is eligible shall cease and
terminate as of the date of termination, except as specifically provided in this
Section 3.2.  Employee,  or his or her estate in the case of  Employee's  death,
shall be entitled to pro rata base salary  through the date of such  termination
and  shall  be  entitled  to any  individual  bonuses  or  individual  incentive
compensation not yet paid but payable under  Employer's or  Halliburton's  plans
for years prior to the year of Employee's  termination of employment,  but shall
not be entitled to any bonus or incentive  compensation for the year in which he
or she  terminates  employment or any other payments or benefits by or on behalf
of  Employer  except  for those  which may be payable  pursuant  to the terms of
Employer's or Halliburton's  employee benefit plans (as defined in Section 3.4),
stock, stock option or incentive plans, or the applicable  agreements underlying
such plans.

         3.3      If Employee's  employment  is terminated  by  Employer for any
reason  other than as  set forth in Section 3.2 above Employee shall be entitled
to each of the following:

         (i)      To  the  extent not  otherwise  specifically  provided  in any
                  underlying   restricted   stock   agreements,  all  shares  of
                  Halliburton common stock previously  granted to Employee under
                  the Halliburton Company Career Executive Incentive Stock Plan,
                  the 1993 Plan, and any similar plan adopted by Halliburton  in
                  the  future,  which at the date of termination  of  employment
                  are subject to restrictions (the "Restricted Shares")  will be
                  treated  in  a  manner  consistent  with   Halliburton's  past
                  practices  for   treatment  of   Restricted  Shares   held  by
                  executives whose employment was involuntarily  terminated by a
                  Halliburton  Entity  for reasons other  than Cause,  which, in
                  most  instances,  have been to forfeit the  Restricted  Shares
                  and pay to such executive a lump sum cash payment equal to the
                  value of the Restricted  Shares (based on the closing price of
                  Halliburton common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the
                  date of termination  of  employment);  although in some cases,
                  Halliburton  has,  in  lieu  of, or in  combination  with, the
                  foregoing  and  in  its  discretion,  caused  the   forfeiture
                  restrictions   with  respect  to  all  or  a  portion  of  the
                  Restricted  Shares to lapse and  provided for the retention of
                  such shares by such executive.

          (ii)    Subject to the  provisions of Section 3.4,  Employer shall pay
                  to Employee a severance  benefit  consisting  of a single lump
                  sum cash payment equal to two years' of Employee's base salary
                  as  in  effect  at  the  date  of  Employee's  termination  of
                  employment. Such severance benefit shall be paid no later than
                  sixty   (60)  days   following   Employee's   termination   of


         (iii)    Employee  shall  be  entitled  to any  individual  bonuses  or
                  individual  incentive  compensation  not yet paid but  payable
                  under Employer's or Halliburton's plans for years prior to the
                  year of Employee's  termination  of  employment.  Such amounts
                  shall be paid to Employee in a single lump sum cash payment no
                  later than sixty (60) days following Employee's termination of

         (iv)     Employee  shall  be  entitled  to any  individual  bonuses  or
                  individual   incentive   compensation   under   Employer's  or
                  Halliburton's plans for the year of Employee's  termination of
                  employment  determined as if Employee had remained employed by
                  the Employer for the entire year.  Such amounts  shall be paid
                  to  Employee  at the  time  that  such  amounts  are  paid  to
                  similarly  situated  employees  except that no portion of such
                  amounts shall be deferred to future years.

         3.4.     The severance benefit paid to Employee pursuant to Section 3.3
shall be in consideration of Employee's  continuing  obligations hereunder after
such termination,  including,  without limitation,  Employee's obligations under
Article 4.  Further,  as a condition to the receipt of such  severance  benefit,
Employer,  in its sole  discretion,  may  require  Employee  to first  execute a
release,  in the form established by Employer,  releasing Employer and all other
Halliburton Entities, and their officers, directors, employees, and agents, from
any and all  claims  and  from  any and all  causes  of  action  of any  kind or
character,  including,  but not  limited  to,  all  claims  and causes of action
arising out of Employee's  employment  with  Employer and any other  Halliburton
Entities or the  termination of such  employment.  The performance of Employer's
obligations  under Section 3.3 and the receipt of the severance benefit provided
thereunder by Employee shall  constitute  full settlement of all such claims and
causes of action.  Employee shall not be under any duty or obligation to seek or
accept other employment  following a termination of employment pursuant to which
a  severance  benefit  payment  under  Section  3.3 is owing and the amounts due
Employee  pursuant to Section 3.3 shall not be reduced or  suspended if Employee
accepts   subsequent   employment  or  earns  any  amounts  as  a  self-employed
individual.  Employee's  rights  under  Section  3.3  are  Employee's  sole  and
exclusive  rights against the Employer or its affiliates and the Employer's sole
and exclusive liability to Employee under this Agreement,  in contract,  tort or
otherwise,  for  the  termination  of his or her  employment  relationship  with
Employer.  Employee agrees that all disputes relating to Employee's  termination
of  employment,  including,  without  limitation,  any  dispute as to "Cause" or
"Voluntary   Termination"   and  any  claims  or  demands  against  Employer  or
Halliburton  based upon  Employee's  employment  for any monies other than those
specified  in Section 3.3,  shall be resolved  through the  Halliburton  Dispute
Resolution  Plan as  provided in Section 5.6  hereof;  provided,  however,  that
decisions  as to  whether  "Cause"  exists  for  termination  of the  employment
relationship  with  Employee and whether and as of what date Employee has become
permanently   disabled  are   delegated  to  the   Compensation   Committee  for
determination  and any  dispute  of  Employee  with any such  decision  shall be
limited to whether the  Compensation  Committee  reached  such  decision in good
faith.  Nothing contained in this Article 3 shall be construed to be a waiver by


