Weatherford to drill 20 wells in Iraq

Weatherford will provide project management and all other associated services

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker climbs stairs at the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, January 21, 2016.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker climbs stairs at the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, January 21, 2016.

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Weatherford International has signed an 18-month contract with the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) to provide services and project management for the drilling and completion of twenty wells in the Al-Nasiriyah field in the Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq.

Basim Khudair, General Director for IDC, said: “Signing this contract between IDC and Weatherford is a great accomplishment for both parties. It sets the right ground for our mutual and constructive joint cooperation in the future.”
IDC will provide rigs, civil works and drilling services; Weatherford will provide project management and all other associated services. The operation will be performed with four rigs provided by IDC.
 
Frederico Justus, President, International Operations, Weatherford, noted: “This joint operation with IDC is an honor for Weatherford. Together, IDC and Weatherford will work as one team, providing project management solutions that deliver efficient and effective execution of the contract.”
IDC is a leading Iraqi service company focusing on rig services and is a key player in the nationalization program for the country’s oil and gas sector.
 
Weatherford is the leading wellbore and production solutions company. Operating in more than 80 countries, the Company answers the challenges of the energy industry with its global talent network of approximately 20,000 team members and 600 locations, which include service, research and development, training, and manufacturing facilities. –Tradearabia News Service

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