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AGR Enhanced Drilling Bags Riserless Mud Recovery Services off Sakhalin

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AGR Group's unit AGR Enhanced Drilling announced that it has signed a $3 million deal to use its Riserless Mud Recovery services (RMR) off Sakhalin, Russia, over the summer drilling season.

The operating company is using RMR to help drilling operations in an area that has challenging top-hole conditions and stringent environmental regulations.

RMR enables operators to use weighted mud during top-hole drilling. All mud and cuttings are returned to the
rig, with no discharge to the sea. The result is a safer, more stable top-hole, drilled with minimal environmental impact.

RMR and its sister technology CTS (Cuttings Transportation System) have together been deployed on more than 500 wells worldwide to date.

Enhanced Drilling’s EVP David Hine said: “RMR has been used with great results previously off Sakhalin - we very much look forward to continuing the RMR success story with this latest project.

“This contract win is a further testament to the quality of our technology, services and people.”

Last year, Enhanced Drilling built on its reputation for step-change technological solutions with the introduction of the EC-Drill Managed Pressure Drilling system, which was used on three deep-water wells in the Gulf of Mexico.

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