AGR to support Falklands drilling

Desire Petroleum and Rockhopper Exploration have awarded AGR Petroleum Services (AGR) a $3.1-million contract to provide logistical support and undertake a six-well drilling program in the North Falklands basin.

Offshore staff

STRAUME, Norway -- Desire Petroleum and Rockhopper Exploration have awarded AGR Petroleum Services (AGR) a $3.1-million contract to provide logistical support and undertake a six-well drilling program in the North Falklands basin. Desire Petroleum has four prospects while Rockhopper will drill two exploration wells.

The five-month drilling operation is expected to begin next month.

Desire has contract the semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean Guardian for the drilling campaign. It will be used for all six wells.

02/09/2010

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