The DOJ is investigating possible bribery in Yemen several years ago by Schlumberger Ltd., the large oil-services company that has a primary office in Houston, Texas. Allegedly, the company made payments to a consulting firm that had connections to the government of Yemen during a period in which the company was seeking approval to create an oil-exploration databank in Yemen. Reportedly, investigators have contacted former Schlumberger employees with knowledge of internal allegations made at the company and of internal Schlumberger probes of those allegations.