Parker Drilling Co.

AuthorGallion, Mari

Parker Drilling Co. has commenced drilling operations with Rig 273, the first of two Arctic Alaska Drilling Unit rigs the company has developed to safely and efficiently perform in environmentally sensitive, harsh arctic environments. Rig 273 initiated operations earlier this week under the terms of the company's five-year contract with BP. The company's second AADU, Rig 272, remains on schedule for acceptance testing in 2013.

Parker's rig fleet includes 22 land rigs and two offshore barge rigs in...

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