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Noble awards contract for integrated deepwater MPD system

Noble Corp has awarded AFGlobal a contract for the provision of an integrated deepwater managed pressure drilling (MPD) system. The scope of the award will culminate in the supply and installation of an integrated, next-generation MPD system. The equipment specified is the most advanced of its kind supplied to date by AFGlobal.

Noble recognizes MPD as an important next step in bringing continuous improvement to the drilling process. “The addition of MPD systems to our rig fleet will provide a valuable competitive advantage with an expected higher level of safety and performance,” said Scott Marks, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Noble.

“AFGlobal’s decades of manufacturing experience, combined with a deep understanding of pressure management drilling technology, has positioned us at the center of MPD adoption and evolution,” added Mark Mitchell, President of Oil & Gas at AFGlobal. “Working closely with all the stakeholders, we have designed, built and installed the industry-leading equipment that is enabling a global fleet of MPD-ready rigs. We are proud to be awarded this opportunity by Noble.”

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