Two drilling contractors have agreed to send six more heavy rigs from the U.S. to Colombia. They will work for a group led by BP Exploration Co. (Colombia) Ltd., which is mounting an aggressive appraisal drilling program in Cusiana oil field in the Llanos foothills about 100 miles northeast of Bogota (OGJ, Jan. 20, p. 68). Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., Tulsa, received letters of intent from BP to furnish four more heavy rigs under 3 year contracts with operations to start during next Mar. 1-May 1. They will join H&P's Rig 125, which is a heavy rig drilling for BP at present, and three 18,000 ft capacity helicopter rig...

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