Egyptian Drilling's Newbuild Land Rig Spuds First Well

Egypt Western Desert
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Egyptian Drilling's EDC Rig 53, a newbuild heavy land rig, has been commissioned and commenced a one year contract with Merlon El Fayum in the Western Desert of Egypt. EDC Rig 53 spud its first well on September 27, 2005.

EDC Rig 53 is a 2000HP National 1320 heavy drilling rig. The Rig is equipped with two National 1600HP Mud Pumps and a Varco TDS-11S Top Drive.


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