Employee of any benefits  accrued for or due Employee under any employee benefit
plan (as such term is defined in the Employees'  Retirement  Income Security Act
of 1974, as amended) maintained by Employer or Halliburton, except that Employee
shall not be entitled to any severance  benefits  pursuant to any severance plan
or program of the Employer or Halliburton.

         3.5.     Termination of the employment relationship  does not terminate
those  obligations  imposed by this Agreement which are continuing  obligations,
including, without limitation, Employee's obligations under Article 4.


         4.1.     All  information, ideas, concepts, improvements,  discoveries,
and inventions, whether  patentable or not, which are conceived, made, developed
or acquired by Employee, individually  or in  conjunction  with  others,  during
Employee's  employment  by Employer  or any of its  affiliates  (whether  during
business  hours or otherwise  and whether on  Employer's  premises or otherwise)
which relate to the business, products or services of Employer or its affiliates
(including,  without  limitation,  all such  information  relating to  corporate
opportunities,  research,  financial and sales data,  pricing and trading terms,
evaluations, opinions,  interpretations,  acquisition prospects, the identity of
customers  or their  requirements,  the  identity  of key  contacts  within  the
customer's organizations or within the organization of acquisition prospects, or
marketing and merchandising  techniques,  prospective names, and marks), and all
writings or materials of any type embodying any of such items, shall be the sole
and exclusive property of Employer or its affiliates, as the case may be.

         4.2.     Employee acknowledges that the businesses  of Employer and its
affiliates are highly  competitive and that their  strategies,  methods,  books,
records, and documents,  their technical information  concerning their products,
equipment,   services,   and  processes,   procurement  procedures  and  pricing
techniques,  the names of and other  information  (such as credit and  financial
data)  concerning  their  customers  and  business   affiliates,   all  comprise
confidential business information and trade secrets which are valuable, special,
and unique  assets which  Employer or its  affiliates  use in their  business to
obtain  a  competitive  advantage  over  their  competitors.   Employee  further
acknowledges that protection of such confidential business information and trade
secrets  against  unauthorized  disclosure and use is of critical  importance to
Employer and its affiliates in maintaining their competitive position.  Employee
hereby  agrees  that  Employee  will not, at any time during or after his or her
employment by Employer,  make any  unauthorized  disclosure of any  confidential
business information or trade secrets of Employer or its affiliates, or make any
use   thereof,   except  in  the   carrying   out  of  his  or  her   employment
responsibilities hereunder.  Confidential business information shall not include
information  in the  public  domain  (but only if the same  becomes  part of the
public domain through a means other than a disclosure prohibited hereunder). The
above  notwithstanding,  a  disclosure  shall not be  unauthorized  if (i) it is
required  by law or by a  court  of  competent  jurisdiction  or  (ii)  it is in


connection  with any judicial,  arbitration,  dispute  resolution or other legal
proceeding in which  Employee's  legal rights and  obligations as an employee or
under this Agreement are at issue;  provided,  however,  that Employee shall, to
the extent  practicable  and  lawful in any such  events,  give prior  notice to
Employer  of his or her  intent  to  disclose  any  such  confidential  business
information  in such  context  so as to  allow  Employer  or its  affiliates  an
opportunity (which Employee will not oppose) to obtain such protective orders or
similar relief with respect thereto as may be deemed appropriate.

         4.3.     All written materials, records,  and other  documents made by,
or coming into the  possession of, Employee  during  the  period  of  Employee's
employment  by  Employer  which  contain  or  disclose   confidential   business
information or trade secrets of Employer or its  affiliates  shall be and remain
the  property  of  Employer,  or  its  affiliates,  as the  case  may  be.  Upon
termination  of  Employee's  employment  by Employer,  for any reason,  Employee
promptly shall deliver the same, and all copies thereof, to Employer.

         4.4      For  purposes  of  this  Article  4,  "affiliates"  shall mean
entities  in which  Employer or Halliburton has a 20% or more direct or indirect
equity interest.


