EAS contracts seven drill packages from NOV for new vessels

Estaleiro Atlantico Sul has contracted National Oilwell Varco Inc. to supply drilling equipment packages for seven drillships at a value of more than $1.5 billion.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Estaleiro Atlantico Sul has contracted National Oilwell Varco Inc. to supply drilling equipment packages for seven drillships at a value of more than $1.5 billion. The packages include drilling riser and pressure controls.

NOV says this is its largest single order in its 150-year history.

“We are pleased to have been selected as the drilling equipment supplier for this prominent project, and excited to work with one of Brazil's premier shipyard companies, EAS,” said Pete Misser, chairman and CEO of National Oilwell Varco. “Brazil’s extraordinary deepwater discoveries of the past several years have transformed it into one of the most significant offshore markets we serve, and one we expect to continue to grow.”

08/15/2011

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