By Renée Jean


Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised to benefit the Williston community thanks to the efforts of a senior Halliburton official, and he has received an award for that contribution.

The North Dakota Petroleum Council has recognized Brent Eslinger with its Distinguished Service Award, given each year to an industry veteran who has gone above and beyond normal job duties to help NDPC educate the public and reach out to the community through industry and association activities.

Eslinger has been at the forefront of Halliburton’s operations in North Dakota for the past 15 years. He is senior district manager for Halliburton and leads the local management team. In that role, he works closely with the Rockies Region Management team to develop strategies and make operational decisions for the Williston District.