         5.1.     Except  as  otherwise  provided  in  Section  4.4 hereof,  for
purposes  of  this Agreement,  the terms  "affiliate" or  "affiliated"  means an
entity  who  directly,  or  indirectly  through  one  or  more   intermediaries,
controls,  is  controlled  by, or  is  under  common  control  with  Employer or
Halliburton  or in which Employer or Halliburton  or has  a 50% or  more  equity

         5.2.     For  purposes of  this   Agreement,   notices  and  all  other
communications  provided  for herein  shall be in writing and shall be deemed to
have been duly given when  received by or tendered to Employee,  Halliburton  or
Employer,  as applicable,  by pre-paid courier or by United States registered or
certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

         If to Employer or Halliburton, to Halliburton  Company at 3600  Lincoln
         Plaza,  500  North  Akard  Street,  Dallas,  Texas  75201-3391,  to the
         attention of the General Counsel.

         If to Employee, to his or her last known personal residence.

         5.3.     This  Agreement  shall  be   governed  by  and  construed  and
enforced,  in all  respects in  accordance with  the  law of the State of Texas,
without regard to principles of conflicts of law,  unless  preempted by  federal
law, in which case federal  law  shall  govern;  provided,  however,  that  the
Halliburton Dispute Resolution Plan and the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern
in all respects with regard to the resolution of disputes hereunder.


         5.4.     No failure by either  party  hereto at any time to give notice
of  any  breach  by the other  party of, or  to  require  compliance  with,  any
condition  or provision of this Agreement shall be deemed a waiver of similar or
dissimilar  provisions or  conditions  at the same or at any prior or subsequent

         5.5.     It is a  desire and intent of  the  parties  that  the  terms,
provisions,  covenants,  and  remedies  contained  in this  Agreement  shall  be
enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any such term, provision,
covenant,  or remedy of this Agreement or the application thereof to any person,
association, or entity or circumstances shall, to any extent, be construed to be
invalid  or  unenforceable  in whole  or in part,  then  such  term,  provision,
covenant,  or  remedy  shall  be  construed  in a  manner  so as to  permit  its
enforceability  under the applicable law to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In any case,  the  remaining  provisions  of this  Agreement or the  application
thereof to any person,  association, or entity or circumstances other than those
to which they have been held  invalid  or  unenforceable,  shall  remain in full
force and effect.

         5.6.     It is the mutual intention of the parties to have any  dispute
concerning this Agreement resolved out of court. Accordingly,  the parties agree
that any such dispute shall, as the sole and exclusive  remedy, be submitted for
resolution through the Halliburton Dispute Resolution Plan;  provided,  however,
that the  Employer,  on its own behalf  and on behalf of any of the  Halliburton
Entities,  shall be entitled to seek a  restraining  order or  injunction in any
court of competent jurisdiction to prevent any breach or the continuation of any
breach of the  provisions  of Article 4 and Employee  hereby  consents that such
restraining  order or  injunction  may be granted  without the  necessity of the
Employer  posting any bond.  The parties  agree that the  resolution of any such
dispute through such Plan shall be final and binding.

         5.7.     This  Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit
of Employer, to the extent herein provided,  Halliburton  and any other  person,
association,  or  entity  which  may  hereafter  acquire  or  succeed  to all or
substantially  all of the business or assets of Employer or  Halliburton  by any
means  whether  direct or  indirect,  by  purchase,  merger,  consolidation,  or
otherwise.  Employee's  rights and obligations under this Agreement are personal
and such rights,  benefits, and obligations of Employee shall not be voluntarily
or involuntarily assigned,  alienated,  or transferred,  whether by operation of
law or otherwise,  without the prior written consent of Employer,  other than in
the case of death or incompetence of Employee.

         5.8.     Except for any  stock option and restricted  stock  agreements
and  any  agreements   pertaining  to  intellectual   property  or  confidential
information  of Employer  or Halliburton,  as the case may be, which  agreements
remain in full force and effect, this Agreement replaces and merges any previous
agreements and discussions  pertaining  to the subject  matter  covered  herein.
This Agreement  constitutes the  entire agreement  of the parties with regard to
the terms of  Employee's  employment,  termination of  employment  and severance
benefits,  and  contains  all  of   the  covenants,  promises,  representations,
warranties,  and agreements  between the  parties with  respect to such matters.
Each party to this Agreement acknowledges that no  representation,   inducement,


promise, or  agreement, oral or  written,  has  been made  by either  party with
respect to the foregoing matters which is  not  embodied  herein,  and  that  no
agreement, statement, or  promise  relating  to  the  employment of  Employee by
Employer that is not contained in this Agreement shall be valid or binding.  Any
modification of this Agreement  will be  effective  only if it is in writing and
signed by each party whose rights hereunder are affected thereby, provided  that
any  such  modification  must  be  authorized  or  approved  by the Compensation
Committee or its delegate, as appropriate.

         IN  WITNESS  WHEREOF,  Employer,  Halliburton  and  Employee  have duly
executed this  Agreement in multiple  originals to be effective on the Effective

                                  HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.

                                  By: /s/ David J. Lesar
                                  Name:   David J. Lesar
                                  Title:  President and Chief Executive Officer

                                  HALLIBURTON COMPANY

                                  By: /s/ David J. Lesar
                                  Name:   David J. Lesar
                                  Title:  President and Chief Operating Officer


                                  /s/ David A. Reamer
                                      David A. Reamer