Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                DATE OF REPORT (date of earliest event reported)

                                NOVEMBER 19, 1997

                               Halliburton Company
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

State or other                      Commission                IRS Employer
jurisdiction                        File Number               Identification
of incorporation                                              Number

Delaware                              1-3492                  No. 75-2677995

                               3600 Lincoln Plaza
                             500 North Akard Street
                            Dallas, Texas 75201-3391
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

                         Registrant's telephone number,
                       including area code - 214/978-2600

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Item 5.  Other Events

         The registrant  may, at its option,  report under this item any events,
with respect to which information is not otherwise called for by this form, that
the registrant deems of importance to security holders.

         On November 19, 1997 registrant  issued a press release  entitled Ortiz
Named President of Halliburton Energy Services  pertaining,  among other things,
to an  announcement  that  Edgar  Ortiz  has  been  appointed  as  president  of
registrant's Halliburton Energy Services business unit.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

         List below the financial  statements,  pro forma financial  information
and exhibits, if any, filed as part of this report.

         (c)      Exhibits.

                  Exhibit 20 - Press release dated November 19, 1997.

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         Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                            HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Date:    November 21, 1997                  By: -----------------------
                                                  Susan S. Keith
                                                  Vice President and Secretary

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                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit                                                       Sequentially
Number                     Description                        Numbered Page

20                         Press Release of                   5 of 6
                           November 19, 1997
                           Incorporated by Reference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       Contact: Guy T. Marcus
November 19, 1997                                    VP-Inv. Rel.
                                                     (214) 978-2691


         DALLAS, Texas - Dick Cheney,  chairman of the board and chief executive
officer of the  Halliburton  Company  (NYSE:HAL),  announces the  appointment of
Edgar Ortiz, 54, as president of the company's Halliburton Energy Services (HES)
business unit.
         With more than 29 years  experience in the oil service  business and 20
years  with  Halliburton,  Ortiz  replaces  Zeke  Zeringue  who has  elected  to
voluntarily  resign  from the  company  at the end of the year to  pursue  other
interests.  Ortiz  has  held  numerous  management  positions  with  Halliburton
including,  most  recently,  senior  vice  president-global   operations,   with
responsibility for all HES business operations worldwide.
     "Halliburton  Energy Services'  success has been designed and achieved by a
broad  cross-section  of leaders and key members of the  company,"  said Cheney.
"Edgar's extensive experience in engineering and business development along with


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his knowledge of  the global marketplace provides  him with a solid track record
for this position."
         Halliburton Energy Services is a leading provider of products, services
and integrated solutions for crude oil and natural gas exploration,  development
and production.
         Halliburton  Company is one of the world's largest  diversified  energy
services, engineering, maintenance, and construction companies. Founded in 1919,
Halliburton  provides a broad range of energy services and products,  industrial
and marine engineering and construction services.


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