Baker Hughes Inc is a Delaware corporation which was formed in April 1987. The Company is a supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the oil and natural gas industry. It also provides industrial and other products and services to the downstream refining and the process and pipeline industries. The Company conducts its operations in more than 80 countries. Its oilfield operations are organized into a number of geomarket organizations, which are combined into eight geographic regions. The Company's support operations are organized at the enterprise level and include the product line marketing and technology, supply chain and information technology organizations, which comprise the Global Products and Services group. The Company's oilfield products and services fall into two groups, namely Drilling and Evaluation Group and Completion and Production Group. This classification is based on the two phases of constructing an oil and/or natural gas well and how its products and services are utilized for each phase. The Drilling and Evaluation group consists of products and services such as Drill Bits, Drilling Services, Wireline Services and Drilling and Completion Fluids. The Completion and Production group consists of products and services such as Completion Systems, Wellbore Intervention, Intelligent Production Systems, Artificial Lift, Upstream Chemicals and Pressure Pumping. The Company markets its products and services on a product line basis through its own sales organizations. Its competitors include the oilfield service companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton and Weatherford International. It also competes with other companies like National Oilwell Varco, Ecolab, Newpark Resources, and FTS International. It also competes with National Oilwell Varco, Ecolab, Newpark Resources and FTS International. The Company's past & present operations include activities that are subject to domestic including U.S. federal, state and local and international regulations.
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