Brazil: HRT orders four helirigs for Solimoes basin

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, has ordered four heliportable drilling rigs for its exploratory program in the Solimoes basin in Brazil.

A joint venture of Andrews Technologies Inc. and Sichuan Honghua Petroleum Equipment Ltd. will provide the modular rigs, to be built in China and capable of drilling to 4,000 m, for arrival in the Amazon in mid-2012.

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